We have a bold vision: to create the world's most liveable city and deliver Aucklanders great value for money. It is a vision that unites us and drives our 9,500 employees to deliver world-class services and experiences every day for our 1.5 million customers. We look after over 101,000 hectares of public open spaces, 59 libraries and represent over 1.5 million Aucklanders, from Wellsford in the north to Franklin in the south. We keep the region ticking and are tasked with future proofing Auckland for generations to come. Together, we can create an Auckland where living standards are better than they are today; an Auckland where young people have a future, and where our Tangata Whenua thrive; an Auckland shaped by design, not default; a city filled with wonderful places to gather, work, play, learn, love, laugh and celebrate; a place that inspires, and other cities aspire to be. At Auckland Council our role is to make the region we love even better. To unleash the potential of the world's most beautiful city and create the world's most liveable city. And at the same time, deliver Aucklanders great value for money. Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai. By many, by thousands, the work will be accomplished.
Western Park is my favourite inner city outdoor area. When I need to switch off from big smoke life, I head to this park located in the suburb of Freemans Bay. It’s a midsized park with several walkways, a kids playground and a small performance space amongst the scenery. If you need an escape Western Park’s well worth checking out.