A DEBUT ISLAND PARK
Auckland’s Friends of Regional Parks (FOR Parks), has welcomed Auckland Council’s decision to designate Browns Island Motukorea as its newest Regional Park and its first island park. Says FOR Parks president Bronwen Turner: “We applaud the energy and persistence of Auckland Council to guarantee public access and enjoyment of this remarkable asset into the future.”
The park opens up a myriad of recreational opportunities for nature and heritage lovers, the boating fraternity, day walkers and campers. The new park also offers opportunities for volunteers to work with Council to restore the ecology of the island, ravaged by a recent scrub and grass fire.
Browns Island Regional Park is a significant step by Auckland Council in expanding the provision of Regional Parks to accommodate the city’s rapid population growth.