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. 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.

Submit your application

Complete the Application for events on parks, reserves and beaches  (126KB pdf) and:

  • bring your application to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua; or
  • send your application by post or courier to PO Box 50218, Porirua 5240; or
  • email your application to

Fees apply from 1 July 2018 and include GST.

Event type Fee Bond
Commercial event (exclusive use of Tangare Drive Reserve or Cannons Creek Reserve) $262.90 per day $2,000 (refundable)
Wedding on a reserve with no structures $104.50 None
Wedding on a reserve with structures (exclusive use) $514.60 $2,000 (refundable)
Aotea Lagoon Island (includes exclusive use, single- and three-phase power supply and wheelie bins) $514.60 $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) $514.60 $2,000 (refundable)
Community use of reserve with no attendance fee (includes unlocked gates and wheelie bins) No charge $500 (refundable)
Security key for boatshed owners and road-registered trailer boat launchers to open padlocks to access Titahi Bay Beach - $20
Charge for unlocking gate to release any vehicle locked in at Titahi Bay Beach, Whenua Tapu cemetery, Adventure Park and Cannons Creek Park $67 -