Queen St Turns Into a Sports Park

Sunday 19th February

For the first time ever, Auckland’s main street is going to be turned into a giant playground.

Playing on Queen Street


The event is to be held between Customs and Wyndham streets on Sunday 19th February, starting at 10am. Aucklanders are encouraged to bring their families and friends, to put on their shorts and trainers, and come and take part, whatever their age or sporting ability to play on Queen Street.

At this free family event, everyone will have a chance to try their hand at a large range of sports including football, squash, cricket, badminton, netball, gym skills, cycling, zumba, aerobics and more. Check out the attached programme which tells you whats on where and when. There will be demonstration games, experts on hand to give tips, free bike maintenance, as well as contests and competitions. All of Queen Street’s favourite shops and eateries will be open, and there will be picnic spots on the street, so families are able to make a day of it.

The event was inspired by international cities such as Bogota, New York and Copenhagen which have successfully opened streets to people rather than cars over the last twenty years. The aim of the event is to create a space for playing sport in the city for children, young people and adults, drawing people into the heart of the city and thus building relationships between young people, the city and its businesses.

?Check 1ZB from 8am on the day in case of adverse weather. The rain date for the event is Sunday 26th February.

?For more information and a programme for the day visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz key words ‘playing in the streets’

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