EVENT 2 – TAPAPAKANGA REGIONAL PARK
The Tapapakanga Regional Park is on Auckland’s South-East coast, a little south of Clevedon, is a working farm of rolling paddocks broken with patches of native bush. Large Pohutakawa line the beautiful stony beach.
Tapapakanga has the prestigious Green Flag award which is an international award which assesses the quality of parks across a number of categories, including their safety, quality of the facilities, management of the environment, historical features and as great places for people to play and relax.
This is the third time the global programme has recognised the regional park as being among the best in the world.
From the council website – Franklin Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore says Auckland’s regional parks are an absolute treasure.
“Tapapakanga Regional Park is well used by locals and visitors alike. Whether it’s for casual recreational use or organised events like Splore, bike riding or exploring the heritage, there is something for everyone. This Green Flag award is very well deserved. Caring for and maintaining our parks is a huge team effort.
And it’s through our rangers and community volunteers hard work that Tapapakanga is kept up to the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award,” he says.
Here’s a sneak look at the park and its terrain! In the order you’ll see them during the courses.