Porirua has an array of parks to suit everyone - whether you're after a stroll in the bush, looking for somewhere to kick a ball around, or are keen for a coastal adventure, chances are we have a park to suit your needs.
Our pick of the Top 10 Parks in Porirua.
With seven hectares to explore with there is something for everyone at Aotea Lagoon.
Situated in between Porirua Harbour and State Highway 1, Ngāti Toa Domain is our favourite place to throw a ball around and get together for fun events.
We’re so proud of the community efforts that have gone into making Bothamley Park an ecological wonderland.
Walk among the exotic trees from all around Asia, America and Australia in Spicer Botanical Park.
Our beloved maunga looking over Porirua City is ideal for an adventurous outing
With 180 hectares of grassland, native bush, and coastal tracks, Whitireia Park is a wonderful location for a day outdoors.
Home to the Bernie Wood Turf, rugby league fields, sports pavilion, courts, and a playground, Ascot Park is a great spot for sport and fun.
Porirua Park on Mungavin Ave is where we like to check out great sport and events.
Named after New Zealand’s first ever Pacific Island Deputy Mayor, Jasmine Underhill Reserve is a local favourite.
Right in the heart of Porirua City, Te Rauparaha Park is our go-to location for family fun, fitness and a skate.
Protecting our taonga
While we love the community using our parks, we’re very keen to keep our parks and reserves in pristine condition. Together, Porirua City and our residents are proactive in protecting and maintaining the beauty of our environment.
We’ve planted hundreds of thousands of native plants in our reserves, and our lakes and wetlands are home to healthy populations of fish including nationally threatened species banded kōkopu, giant kōkopu, and short-fin eel.
We’re also fortunate to have some of the lower North Island’s best regional parks right on our doorstep.
Whitireia Park offers a regional park experience mixed with urban convenience. Accessible via Titahi Bay, Whitireia Park has some excellent coastal tracks to enjoy.
Battle Hill Forest Park allows you a hands-on experience on a working farm with more than 100 sheep, along with regenerated native bush, wetlands, and sensational views across Pāuatahanui Inlet. It is also a great place to camp.
Belmont Regional Park encompasses the hills between Porirua and Hutt Valley, and is a favourite destination for walkers, mountain bikers, and horse riders.
A study has been carried out on the sedimentation in Whitby Lower Lake6 Aug 2019
Motorbikes are creating a hazard for users of Porirua parks and reserves.1 Nov 2018