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Parks & reserves

Porirua City has more than 950 hectares of parks and reserves for you to enjoy. We really are spoilt for choice here with our natural environment. In fact, if you chose to visit a different park or reserve each day it would take you around six months to experience them all.

Aotea Lagoon

You can spend hours at Aotea Lagoon, one of our flagship reserves in Porirua. There really is something for everyone here - including our brand new Splash Pad.

Bothamley Park

Porirua City is proud of the Bothamley Park Restoration Project that will see our second largest park home to more than a million plants.

Natural spaces

Porirua has some fabulous natural environments where you can go bush, or experience wetlands.

Parks & reserves

Our parks and reserves are very special to us here in Porirua. We love walking in our local parks and exploring nature.


Kids love our playgrounds – and little wonder, there are more than 40 to choose from around Porirua.

Skate parks

Some of New Zealand’s most talented skateboarders have honed their skills in Porirua’s skate parks.