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; currently Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park and Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park.  These parks are explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.   

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

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