Spending time with others in a park is a wonderful way to connect with family and friends or meet new people with similar interests in your local community. People of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can benefit from connecting with others in nature.
So, what kind of group activities could you do?
- Guided Park Walks: these volunteer-led walks cater for a range of levels of fitness. Select from short, gentle welcome walks to longer more challenging walks, or special interest groups such as kids, café, or dog-friendly walks. They all provide an opportunity to walk in a safe and welcoming group environment, led by an experienced and friendly volunteer. Have a chat and a laugh, make new friends, or connect with old ones, all while improving your wellbeing in a beautiful setting.
- Volunteering: connect with a like-minded group of volunteers who are just as passionate about the environment and your local park as you! You’ll feel healthier and happier as you chat with your new friends while contributing to meaningful activities that improve your local park.
- Citizen Science: You don’t need a science degree to be a citizen scientist! Grab some friends, download the ClimateWatch app and follow one of our ClimateWatch trails. Work together to identify animals and plants along the trail. You’ll have an enjoyable outing with friends whilst contributing to important scientific research about Victoria’s natural environment.
- Find your local picnic spot: Meeting up with family and friends in beautiful natural settings is the perfect way to connect, catch up and relax. Bring your lunch or have a barbecue in a park near you.