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Parks & reserves

There's nothing quite like holding an event al fresco or under the stars. Porirua City has many beautiful outdoor spaces that are perfect for a special event or celebration.

If you’d like to hold an event in a favourite park or reserve, phone us on (04) 237 5089 or email to find out if the site is available and any cost that applies. 

Submit your application

Application Form - Event on a Park or Reserve Application form for events on parks, reserves and beaches  (64KB pdf)

Event type Fee per day Bond
Commercial event
per day
$285.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Wedding on a
reserve with no structures (non-exclusive use)
$110.00 No Charge
Wedding on a
reserve with structures (exclusive use)
$545.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Aotea Lagoon Island
(includes exclusive use, single- and three-phase power supply and wheelie
$545.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Aotea Lagoon South Lawn (includes exclusive use of the south end grassed area and Rose Garden,
single-phase power and wheelie bins)
$545.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Community use of reserve with no attendance fee (may include unlocked gates and wheelie bins) and for
not-for-profit organisation.
No charge $500 (refundable)
Security key for
boatshed owners and road-registered trailer boat launchers to open padlocks
to access Titahi Bay Beach
No charge $20
Charge for
unlocking gate to release any vehicle locked in at any council facility
$70.00 No charge

You need our permission to hold any event in a public place if it:

  • could affect other users or neighbours of the space 
  • involves setting up marquees or other structures
  • needs extra services like toilets or lights
  • will be attended by more than 20 people  
  • involves alcohol
  • could damage the space or vegetation in it.