News: Parks

Sunshine Coast Council closes holiday parks, play areas and ocean pools

Sunshine Coast Council has today announced that all its skate parks and all play equipment in the parks it manages is closed until further notice and that its six holiday parks are closed…

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Mar 26, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Tourism /


World Urban Parks emphasises that ‘Nature Never Closes’

Amid global concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, World Urban Parks has highlighted its advocacy and support for the power of parks, open spaces, and nature as essential resources for…

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Mar 26, 2020 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Coronavirus Update: Shoalhaven closes ocean pools, national park closures, Star lays off 8,000 staff - 25th March

The City of Gold Coast has advised that its 600 playgrounds, 389 barbecues and 347 pieces of gym equipment are now closed until further notice. With staff to erect signage at facilities…

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Mar 25, 2020 Aquatics / Education / Events / Hospitality / Parks /


New Zealand’s latest Coronavirus measures significantly impacts outdoor recreation

As New Zealand moves to a COVID-19 Level 4 state of emergency at midnight tonight (Wednesday 25th March 2020), the impact to outdoor activities will be significant. In these unprecedented…

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Mar 25, 2020 Environment / Fitness / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Play Australia advises that while playgrounds close outdoor play is fine

National play advocacy group Play Australia has announced today that "while playgrounds are to be closed, it’s still ok to play outside". With Australian Prime Minister…

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Mar 25, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Recreation Aotearoa highlight support offered by outdoor providers during COVID-19 crisis

Recreation Aotearoa advise looking to New Zealand’s outdoors, keeping health balanced and highlight that outdoor providers and schools are monitoring daily updates to advice and…

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Mar 22, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Tourism Industry Aotearoa shares concerns over business closures and job losses

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) have shared their concerns that medium and large tourism businesses around New Zealand will be forced to close and lay staff off if they do not receive…

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Mar 19, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


World Urban Parks Chief Executive emphasises the value of public green space in a time of crisis

Amid the current global Coronavirus pandemic, Neil McCarthy, Chief Executive of international open space advocacy body World Urban Parks, has shared his views on the value of public parks,…

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Mar 18, 2020 ByNeil McCarthy Parks / Recreation / Wellness /


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