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World Parks Day

16 Sep 2009

World Parks Day

World Parks Day will take place on Saturday 19 September.  Activities and events will be happening around the globe to celebrate the importance of parks, and encourage people to get out there and enjoy their local park.

Locally, we hope to see large numbers of the community using parks on Saturday.  De-Arne Sutherland, senior reserves planner says "in Gisborne we are fortunate to have neighbourhood parks within 400 metres of most homes in the city.  Our community are frequent users of reserves and public open spaces, whether its to watch kids soccer in the weekends, walking their dog on the beach, or sitting by the river to eat your lunch.  Parks and open space are great for our mental and physical well being.  I'm planning on taking my family to the park on Saturday".

There are a number of parks and activities Gisborne people can enjoy if you want to contribute to World Parks Day.  The Botanical Gardens is always a great place to visit, especially with the kids, walk or cycle along the new section of the river walkway, head up to Eastwoodhill Arboretum to see beautiful spring flowers, spend the afternoon at the Skate Park, or just hang out on your favourite patch of grass".

"World Parks Day is a good opportunity to get out in to the fresh air and enjoy some leisure time with family and friends, and just think, there will be millions of others around the globe doing exactly the same thing on Saturday 19 September for World Parks Day".

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