Recreation and protection of both the natural environment and cultural heritage are important aspects of a vibrant region.

We provide ownership and management of regional parks. These parks are explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

We maintain and enhance visitor experiences including car parking, toilets, signs and interpretation, track development and maintenance, prescribed grazing and associated management, programmed native re-vegetation and community events.

Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park

Located in the Western Bay of Plenty, near Te Puke, Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park is a 135 hectare property explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

The Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park, on the spectacular headland between the Ōhiwa Harbour and Bryans Beach, was opened by the Upokorehe hapū and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in 2010.

We are exploring options to create a third park near the mouth of the Kaituna River with other agencies and landowners.