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Yearly Archives: 2015


2015 Community Sport and Recreation Awards

People and Parks Foundation is celebrating another coup for our award-winning program Active in Parks. The program has been recognised for its contribution to the community, winning the Victorian Government’s 2015 Community Sport and Recreation Award for Outdoor Active Recreation Initiative! We were so proud to be considered among an outstanding group of finalists, thank you to everyone […]


Parks and Leisure National Awards of Excellence

People and Parks Foundation’s flagship program Active in Parks has a fantastic website, which has already taken home the blue ribbon for Parks and Leisure Vic/Tas Region’s Awards of Excellence: Use of Technology. While we didn’t take out the National award at the Parks and Leisure Australian National Conference in Sydney this October, we still think this has […]


Active in Parks is off on an adventure!

We’ve decided it’s high time we stepped away from our desks, stored away our laptops and took some time out to go exploring! We’re heading off into the wide, blue yonder for a spell, but don’t worry, it’s just an August thing. We’ll be back in September with a host of wonderful outdoor activities, new […]


Brimbank & Werribee Park Welcome Days

Active in Parks and Parks Victoria co-hosted two very special events over the course of Kids in Nature Network’s Nature Play Week 2015, running from 11-19 April. Brimbank Park Welcome Day actually fell outside Nature Play Week’s date, but a mere technicality wasn’t going to stop children, their parents and carers turning up in droves […]


Nature Play Week 2016

It’s official! Nature Play Week 2016 has launched and it’s an amazing programme! From the 6th to the 17th of April, activities and events supporting kids and families to get active outdoors will be held all over Victoria, thanks to the fantastic coordinating efforts of Kids in Nature Network. The Nature Play Week 2016 calendar is bursting at […]


Grampians Tiger Quoll

There was more than a rustle of excitement at Parks Victoria in September 2013, when a particularly elusive species of Quoll was caught on film by remote camera in the Grampians National Park in Victoria. Prior to the camera pick-up, this particularly bashful creature hadn’t been seen in the Grampians since 1872, and was long […]


Congratulations Lynnbrook Kindergarten

We would like to congratulate Lynnbrook Kindergarten on their successful application to the Take It Outside grants program. Cara and the kids will be getting out in nature all year round with their new wet weather gear purchased with the grant. We love supporting programs like the Nature Kindergarten. For more information on how to […]


Congratulations South Burnett Karate Association!

We would like to congratulate the South Burnett Karate Association for their successful application to the Active in Parks – Take It Outside Grants program. Geoff and the gang will use this to purchase a BBQ to support family days and outdoor fitness events. Way to get active outdoors!


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