What Is Friends of Regional Parks?


FOR Parks is an Incorporated Society formed in 2010.  The Society was created in response to the formation of the Auckland Council, and the demise of the Auckland Regional Council that had formerly created and cared for the regional parks network.

It is dedicated to protecting and expanding Auckland's regional parks. It hosts events and activities in regional parks and works with Auckland Council on park improvements.

For more information, see:

Latest news (from their March - April 2021 newsletter) 

  • Website link
  • FOR Parks AGM - April 19
  • Auckland Council 10 year budget and Climate Change Commission submissions
  • Scott de Silva new manager of Regional Parks
  • Whatipu Lodge celebrates 150 years - May 22

Recent news (from their February 2021 newsletter) 

  • Website link
  • Progress from first Te Muri working bee
  • Te Muri Crossing Fundraiser - May 30
  • Motukorea / Brown's Island Interpretation work
  • Auckland Reginal Parks Legacy Fubd
  • FOR Park comments submitted on the Auckland Regional Parks Management Plan Review
  • Regional Park Artist in Residence - Exhibits and Books


FOR Parks objectives

The Society’s objectives are to:

  • Promote and support the Auckland Regional Parks as places for people, biodiversity and conservation.

  • Support other Friends groups, volunteer groups and other organizations associated with the Regional Parks and Specialty Parks.
  • Support the use of Regional and Specialty Parks by the diversity of Auckland residents.
  • Provide the “regional” perspective and strategic view of an expanding Regional Parks network.
  • Be the most fully informed citizens’ group on Auckland’s Regional Park system.
  • Promote education and understanding of the values of the Parks to greater Auckland, the media and the wider community.
  • Ensure that the potential of the volunteer sector is recognized and engaged.
  • Undertake special projects in support of the Parks.
  • Raise awareness of any threats to the integrity of the Regional Parks and ensure that the environmental, social, recreation, economic, cultural and heritage benefits are included in long range and operational plans.
  • Conduct activities that will promote membership of the Friends (FORParks) and support its objectives.


The Auckland Tramping Club supports FOR Parks and endorses their work on behalf of us all.

For further information, contact Friends Of Regional Parks via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.