Parks Week 2014
3–9 March 2014
Free personal training sessions, swimming lessons and dog obedience classes are just part of the fun at this year’s Parks Week.
A nationwide celebration of public reserves and open spaces, Parks Week encourages locals and visitors to head outdoors and make the most of our public parks and green spaces.
Parks Week celebrates the importance of parks to community life. A diverse range of fun activities suitable for all ages and interests are occurring in the City’s parks and open spaces.
The event calendar (details below) also includes walking tours of well-known parks, guided bird watching tours and family fun days at our swimming pools.
Contact us to find out more.
City of Sydney02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
The following events require registration.
|Monday 3 March||
Pocket playground tour:
Learn about the rich and fascinating social history of Erskineville on a guided tour of pocket parks and playgrounds with the City’s Historian and parks staff.
|Tuesday 4 March||
Observing birds and other wildlife in Sydney Park
|Come and learn about the different types of freshwater wetland birds and our plans to enhance biodiversity of Sydney Park on a bird watching tour guided by the City’s urban ecologist.|
|Wednesday 5 March||
||Community planting day at Orphan School Creek:
Planting native trees and shrubs on community land
Help green the City and get to know like-minded people by participating in this supervised community native shrub planting day at Orphan School Creek.
|Wednesday 5 March||
||Hyde Park walking tour:
A horticulture focus on this walking tour
|Learn all about the gardens, plants, public art and fascinating history of Sydney's oldest park on a guided walking tour lead by City parks staff.|
|Friday 7 March||
||Glebe foreshore walking tour:
Biodiversity-focused walking tour
|This gentle walking tour led by the City's urban ecologist and will be of interest to lovers of all kind of local plants and animals.|
The events below do not require you to register.
|Thursday 6 March||10am–12pm||Herbs giveaway:
250 plants are up for grabs
|Saturday 8 March||8.30am–6pm||Dog obedience classes:
Free dog obedience classes for residents
|Thursday 6 March–Friday 7 March||4pm-6pm||Swim Assessment
To qualify for 1 free swimming lesson
Available until Monday 31 March
|Tuesday 4 March||6.30pm||Biathlon:
Fun run/swim biathlon
|Monday 3 March-Friday 7 March||6.30am–7.30am||Free personal fitness training|
|Sunday 9 March||10am–12pm||Family fun day:
Free pool entry and activities
|Sunday 9 March||12pm–4pm||Family fun day:
Free pool entry and activities for families
Last updated: Monday, 10 March 2014