Welcome, kia ora

Welcome to the website of Upstream: Friends of Central Park, where you can read about what’s coming up and going on in Wellington’s Central Park.

Upstream: Friends of Central Park is a group of volunteers that meets monthly to help maintain park amenities and environs. The Friends also undertake special projects, including the new ‘jetty’ area and the Upstream Art Trail.


Central Park is part of the Town Belt, and is one of Wellington City’s oldest public parks.

With the Moturoa stream running through it, the park extends for 13 hectares from the edge of the CBD and Te Aro Valley up to the suburb of Brooklyn. It contains mature stands of native and exotic trees, walking tracks, gardens and picnic areas, plus a playground with the three best flying foxes in the city.

Visit Central Park

To get to Central Park,  take a No. 7, 17, or 17e bus, both of which will drop you off at the front gate at the bottom of Brooklyn Road. Otherwise the park is a 15 or 20 minute-walk from Cuba Street.

Working Bees

Come and join the Friends of Central Park for our next working bee.

10am-12.30pm on the last Sunday of the month (January – November).

A hot cuppa & morning tea will be provided. Bring gardening gloves if you have them.

All welcome to attend!

The Upstream Art Trail

The Upstream Art Trail is a public art event that showcases the work of emerging artists in the beautiful surrounds of Central Park. The most recent Art Trail took place in March 2017. Read about the Upstream Art Trail and previous exhibiting artists here.


If you have questions please contact: info@upstream.org.nz

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