- Extravaganza of events and activities in nature across WA
- Unleash your inner wilderness warrior with the nature reboot
- Made possible by Lotterywest
National parks from across the State will be showcased with the WA Parks Foundation’s Spring into Parks campaign.
Spring into Parks, made possible by Lotterywest, opens on September 12 at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk to coincide with the 25th anniversary of this iconic attraction. This idyllic walk trail offers spectacular forest views and is located 15 minutes east of Walpole on WA’s South Coast. The launch will include entertainment and fun activities for the family to enjoy including live music, food stalls, community land art, face painting plus arts and crafts for the kids!
Spring into Parks celebrates our spectacular wilderness and access to nature through a diverse range of events and activities – from journey sticks scavenger hunt, stargazing in Badgingarra, yoga in an ancient cave and free hut building and flag making at Yanchep National Park.
The campaign focuses on the benefits of spending time in nature for improved mental health and wellbeing, at the same time highlighting the cultural significance of the land and promoting the importance of conserving parks for future generations.
Running until October 23, Spring into Parks promotes activities and highlights ways to harness your inner wilderness warrior to reset and recharge.
Visit ourwaparks.org.au for all the details.
Comments attributed to WA Parks Foundation Chair Hon Kerry Sanderson AC:
“Spring is the perfect time for Western Australians to experience our natural wilderness and reap the health benefits from being outdoors.
“The Spring into Parks events range across the State, providing opportunities to enjoy the wealth of experiences our 102 national parks and 17 marine parks have to offer.
“Mental health and wellbeing are among the top priorities for the WA Parks Foundation at this time. The Spring into Parks program the Foundation has put together in partnership with Lotterywest and community groups is a special opportunity for people to reset, reboot and recharge.”
Comments attributed Lotterywest A/CEO Jeremy Hubble
Lotterywest A/CEO Jeremy Hubble said the grant supporting the Spring into Parks project is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate our State’s natural environment.
“WA has such a unique biodiversity of plants and animals. Lotterywest encourages everyone to experience the benefits of connecting with nature,” he said.
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Spring into Parks in a way that suits you:
- Discover an event near you with the Spring into Parks calendar.
- Unleash your inner wilderness warrior with the nature reboot.
- Explore your parks and share your experiences on socials with the tag #springintoparks
- Enter the photo competition launching in mid-October
Spring into Parks Launch at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk on September 12
Step into Spring at the Karlkurla Bushland Park, Kalgoorlie on September 9
Walk with Millennium Kids and explore country from Coolgardie to Credo Station on September 11 and 12
Nature Journaling at Star Swamp Reserve on September 19
Get Nearer to Nature during the school holidays with activities in the Perth Hills
Discover your own backyard nature hike at Kings Park, October 2
Spring into Parks guided nature walk at Yalgorup National Park, October 3
Journey Sticks Scavenger Hunt at John Forrest National Park, October 7
Walyunga Bushtucker Experience with Dale Tilbrook from the nearby award-winning Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery on October 16
Spring into Yanchep National Park with free hut building and flag making for the kids on October 16
Take part in the Cabaret Cave Yoga and Mindfulness at Yanchep National Park on 17 October
Experience Forest Therapy at Leeuwin Naturaliste Park, October 24
The Spring into Parks closing event – Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Under the Stars at Badgingarra on October 23
Here is a Dropbox link to access high-res images to support the campaign: