About Parks Week 2019

Parks Week 2018 was a huge 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 councils and other organisations on both sides of the Tasman running engaging events to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors. Taking place from 9 March to 17 March 2019, we want to make this years Parks Week even bigger and spread the word that:

  • Visiting parks is good for your physical and mental well-being.
  • Healthy parks are an essential ingredient for healthy people.
  • Parks support health and well-being, enhance the ability to cope with and recover from illness and injury and help to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
  • Parks build stronger and connected communities by providing places where people come together for leisure.
  • Parks provide environmental benefits to our cities.

Make sure you upload your event details so we can spread the word. Also check out our Resources section to help you lend your voice to promoting the value of parks, along with research links to inform your parks and open spaces advocacy work.

9 - 17 MARCH, 2019


Parks and Leisure Australia

Parks and Leisure Australian ("PLA") is the leading industry association for professionals in the sector. Through a broad range of services we support members to provide opportunities that strengthen communities through good use of leisure time for the social, environmental, economic and physical well being of all Australians. We are 'THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES'.

Our Vision

For Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renown for its parks, sport and recreation facilities that provide the foundation for healthy communities and liveable towns and cities.

Our Mission

Is to build, serve and develop a strong and united parks and leisure industry in Australia.


New Zealand Recreation Association

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) champions high quality recreation for the benefit of New Zealand. Its vision is that by 2020, New Zealand has a strong recreation industry that meets the needs of current and future participants, so that through recreation, New Zealanders are active, healthy, and connected.

NZRA works at an agency, industry and professional level to build capability, develop partnerships, and equip individuals and organisations with the skills they need to deliver high quality recreation experiences that engage participants.


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