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 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 Flyer.pdf
Kurth Kiln Regional Park (Gembrook, Cardinia) Kurth Kiln Flyer.pdf
Braeside Park (Braeside, Kingston) Braeside Park Flyer.pdf
Brimbank Park (Keilor East, Brimbank) Brimbank Flyer.pdf
Bunyip State Park (Bunyip, Cardinia) Bunyip State Park Flyer.pdf
Woodlands Historic Park (Greenvale, Hume) Woodlands Historic Park Flyer.pdf
Lysterfield Lake Park (Lysterfield, Casey) Lysterfield Park Flyer.pdf
Plenty Gorge Park (South Morang, Whittlesea) Plenty Gorge Flyer.pdf
Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong, 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
RJ Chambers Reserve (Pakenham, Cardinia) RJ Chambers Walk.pdf
Werribee River Park (Werribee, Wyndham) Werribee River Park Flyer.pdf
Tarra Bulga National Park (Balook, Latrobe) Tarra Bulga Flyer.pdf
Tirhatuan Park (Dandenong, Dandenong) Tirhatuan Park Flyer.pdf
Yarra Bend Park (Fairfield, Yarra) Yarra Bend Park 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.
Heart Foundation Walking is funded nationally by the Medibank Community Fund and the ACT Government through ACT Heatlh.
Green Walks in the Park is a Victorian Heart Foundation initiative and is funded by Parks Victoria with support from Victoria Walks.