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 biennial Upstream Art Trail.

The Upstream Art Trail 2017

The Upstream Art Trail is coming! From March 2 – 5 2017, Central Park will be transformed into a temporary public art exhibition that showcases the work of 15 talented emerging artists. The Art Trail is part of the 2017 NZ Fringe Festival.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information!


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 two best flying foxes in the city.

Visit Central Park

To get to Central Park,  take a No. 7 or 8 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. We meet from 10am-12pm on the last Sunday of each Month – February to November. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. A hot cuppa & morning tea will be provided. All welcome to attend!


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

Visit the Upstream Facebook page