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1 Jul 2020 6:55 pm
That's a Great Big Green Wrap! βœ… The #GoGreenForParks campaign was truly astonishing and we thank everyone that got involved and paid tribute to our parks and their people. A huge thanks to @GlgGreenlife for supporting this campaign from the beginning. πŸ’š

1 Jul 2020 1:32 pm
Well that’s just a Great Big Green Wrap! Wow, what can we say? The take up for the Going Green Campaign was truly astonishing and we thank every single one of you that got involved and paid tribute to our Parks and their People. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our amazing partner GLG Greenlife Group that got behind this from the beginning and also our good friends in New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Commissioner Mitchell Silver for starting this campaign, and our colleagues World Urban Parks for promoting it globally. Finally, thank you to Australia for going Green and THANK YOU to our parks and park workers for keeping us connected and healthy every day of the year. Watch this space for future initiatives linked to this campaign and #GoGreenForParks From all the staff, Executive Officers, Regional Councils and Board of PLA, Thank you and that's a wrap (for now) πŸ˜‰









1 Jul 2020 1:12 pm

















Tonight's the last night of #GoGreenForParks Iconic and civic spaces and places across Perth have been going GREEN in honour of our parks and the people that keep them looking their best. These places and spaces have kept us physically and mentally active during the COVID-19 pandemic. πŸ’š Optus Stadium πŸ’š Matagarup Bridge πŸ’š City of South Perth πŸ’š Yagan Square πŸ’š Elizabeth Quay πŸ’š The Bell Tower, Perth WA πŸ’š City Of Perth Council House πŸ’š Trafalgar Bridge , Perth Parks and Leisure Australia Parks & Leisure Australia WA
29 Jun 2020 6:40 pm
One day to go to get this country glowing Green!! Tonight, iconic sports grounds will be lit including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Adelaide Oval, Sydney Olympic Park and Optus Stadium along with many more spaces and places across the country! Tomorrow is β€˜wear Green Day’ so come on Australia, let's click it up a few notches and see out the financial year with a great big Green Bang!! And a special thanks to our wonderful national partner and supporter of Going Green Week, GLG GreenLife Group! Thank you to Troy and his Team for everything they do in supporting PLA, and keeping our places and spaces Green throughout the year!! #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenForParkies









29 Jun 2020 6:24 pm
Thank You Lisa! πŸ’š


Meet Lisa, the caretaker of Hammond Park. Lisa has worked at the park for 3 years, and a total of 7 years with CKB starting on the mowing team, progressing through to the street scape team, before landing her dream job. Being born into horticulture, Lisa realised her love for the outdoors, and her passion of animals at a young age. Lisa takes care of a variety of different animals at the park, from kangaroos, emus, a range of native birds as well as some introduced species. β€œI love welcoming the community into the park, I love the excitement of the kids showing their mums and dads the animals.” Lisa is responsible for the domestic duties like the bathrooms, litter, bbqs, gardens and general maintenance of the park and most importantly feeding the animals. Furthering her studies in horticulture with CKB, Lisa says the highlight of her career was spending 32 weeks at Perth Zoo being trained to be a Zookeeper ready to bring her skills back to Kalgoorlie-Boulder. β€œI’m really grateful for CKB, I believe have the best job in Kalgoorlie.” Thank you for keeping our park beautiful and our animals happy ready for our community Lisa! Parks and Leisure Australia #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenforParkies
29 Jun 2020 2:34 pm
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SOUND ON! Check out some fantastic footage of Elizabeth Quay this week going GREEN for Parks πŸ’šπŸŒ³ #GoGreenForParks Elizabeth Quay πŸ‘πŸ‘
26 Jun 2020 7:24 pm
Thank you KOMPAN Australia and thank you for the great playspaces you provide in many of our parks and open spaces. 😊


Thank you to all of the #Australian #Parkies, for maintaining our green open spaces. These spaces help to keep our communities active, healthy and connected. #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenforParkies Parks and Leisure Australia
26 Jun 2020 11:28 am
Beautiful Bussleton! Thank you so much πŸ’š


All week we have been lighting up the Busselton Foreshore and the City Administration Building green to say thanks to our Parks and Gardens crew! During COVID-19 we were lucky enough to still be able to get out and about and enjoy our parks within the community. They help us to remain active, healthy and connected with nature. We have an amazing crew here at the City, and can't thank them enough for the great job they do! #GoGreenforParks #GoingGreenforParkies 23rd - 30th June
26 Jun 2020 11:27 am
Thank you South Perth for getting behind this great initiatve showcasing the great work our members and industry do! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘




The City is joining Parks and Leisure Australia to recognise all park workers around the country who have maintained outdoor spaces that have helped us remain active, healthy and connected during COVID-19. To mark the occasion and say thank you, the City will β€˜Go Green’ and light up Mindeerup at South Perth Foreshore and the Old Mill in South Perth every evening until Tuesday 30 June. Around 60 City staff from our Infrastructure Services team help to look after our beautiful parks and reserves. From our reticulation and gardens teams to engineers, streetscape, nursery, mowing and natural areas teams, there are so many people at the City who care for our outdoor areas to enable us all to enjoy the recreational and social opportunities they bring. To find our more about the City's parks and reserves visit southperth.wa.gov.au/parks. #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenforParkies
26 Jun 2020 11:25 am



