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Celebrate Parks Week 2022 in Wellington Shire
Issued: 
February 24, 2022

Wellington Shire's popular parks and open spaces will host a jam-packed calendar of events to celebrate Parks Week from 5 to 13 March.

After many of last year's events were held virtually due to Covid, Parks Week 2022 promises kids' entertainment, forest therapy walks, outdoor gym sessions, markets and a music festival.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye encouraged families to take advantage of the fun family-friendly events, most of which are free.

"We're very fortunate to have some incredibly beautiful outdoor spaces, and Parks Week gives people the opportunity to get out and celebrate them,” Cr Bye said.

“It's a great chance to put on your walking or running shoes, get your picnic blanket ready and head down to one of our parks to join an event.”

While some of the events require physical activity such as walking, running, riding or exercise, most of Wellington Shire’s open spaces are accessible for all people, including those with limited mobility or disabilities.

Parks Week events include:

  • Baby's Day Out in Sale Botanic Gardens with a Frozen theme and visit from Gippsland's own Elsa
  • Kids Day Out at Yarram Memorial Park with The Wiggles theme and Gippsland's own Emma Wiggle
  • Sale Music Festival at Sale Botanic Gardens
  • Forest therapy walks with an accredited guide
  • Outdoor gym sessions at Lake Guthridge led by an Aqua Energy fitness instructor
  • Wetlands to the Park - run, walk or ride from Yarram Wetlands to Port Albert's Rutter Park
  • Community markets in Maffra and Rosedale
  • Tree planting and barbecue at Stratford Apex Park
  • Kids art workshop hosted by Gippsland Art Gallery
  • Skate demonstration and skateboarding sessions
  • Sale parkrun events
  • Nature Culture Plants Parks day for school aged children

For a full list of dates, times and locations visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/parksweek

Bug Blitz activities in Yarram Memorial Park during a previous Parks Week.

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