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Join our team of volunteers! We need people to help with the upkeep of the park and our projects. 

  • Predator Free Mt Vernon

  • Thursday work group

  • Annual planting days

For upcoming events visit our WHAT'S ON.

If you would like to get involved in some of our projects, have suggestions, ideas or any queries regarding the park we'd love to hear from you.

Thursday Sessions

Keen to help our landscape?

Join our regular weekly volunteer group each Thursday at 12:30.

Volunteers undertake a range of land management tasks, if interested and you have a good level of fitness please get in touch.

School Sessions

Are you wanting to connect and engage in planting activities with your students?

Please get in contact with us to see in how your group can support the restoration of Mt Vernon Park 

School students planting

We need your historic and recent photo records

Documenting change in Mt Vernon Park


We are wanting to show how the landscape of Mt Vernon Park and the surrounding valleys have changed.



We have been actively protecting the environment and restoring the valleys with Banks Peninsula sourced native vegetation for almost forty years. Photo records can help us show how we as a community have supported nature.



Send through your digital images, scanned or printed photos.

To support us in using your images please include the following details with your images, image ID, approximate date, location, and credit / photographer.


How to get us your images


Scanned and emailed to – Subject Title Historic Photo


Digital files - emailed to – Subject Title Historic Photo


By mail – Note if you would like your photos returned please include a stamped self-addressed envelope. Send to -

Port Hills Trust Board

74 Albert Terrace

St Martins

Christchurch 8022   

We thank you for supporting Mt Vernon Park and the Port Hills Trust

2023 Community Awards

We are very proud of Poma and Alan McDonald in the work they do in supporting the care and management of Mt Vernon. Both were recently recognised for their efforts in the Waihoro Spreydon Cashmere Heathcote Community Awards 2023.

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