Friends of Regional Parks Auckland
Friends of Regional Parks, Auckland (FORparks) was formed in 2010 to:
- Promote and support the Auckland Regional Parks as places for recreation, education, biodiversity and conservation.
- Expand Auckland's Regional Parks to complement the city's growth
- Support other Friends groups, volunteer groups and other organizations associated with the Regional Parks.
Auckland's Regional Parks
With the first reserve created in 1895, Auckland's Regional Parks are priceless taonga where residents and visitors can freely enjoy recreation on beaches, in native forests, or on farm landscapes.
Auckland's 27 Regional parks, cover more than 40,000 hectares. They include over 200 hectares of native forest, over 200 kilometres of undeveloped coastline and one marine reserve.
Walkers have diverse opportunities over 500 hundred kilometres of coastal and inland tracks.
Rich in natural flora and fauna, regional parks allow Aucklanders to enjoy some of the finest landscapes, forests and coastlines.
They offer relaxing recreation in natural settings, and heighten appreciation of our maori and farming heritage.