Pit Park People

This group includes around thirty volunteers who have been working in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council to develop this disused clay quarry into a recreation space that will be a lasting resource for the city. The site has been planted with native species; most of the seeds and trees have been sourced locally. The pit is now a lush, restored habitat which attracts native birds into the urban environment.

This project began in 1999. Progress on the park continues, with volunteers raising native grasses and shrubs from seed. In addition, volunteers have sourced from the community at no cost over 2,000 native trees and shrubs, which were all planted into the pit.

You are invited to be a part of this project by growing plants, taking part in plantings, assisting with plant maintenance and working parties or anything else you may be able to help with.

Regular Working Bee: Third Sunday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. All Welcome, stay for a cuppa afterwards. Jobs can be found for all fitness levels.

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PO Box 5318, Terrace End, Palmerston North, 4441

Phone: 06 354 0062

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