Active in Parks has been the proud recipient of some highly regarded awards and industry recognition in recent years. We are excited that our health and wellbeing efforts and initiatives have been acknowledged within the sector at a state, national and international level.
In April 2015, our Active in Parks website won the Parks and Leisure Australia Award of Excellence: Use of Technology for the Victoria/Tasmania region. This award acknowledges outstanding achievement in the area of technology application. We now look forward to the national awards ceremony in Sydney this coming October.
In 2013, Active in Parks was awarded a ‘National Preventative Health Award’ at an awards ceremony in Canberra. The awards encourage leadership in the area of preventative health and recognise sectors within the Australian community that work to promote health and wellbeing.
Geelong’s Active in Parks Program was awarded the International ‘Excellence in Parks (Social) Award’ at the 5th International Parks Management and Leadership Conference ‘Parks Beyond Boundaries’ in Adelaide in 2012. The award recognises excellence and best practice in operational programs and projects that welcome new visitors or encourage the use of parks by groups that do not usually visit or recreate in them.
Active In Parks achieved peer recognition at the prestigious 2012 Victorian Health Promotion awards by being named one of three finalists in the ‘Building Health through Community and Local Government’ category at the official awards ceremony.