The Green Walks in the Park Program aims to get more people walking, more often, in more local parks, state parks and bushland reserves.
Research shows being regularly active throughout life is one of the best ways to improve and protect heart health. Walking outside in green spaces, especially with others, is not only a great tonic for the body but also the mind. It helps people feel connected to their community and to nature.
Green Walks are free, suitable for all ages and a fun and active way to spend time with family and friends. The walks take place at various locations across Victoria every month. Walks will include guided options by local walk leaders as well as free walking options.
To view the Green Walks schedule and register for a walk, click here.
To download the Green Walks flyer, click here.
Download a map and try some of these great Green Walks
Barwon Valley Parklands (Newtown, Greater Geelong) Barwon River Flyer.pdf
Edwards Point (St Leonards, Greater Geelong) Edwards Point Flyer.pdf
Eastern Park (Geelong, Greater Geelong) Eastern Park Walk Flyer.pdf
Peppercorn Park (Epping, Whittlesea) Peppercorn Park Flyer.pdf
Main Street Reserve (Thomastown, Whittlesea) Main St Reserve Flyer.pdf
Wonthaggi East Area Trail (Wonthaggi, Bass Coast) Wonthaggi East Area Trail Flyer.pdf
Wonthaggi Central Area Trail (Wonthaggi, Bass Coast) Wonthaggi Central Area Trail.pdf
Kurth Kiln Regional Park (Gembrook, Cardinia) Kurth Kiln Walk Flyer.pdf
Braeside Park (Braeside, Kingston) Braeside Park Flyer.pdf
Brimbank Park (Keilor East, Brimbank) Brimbank Flyer.pdf
Woodlands Historic Reserve (Greenvale, Hume) Woodlands Flyer.pdf
Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong) Pipemakers Park Flyer.pdf
Jells Park (Wheelers Hill, Monash) Jells Park Flyer.pdf
Point Cook Coastal Park (Point Cook, Wyndham) Point Cook Flyer.pdf
To access all of the Green Walks maps online, click here.
Tips on how to get the most out of your walk
For your comfort and safety it is advisable that you:
• wear the right clothing for the weather conditions. In cool or cold weather dress in a number of light adjustable layers rather than in one bulky jacket for example. You can then remove outer clothing as you warm up. An unpadded waterproof jacket with a drawstring hood is also a good choice in wetter weather. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella if wet weather is forecast.
• include headwear to protect yourself from the sun and the wind (a broad-brimmed hat in summer and a beanie in winter for example).
• always wear comfortable footwear such as runners/trainers with a good tread.
• be sun-smart – wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top, a hat, sunglasses and a broad spectrum 30+ sunscreen at all times of the day.
• drink water before, during and after your walk. Bring a water bottle with you to take on the walk.
• bring a healthy snack such as fruit, dried fruit or nuts to keep your energy levels up during or after the walk.
Cancellation/adverse weather policy
As an outdoor event every effort will be made to ensure the Green Walks go ahead as scheduled. In the event of adverse weather conditions that would put participants’ health and/or safety at risk - such as heat, hail, storms, dangerous winds - the scheduled walk/s on that day will be cancelled.
Information on cancelled walks will be posted on the Green Walks registration page and will be available by ringing 03 9321 1515. Volunteers scheduled to work on the day will be notified individually.
Green Walks in the Park is a Victorian Heart Foundation initiative and is funded by Parks Victoria with support from Victoria Walks.