Tell us what you think about our parks and open spaces—consultation now open

Upper Hutt City Council is developing Our Parks and Open Spaces – a strategy that will guide and support the planning and development of future open space in Upper Hutt.

We’re defining open space as: land that is set aside, or should be, for public recreation. This incorporates active and passive open space that the community has a relatively free right of access to.

Examples include parks, gardens, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, community gardens, conservation areas, reserves, and civic spaces.

These open spaces help make Upper Hutt beautiful and unique. It also plays an important role in creating a healthy, vibrant and connected community. As our city grows, it is important to look after and improve the open spaces that our community values so highly.

The first step in developing the strategy is to seek community feedback on key issues and opportunities to improve our network of open spaces.

We want to hear what you think about what is in the Issues and Opportunities discussion document and about Upper Hutt’s open space.

Visit to send us your feedback by 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017. If you have any questions about the Open Space Strategy project, please contact Liezel Jahnke, Acting Senior Policy Advisor, via email to or call (04) 527 2170.