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Council Launches Discover Our Parks Events For Parks Week 2019

Mar 05, 2019
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Invercargill City CouncilInvercargill City Council

Focussing on health and wellbeing, environment, conservation, animals, fitness, fun, and learning, each event will offer something a little bit different, but all promise to be awesome.

Many Invercargill community groups and organisations have also volunteered their time to come along to different events, including Southern District Police with their dogs, Southland Basketball, Rotary Club Invercargill South, and the Department of Conservation to name just a few.

Acting Parks Manager Michele Frey said she was incredibly excited to share Parks Week with the wider Invercargill community.

“We here in the Parks and Recreation team are incredibly proud of our beautiful green spaces.

“Our rangers wanted to use Parks Week as an opportunity to meet others who love our parks, and to show them all the fantastic things we can get involved with.”

As if the events and activities themselves weren’t enough, there will also be the chance to win a family tour of the Queens Park Animal Reserve.

Get your Passport stamped at as many Discover Our Parks events as you can, then pop it in the draw to win.

Visit icc.govt.nz or facebook.com/DiscoverOurParks to find out more.

Events:

Saturday 2 March, all day.
Where: Southland A&P Show, Donovan Park
What: Our friendly Parks and Recreation rangers will educate you about the birds and animals from Queens Park, with special guests from the animal reserve!

Sunday 10 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Queens Park, Herbert Street end
What: Participants of Surf to City will finish at Queens Park. Here you can learn more about discovering the park, such as the fitness trail, disc golf, and more!

Monday 11 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Queens Park, Herbert Street end
What: Various sports activities will be on offer, check out our Facebook page for more details.

Tuesday 12 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Elizabeth Park
What: Play the Magical Park app for the first time in Invercargill! Join in Tykes on Bikes or have a go on the BMX Trail.

Wednesday 13 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Sandy Point – near the Visitor’s Centre
What: Demonstrations from Police with their dogs and the Sled Dog Club. Catch up with the ICC Animal Services team, and meet John Taylor and his special conservation dogs Rusty and Wink!

Thursday 14 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Gunpit, Bluff
What: Learn from the Department of Conservation and meet members of Bluff 2024. The Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust is holding a planting session at the SIT site, too!

Friday 15 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Anderson Park
What: The new walkway at Anderson Park will be officially opened by His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt.

Saturday 16 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Russell Square
What: The Grand Finale! Join Rotary Club Invercargill South for a barbecue, check out Sport Southland and Healthy Families’ play equipment, hang out with the team from South Alive, and bring the kids along to shoot hoops with Southland Basketball.

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