Parks Week

Come and celebrate Parks Week 2014 in Centennial Parklands. There are so many ways that you can take advantage of the opportunities our parks provide all year round. Here are just a few top tips for you to enjoy.

Top tip #1: Get cycling

There are few better ways to enjoy the expanses of Centennial Parklands than on a bike. Either cycling Centennial Park on the dedicated cycle lane, or passing through Moore Park and Queens Park on the shared cycle paths, riding a bike is an activity that can be enjoyed by one or by many.

Don’t have a bike? No worries! We have a bike hire service in Centennial Park open seven days a week. Not only do they hire adults, kids or tandem bikes, but there is also the very popular Pedal Cars!

Try one of the popular Pedal Cars in Centennial Park

Try one of the popular Pedal Cars in Centennial Park

Top tip #2: Take a horse or pony ride

One of the most iconic features of Centennial Park is the sight of horses riding around the stunning Grand Drive horse track. What you may not know is that horse riding is open to you – any day of the week! Horse rides are available from the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre (you can even book online!).

And for the kids, we have pony rides operating every weekend in Centennial Park. So if you can’t afford to buy your child a pony, come along for the next best thing!

Always wanted to try horse riding? Well, no excuses - here's your chance!

Always wanted to try horse riding? Well, no excuses – here’s your chance!

Top tip #3: Banksia Buddies for the littlies

Do you have a pre-schooler? Our great nature play program called Banksia Buddies runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Centennial Park. Hands-on fun with a dash of learning. Get outdoors and connect with nature this Parks Week!

Banksia Buddies is one of the best pre-school programs around to encourage nature play.

Banksia Buddies is one of the best pre-school programs around to encourage nature play.

Top tip #4: Have a picnic

Centennial Park has been the venue for the great Aussie picnic for generations. So grab a basket, some drinks, a picnic rug and head down to the Park and find a spot amongst the many stunning (and/or shady!) spots in the Park. If you don’t want to hassle of bringing your own food, Centennial Parklands Dining or the Mobile Food Van (weekends only) are available for refreshments or light meals.

If coming on a popular day, or in a large group, why not book one of our 10 great bookable picnic sights – our volunteers have been busy providing new park furniture at these sites for you to enjoy!

One of life's simple pleasures - a picnic in Centennial Park

One of life’s simple pleasures – a picnic in Centennial Park

Top tip #5: Take a walk in the Park

Finally, enjoying Parks Week may just be as simple as taking a walk in the park! It’s easy, convenient, healthy and (we absolutely guarantee) enjoyable! Here’s a few suggested walking routes if you want some options, however the best fun to have walking in Centennial Parklands is just to ramble around and explore.

Walking is one of the healthiest and easiest activities you can choose to do to enjoy our parks!

Walking is one of the healthiest and easiest activities you can choose to do to enjoy our parks!

 

So please make sure you use Parks Week as an excuse to get out and reconnect with nature. You won’t be disappointed!

 


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