Parks, Playgrounds and Sports Fields

We are lucky to have a great variety of open spaces in Canterbury for recreation. Why not pack a picnic or some sports gear or bikes and spend an afternoon enjoying the great outdoors!

Why not spice things up by visiting a different playground or park each week...

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On the trail to fitness at Burnside Park

Fitness Trail at Burnside Park.Pull on your training shoes and limber up – it’s time to tackle the Burnside Park Fitness Trail.

The trail features four fitness stations sited on the park perimeter emulating the popular Hagley Park Fitness Trail, and cater to a range of fitness levels.

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board chairperson David Cartwright has underlined the benefits of the new fitness trail.

“The new trail provides local residents with multiple options to improve their fitness and make the most of one of the area’s most popular parks,” Mr Cartwright says. “Any opportunity to enjoy our wonderful environment as we exercise is time well spent.”

Burnside Park – situated between Memorial Avenue and Avonhead Road – is already home to multiple sporting groups, and also offers easy access.

The trail has been funded by the Commodore Hotel, the Rotary Clubs of Avonhead, Bishopdale-Burnside and Riccarton, and the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board.