Pit Park People

Pit Park people includes around thirty volunteers who are working in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council to develop a disused clay quarry into a recreation space that will become a lasting resource for the city. The site is being planted with native species and most of the seeds and trees for this project are being sourced locally. The pit will also be a restored habitat to encourage native birds back into the urban environment. This project began in 1999. Progress on the park continues, with volunteers raising from seed over 1,500 native grasses and shrubs. 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.

A working bee is held on the third Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30pm. All are welcome, stay for a cuppa afterwards.

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PO Box 5318, Terrace End, Palmerston North, 4441

Phone: 06 354 0062

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