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Celebrate Parks Week 2020 in Central Hawke’s Bay!

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Parks Week 2020 is coming up 7 - 15 March and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is proud to be taking part with our events: ‘Sports, Art and Fun at Madge Hunter Park’ and ‘Picnic in A’Deane Park’.

  • Sports, Art and Fun at Madge Hunter Park
    • Saturday 7 March 2020, 11.00am – 3.00pm
    • Madge Hunter Park, Waipawa
    • To kick off Parks Week 2020, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are offering a range of activities for our district’s tamariki, youth and their whanau. There’ll be 3 on 3 Basketball led by students of Central Hawke’s Bay College from 11:00am-1:00pm and ‘street art’ painting posters with Emma Harker of Arty Pants. The skatepark and bmx track are available as is free entry into the Waipawa and District’s Centennial Memorial Pool during the 11.00am – 3.00pm timeframe. EPIC’s Ivan will be providing tunes and there’ll be a sausage sizzle for lunch, too!
  • Picnic in A’Deane Park
    • Sunday 15 March 2020, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
    • A’Deane Park, Waipukurau
    • Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is hosting a picnic at A’Deane Park on Sunday 15 March, and all the community is invited! Gather your family and friends, bring your own picnic and blanket, and relax under the leafy trees with live music by Harrison Twin of the Monotones playing in the background. Bring your own food, beverages and picnic blanket. Alcohol is prohibited.

Parks Week is about hundreds of organisations throughout New Zealand and Australia holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities.

This year, based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, Parks Week will focus on how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively influences our wellbeing.  The Five Ways to Wellbeing are: Give, take notice, connect, be active and learning.

“We’re proud of our beautiful parks in Central Hawke’s Bay but it is very easy to take them for granted,” says Alex Walker, Mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay. “Instead of just driving past your local parks this weekend, try stopping and spending some time. Maybe even explore some of the parks in our district that you've never been to!”

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will be highlighting one park everyday on their social media channels throughout Parks Week.

Parks Week is run in partnership by Recreation Aotearoa and Parks & Leisure Australia. 

5 March 2020

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