Value of green space to be celebrated through Parks Week 2018
Looking to build on the success of its 2017 edition, this year’s Parks Week will once-again see councils and other parks organisations in Australia and New Zealand run events to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their homes and enjoying outdoor activity.
Parks Week 2017 was a significant success with hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. The Week saw those responsible for managing parks in both nation run a series of engaging events.
The organisers of Parks Week, the New Zealand Recreation Association and Parks and Leisure Australia explain “parks play a vital role in creating liveable cities and thriving communities and not only provide the most frequented spaces for recreational activities but also offer opportunities for tourism and the social interaction that is vital for connected and resilient communities.”
Running from 10th to 18th March, Parks Week 2018 is looking to encourage:
• How visiting parks is good for peoples’ physical and mental well-being.
• Healthy parks as an essential ingredient for healthy people.
• Parks’ role in supporting health and well-being, enhancing the ability to cope with and recover from illness and injury and helping to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
• Parks’ role in building stronger and connected communities by providing places where people come together for leisure.
• The environmental benefits parks provide to cities.
For more information go to www.parks-week.org
11th March 2017 - GREEN FLAGS FLYING OVER AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC PARKS
8th February 2017 - PARKS WEEK TO HIGHLIGHT THE VALUE OF PARKS AND OPEN SPACES
4th February 2017 - MAGICAL PARK TECHNOLOGY CREATES DIGITAL FANTASY PLAYGROUNDS
3rd February 2016 - PARKS WEEK TO ADVOCATE FOR THE VALUE OF THE OUTDOORS
4th December 2015 - NZRA AND PLA COMBINE TO REVIVE PARKS WEEK
13th November 2014 - PARKS FORUM CEASES OPERATIONS
22nd July 2011 - KEEP AUSTRALIA BEAUTIFUL WEEK TO FOCUS ON NATION’S WATERWAYS
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