The Green Lab, in partnership with the Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park and Hummingbird Coffee Roasters, is building a nature play area that promotes access to nature and a deeper connection to the environment.
The site will be an educational hub, encouraging an understanding and appreciation of the diverse biodiversity found within its boundaries. The surrounding area of the site is important to local Ngāi Tahu hapū and whānau. It was part of an extensive network of wetlands around the New Brighton suburb. The area is traditionally known as Ōruapaeroa.
The Green Lab creates urban green spaces that support strong social connections and promote wellbeing in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our green spaces enable community building and connect people with nature in the urban environment.
The project, yet to be named, is due for completion in autumn 2024 and will be maintained by Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park.
January 2024: Thanks to Conservation Volunteers for their mahi to install a tunnel through the Sensory Nature Play