Western Springs is a residential suburb and park in Auckland, New Zealand, four kilometres west of the city centre (Auckland CBD). Western Springs Park is located to the north of State Highway 16, and the residential suburb is located to the southeast of the park on the opposite side of the highway.
At the 2018 New Zealand census, the statistical area of Westmere South-Western Springs, which includes most of Westmere, had a population of 3,099 people and 1,074 households.
Western Springs Park
West Springs Park is a sanctuary for animals and people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Auckland city. The park includes a natural spring-fed pool, water gardens, native plants, immaculate lawns, and birds. The lake also serves as a habitat for the native eel (orea). The eels are an original part of Western Springs’ ecological and cultural heritage.
Many wild birds can be seen along the lake’s beaches, including New Zealand Scaup, Pied Shag, Australian Coot, Paradise Shellduck, Black Swans, and native Pukeko.
The Auckland Zoo, the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), and the Western Springs Stadium are situated around the park.