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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 enquiries@poriruacity.govt.nz 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)


Fees apply from 1 July 2019 and include GST.

Event type Fee per day Bond
Commercial event (exclusive use of Tangare Drive Reserve or Cannons Creek Reserve) $275.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Wedding on a reserve with no structures $105.00 No Charge
Wedding on a reserve with structures (exclusive use) $530.00 $2,000 (refundable)
Aotea Lagoon Island (includes exclusive use, single- and three-phase power supply and wheelie bins) $530.00 $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) $530.00 $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 No charge $20
Charge for unlocking gate to release any vehicle locked in at Titahi Bay Beach, Whenua Tapu cemetery, Adventure Park and Cannons Creek Park $70 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.