New Zealand Parks Awards

The New Zealand Parks Awards recognise excellence, innovation, effectiveness and outstanding spaces and places that support activity within the recreation sector.

Award Categories

  • Healthy Park Award - Urban parks, town squares, community hubs, regional, local and forestry parks
  • Active Park/Sports Ground Award - Active adventure park and/or sports park
  • Playground Award - Any playground type
  • Parks Professional of the Year - Works in a professional capacity in parks or open spaces

The winners of the 2020 New Zealand Parks Awards were announced online on 18 June 2020 - take a look at the video below to see the announcement!



2020 New Zealand Parks Award Recipients

  • Playground of the Year - Keith Park
  • Active Park of the Year - Flaxmere Park
  • Healthy Park of the Year - Centennial Park
  • Parks Week Marketing Award - Gisborne District Council
2019 New Zealand Parks Award Recipients
  • Playground of the Year - Hare Puke Park (Hamilton)
  • Active Park of the Year - Foxton Beach Pump Track
  • Healthy Park of the Year - Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park
  • Best Green Flag Park of the Year - TECT All Terrain Adventure Park (Bay of Plenty)
  • Parks Week Marketing Award - Invercargill City Council

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