Parks, Play & Open Spaces

Information, resources and updates for members working in the Parks, Play & Open Spaces sector.


Find best-practice and industry standard guidelines, templates and requirements.

Parks, Play & Open Spaces guidelines 

Green Pavlova

New Zealand’s biggest parks, play and open spaces industry conference takes place each May. 

See our next event


Our annual parks awards celebrate the people, open spaces and places in the industry. 

Learn about our awards 

Green Flag Award®

The Green Flag Award® recognises parks and green spaces that meet a global standard for quality and sustainability. 

Learn the Green Flag Award®


PlayCheck® uses mobile technology to record playground inspections and their results. It’s quick, easy, and you have results at your fingertips.  

Learn about PlayCheck® 

Cemeteries and Crematoria

The New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective (NZCCC) is the national body representing the cemeteries and crematoria industry in Aotearoa. 

New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria website

Quality Toolkit

We’ve pulled together everything you need for managing parks and open spaces. Best practice guidelines, standards, management plans, short courses and qualifications. Email Kieran Smith to find out more:

Peer Review

We provide a Peer Review process of aquatic and recreation projects, supported by Sport NZ. Email Jenny Jordan: for more information. 

More information

Have a question about parks, play and open spaces? Email Kieran Smith: