Every March, Parks Week highlights the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities, thriving communities and promoting community wellbeing.

Why are parks and open spaces so important? 

  • Visiting parks is good for your physical and mental well-being
  • Healthy parks are an essential ingredient for healthy people
  • Parks support health and well-being, enhance the ability to cope with and recover from illness and injury and help to reduce the risk of chronic disease
  • Parks build stronger and connected communities by providing places where people come together for leisure
  • Parks provide environmental benefits to our cities

To learn more visit Parks Week.


Palmerston parks and playground map