Parks Week 2014

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.

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Parks Week 2014 program

The following events require registration.

Date Time Activity Description Register
Monday 3 March
  • 10am–11.30am
  • 1pm–2.30pm

Pocket playground tour:
Walking tour focusing on the history of Erskineville playgrounds

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
  • 7.30am–8.30am
Bird watching:
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
  • 9.30am–12pm
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
  • 10am–11am
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
  • 9am–11.30am
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.

Date Time Activity Meeting place
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 MarchFriday 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