Protect and celebrate our parks and reserves
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Parks Week is a week-long awareness campaign supported by the New Zealand Recreation Association and Parks and Leisure Australia, to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities.
This year Rotorua’s Parks Week sees a collaboration between Rotorua Lakes Council and Sport Bay of Plenty to bring together a range of local recreational providers and community organisations – all with an aim to showcase the vital role parks play within the community and how they help create a vibrant city.
Events include outdoor boot camps and Kangatraining for mums and bubs, dog-friendly activities, walking groups, twilight social sports and an outdoor cinema screening of The Jungle Book (2016).
There is also a variety of youth and whanau events hosted by the Western Heights Community Association and the Fordlands Community, ensuring there is something for everyone regardless of age, experience or ability.
Sport Bay of Plenty Recreation Advisor (CBOP) Lauren Atkinson says both Sport Bay of Plenty and Rotorua Lakes Council have undertaken extensive work to produce a calendar of activities and events that are not only free or low cost, but are what the community wants.
“It’s great to see all sectors of the community coming together to deliver a diverse event that not only showcases our beautiful parks but highlights how these spaces can be used for relaxation, entertainment, play, recreation and sport”.
Parks Week is on from March 10 to 18.
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