See & Do
with more than 350 species and
8000 trees, cornwall park is paradise
for tree lovers!
The trees you see today are a result of the vision Sir John Logan Campbell and his landscape architect Austin Strong had when they designed Cornwall Park more than 100 years ago. If you think about it, this makes sense — planting trees is always about planning for the future, as they take so long to grow.
You’ll notice as you walk through the park that there are trees everywhere — they shape the paths and views, provide shade, bring beauty, are home to birds and insects, reflect our heritage, and are far enough apart so you have plenty of space to play.
Many of our trees are native to New Zealand, including a pōhutukawa that is more than 150 years old. Our trees are cared for by a team of arborists (kaitiaki rākau) who monitor them, fix them when they’re damaged or unhealthy, prune them and ensure they are safe to be around. You may even spot an arborist up a tree as you wander around the park!
We plant 80–100 trees each year. These replace those that have reached the end of their life cycle, form part of new designs or developments, or assist with a healthy ecosystem.
Our trees are an important part of what makes Cornwall Park special.
See our trees and Tree Trail map below.