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Auckland Council Workplace Lockout


Auckland Council is encouraging their Parks and Leisure staff to down tools, log off their computers and spend some time in nature this World Mental Health Day. Anytime during the day (Auckland Council Parks Services will be locked out 12pm–1pm). Mental health is important and Auckland’s over 4,000 parks provide the perfect place to connect with nature and help you feel relaxed and invigorated.

Locked out and don’t know where to go? Go for a walk at the park down the road, kick a ball around, eat your lunch outside or just simply unwind in the fresh air. Here’s a few spots to get you started:

City Centre: Victoria Park, Myers Park, Auckland Domain, Albert Park
Henderson: Henderson Park, Opanuku Reserve, Hart Domain
Manukau: Hayman Park, Totara Park, Maunkau Sports Bowl
Orewa: Centreway Reserve, Grant Park, Western Reserve
Papakura: Prince Edward Park, Ray Small Park, Central Park
Pukekohe: Bledisloe Park, Rooseville Park
Takapuna: Takapuna Beach Reserve, Auburn Street Reserve, Killarney Park

The 5 natural ways

Five natural ways to wellbeing


Me Whakawhanaunga 

Connecting with nature is great for you! The beauty is in how simple it can be. Remember if you can’t get outside, you can always bring the outdoors in.


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Nature provides, it gives everything needed to not only survive, but thrive. Here’s some cool ways you can give back to nature:


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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

It's common to go about your daily life, oblivious to your natural environment. Take some time to be mindful of what’s happening around you.


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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

There’s always something new to learn and discover when you interact with nature:


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Be active

Me kori tonu

Getting outside exposure and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing, plus it strengthens you connection with nature:


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