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We welcome a lending hand!

The Lake Tekapo Recreational Park Society would like to invite you at any of their volunteer days in the Lake Tekapo Regional Park this summer.

Their 2nd volunteer day is this Saturday, 29th February with two more dates in the next couple of months as follows:

For more information email [email protected]

A great value to the community

The Lake Tekapo Regional Park is vested to Environment Canterbury (ECan) as a soil conservation reserve under the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941. As the township of Lake Tekapo has grown as both a community and visitor destination, use of the reserve and forest for a range of recreation and leisure activities has increased. In 2005, ECan was approached by a group of Lake Tekapo residents wishing to see a greater emphasis on the recreation opportunities and the development of the reserve as a park to recognise its value to the community. The Council approved the establishment of the LTRP in February 2008 and adopted a discussion plan developed by the LTRP Advisory Group as the basis for the completion of a Regional Park Concept Development Plan.
Tekapo Regional park is located on Lilybank Road on the eastern shore of Lake Tekapo within the Mackenzie District. The total area of the park is 165ha and runs on both sides of the road for approximately 2km. The park is zoned rural in the Mackenzie District Plan. It is bordered by Mt Hay and Sawdon Stations to the north and east, SH 8 to the south and by Land Information NZ (LINZ) land leased to Meridian Electricity on the lake side of the reserve. The park is predominantly a coniferous forest planted with Lodgepole, Corsican and Ponderosa pine; and European larch being the main species. There are lesser numbers of amenity trees including silver birch, oak and Australian gum species. The reserve has an open grassland area on the lake side of Lilybank Road.
The park provides a dog park, mountain bike tracks, walking tracks, has 2 disc golf courses - one for families and one slightly more advanced. People can hire discs from the YHA in Tekapo. There is also a pump park and, plenty of seating areas for picnics. The park working bees are undertaken by volunteers as part of the society - any additional help is welcome!
In partnership with ECanterbury, the NZMCA currently has a park in the area, the Lake Tekapo NZMCA Park which is site number 8065 on the Travel Directory and Travel App.

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