Save the date! Next year’s world congress will be held in partnership with the Parks and Leisure Australia national conference in Melbourne from 14-17 October.

The International Parks Congress theme is ‘Transforming Urban Parks and Recreation’. The Congress is expected to attract around 600 participants. With a metropolitan population of  4.7 million Melbourne is often cited as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

At the 2017 PLA National Conference on the Gold Coast a video was played of WUP Chair Gil Penalosa welcoming PLA members to the World Congress in 2018.


Information will be updated on the PLA and WUP websites.