Parks are essential for all of us to enjoy nature and fresh air every day, especially in the current climate of covid restrictions. Going to the park is even better when you can have some fun playing disc golf! There is a national initiative from Parks and Leisure Australia to acknowledge and thank the people who maintain these important public spaces #GoGreenForParks Thanks to Glenorchy City Council and Burnie City Council for maintaining our two favourite courses in Tassie! πŸ’š Show us your favourite 'Green' disc golf photo below! πŸŒ³πŸƒ
26 Jun 2020 11:25 am
This is what this week is about! Thank you Kev from all of us at Parks and Leisure Australia! You're a legend!!


Kevin started work with the city in 1989 – 30 years and 7 months precisely. His morning would start at the library where he’d grab his pushbike and head over to Cruickshanks to complete his daily tasks before he'd visit the CKB office on Davidson street. Kevin was around to see NASA’s Skylab displayed at the town hall when it crashed across the region and was involved with the 2000 Olympic games when the torch came through the city. Throughout his time, Kevin has fulfilled the roles of Leading Hand and Acting Supervisor. It’s his love of people that keeps him in his job, the interaction he has with the community and the close knit team he works in. In Kevin’s words he’s β€œseen a fair bit, done a fair bit." Thank you for keeping our public spaces clean and secure over the last 3 decades Kevin! Parks and Leisure Australia #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenforParkies
26 Jun 2020 11:22 am
Thank you so much Minister Murray and the Western Australian Government for getting behind this wonderful initiative to thank our Parks and their workers for keeping us all healthy and well, not only through COVID, but every single day of the year. A great gesture and we look forward to seeing this amazing and iconic sporting stadium lit Green as we #GoGreenforParks and #GoingGreenforParkies. Thank you Western Australia from all of us here at PLA!


Parks have never been more important than during the COVID pandemic. Park workers have been working tirelessly to keep them open in WA + around the world. It is #GoGreenForParks this week to thank those looking after our parks Optus Stadium has been lit up green to help recognise the importance of our parks and those who help keep them open to our community.
25 Jun 2020 5:43 pm
What legends!! And here is our thanks right back at you for being the amazing professionals and people that keep our parks, open spaces and sports fields so immaculate and open ! From all of us here at PLA, thank you so much Blacktown!! πŸ’šπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’š


We’re proudly wearing green in support of Parks and Leisure Australia #GoGreenForParks campaign! Join us in celebrating our green spaces and the people who maintain them, helping us remain active, healthy and connected during COVID-19.
25 Jun 2020 10:40 am
Way to go Tamsyn! This weeks your and every other Parkies week!! Keep up the great work and thanks from us all!!


Have you met Tamsyn? Tamsyn is responsible for the maintenance of parks and roundabouts, play equipment and BBQ's, as well as planting garden beds around our city. Tamsyn has an obsession with plants and it was her mum who suggested that she pursue her passion and build a career in the Horticulture industry. What started out as a hobby at first has turned into a full time role with our Parks & Garden crew. Don’t forget to take a drive past the library and community centre shining green this week as we celebrate the work of our parks crew with Parks and Leisure Australia! #GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenforParkies
24 Jun 2020 4:20 pm



From TOMORROW, Geelong's catenary lights are going green for 'Go Green For Parks' - recognising Australia's Parks and their workers.Geelong's catenary lights are going green for 'Go Green For Parks' - recognising Australia's Parks and their workers. Parks including those in Geelong have been maintained for the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The catenary lights will remain a static green between 6pm to midnight, each night until Tuesday 30 June. #EventsGeelong #gogreenforparks Pic: Geelong Botanic Gardens, taken in Winter 2019.
23 Jun 2020 5:28 pm
We can't wait to light our country green this week to thank our parkies and their parks for keeping us mentally and physically active during COVID-19. More than 50 iconic facilities and local spaces are getting behind the initiative πŸ’š#GoGreenForParks #GoingGreenForParkies

17 Jun 2020 11:16 am
Join us as we give our world-class Australian parks and parkies a gigantic green salute from 23rd to 30th June! πŸ’š Light up your iconic or civic space from 23 June - 30 June and share your photos on social media using the #GoGreenForParks and #GoingGreenforParkies hashtags.

3 Jun 2020 5:08 am

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3 Jun 2020 3:42 am
We are calling for parks and leisure professionals to nominate for the 2020 Region Council elections......
27 May 2020 11:43 am
Find out why the @GreenFlagAward is more than just an Award - it's annual feedback, recognition, political influence and continuous improvement. When: 03/06/2020 3:00-4:00pm (AEST) Cost: FREE Register: https://lnkd.in/dHSY9pJ @GreenFlagAwdInt @recaotearoa #parks #publicspace

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