Nelson City Council is laying on a celebration of the new Glenduan Reserve this Sunday 12 June – celebrating both the community who have pitched in to support and create a beautiful park and new skate park, and also the many volunteers who have got hands on with planting. It’s also a chance to celebrate Matariki* – the Maori New Year.
The day begins at 10am with an opening ceremony featuring an official ribbon cutting by Deputy Mayor Ali Boswijk and local children at the skate park. Through until 2pm there will be a great range of activities, competitions and planting. These include a children’s quiz trail with free face painting and prizes up for grabs, as well as a free sausage sizzle. There will also be a range of demonstrations, including a visit to investigate the rocky shore at midday. To complete the picture the Ride On kids bike challenge will be set up to test skills and provide two wheel fun.
Peter Grundy, Council’s Horticultural Supervisor says “The Glen is a treasure for the whole Nelson community, so we want everyone to pitch in and enjoy celebrating this great new reserve and skate park”.
Everyone is most welcome to attend – no previous planting experience is needed and all equipment is supplied. Don’t forget strong waterproof footwear though, and dress for the weather.
*See the full list of Matariki events here.