About Parks Week 2018


The New Zealand Recreation Association and Parks and Leisure Australia have again teamed up to help organise Parks Week from 10th - 18th March 2018. The week will see councils and other organisations on both sides of the Tasman running engaging events to raise awareness of the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors.

Check out the Events page on this site to browse events in your region, or help spread the parks message by using the online form to send us your Parks Week event for promotion to the public. We've also developed a Resources section with helpful downloads 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.

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Parks and Leisure Australia


Parks and Leisure Australia is the peak industry association for professionals working in the parks and leisure sector in Australia, representing over 2500 members.  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 wellbeing of all Australians. We are 'THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES'.

Professionals employed in our sector work across policy, planning and provision of assets, services, facilities, programmes and research and include Community and Urban Planning, Parks Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, Sport and Physical Activity, Tourism, Arts and Interpretation and Sector Support - Research and Academia.

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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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