Pukekura Park - its ecology and history - Friends of Pukekura Park New Plymouth Inc.

The Friends of Pukekura Park

Taranaki Garden Festival 2017

27th October  - 5th November


A kereru enjoys the 'Vulcan' magnolia buds

Photo - David Medway, October 2010


If you take photos of the Park you are invited to add them to the project. Experts can help identify the plants or animals. Sign up, and share your observations of birds, plants, insects, and even footprints. See this 'Help' page for some useful instructions.


For more stories and photos about the Park, around the Lakes, in Brooklands, and Maranui Gully, see the maps and guides on the page 'Maps and Resources'. "Pukekura Park - Living Science" was made possible with the support of MBIE, who funded this Curious Minds Project.

We aslo have a digital library, Kete http://kete.pukekura.org.nz - where you can search for key words, then select the category for "Topics" or "Images" or "Audio".

Written for the Brooklands' 75th Anniversary

Experience a slice of history - from Newton King to the Bowl.
Caution: this illustrated record of Brooklands is a 1.8MB file