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Albert Park

Albert Park is one of Auckland's most important parks. The Maori village that occupied the site prior to European settlement was named Rangipuke and in 1845 the Albert Barracks were built there. Albert Park's long history and distinctive character has earned a special place in the hearts of Aucklanders. The park is host to many popular events, and its proximity to Auckland University campus and the CBD ensure that the park is enjoyed by a large number of people every day.

City Parks Services has looked after the park since the organisation's inception 15 years ago. A skilled and dedicated team of gardeners is based on site and look after the park as well as a number of other popular central city parks. The park features a range of heritage statuary and memorials, as well as formal flower beds, an extensive herbaceous border, and a notable Victorian fountain, all cared for by City Parks Services staff.

Albert Park is also home to a number of spectacular trees. The group of oak trees that stands near the band rotunda replaced a stand of oaks originally planted in 1908 to commemorate the visit of the United States Navy's Great White Fleet. Each tree honoured one of the 16 battleships in the fleet. Other notable trees in the park include some fine specimens of Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla) and a row of tall Mexican washingtonia palms (Washingtonia robusta) - also known as petticoat or California fan palms.  There is also an ombu (Phytolacca dioica), a large tree with twisted branches and a flattened base which is native to Argentina.

"A team of gardeners is based at Albert Park and look after the park including the extensive flower beds."



  • Knowledgeable staff, undergo regular training and are encouraged to be innovative.  Strong customer service skills mean that they are also able to answer questions from the general public.

  • A full range of services is offered by City Parks Services, including mowing, weed control, gardening and annual bedding designs, litter control and asset maintenance.

  • A team of on site City Parks Services staff care for this important and well used Auckland landmark.

City Parks Services also has depots located throughout Auckland, including Mt Wellington, Three Kings, Avondale, Kari St,  Auckland Domain and Waiheke Island.

Physical Address:
121-131 Trafalgar Street,
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 8428
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150
New Zealand

Email Address:
09 367 2400
09 634 4770

Kari Street Nursery:  


09 373  5744