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. 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 records.management@poriruacity.govt.nz.

Fees apply from 1 July 2017 and include GST.

Event type Fee Bond
Commercial event (exclusive use of Tangare Drive Reserve or Cannons Creek Reserve) $259 per day $2,000 (refundable)
Wedding on a reserve with no structures $103 None
Wedding on a reserve with structures (exclusive use) $507 $2,000 (refundable)
Aotea Lagoon Island (includes exclusive use, single- and three-phase power supply and wheelie bins) $507 $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) $507 $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 $66 -