World Parks Week 2017

 

World Urban Parks has previously held World Parks Days in September.

This will now change to World Parks Week commencing 1-7 May 2017.

The move to a week-long celebration allows a greater number of events to be aligned.

The move to May allows the higher populated northern hemisphere to get outdoors in Spring while allowing the southern hemisphere to enjoy Autumn outdoors.

Country parks days and weeks are often in Summer so there will be two opportunities to celebrate our parks in different seasons!

Watch this space!

 

Information on the previous World Parks Day is below:

 

 

 

The eighth World Parks Day will take place on Saturday 19 September 2015.

World Parks Day is an opportunity to celebrate our parks and green spaces!

The day is organised by World Urban Parks, the open space and recreation organisation, to:
- Communicate the critical importance of parks in a global context
- Promote best practice by learning from other parks services
- Encourage people to enjoy their local park and appreciate the importance of green space

Any organization or individual can host a park event on World Parks Day. Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Event name
  3. Event location
  4. Event time
  5. Event contact details
  6. Your contact details (if different from 5.)

Please feel free to send us a photo to help illustrate your event.

Your event will appear in our events list by country. You can have a concert, pick up trash with some friends, offer a free yoga class, hand out some plant seeds, have a picnic with family, organize a soccer game, offer a tour of the trees in the park...it is up to you!

Find an event in your area. Our goal is to reach around the globe so don't forget to tell your worldly friends. If you don't see an event in your area, step up to the plate and create an event!

Click on the following for World Parks Day 2015 Logos:

World Parks Day 2015 Print

World Parks Day 2015 Web

World Parks Day 2015 Print (Card)

World Parks Day 2015 Web/Newsletter (Card)

World Parks Day 2015 Web (no background)

Please note, other print-resolution versions including cmyk, .AI, .SVG and .eps  are available on request. If you need another version, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Events Register 2015

 

Australia

 

Organisation: City of Gold Coast

Event: Wheelie Big Day - kids activities including, peddle cars, mini-jeeps, train rides, slot car racing, skate board

Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

When: 19 September from 10am – 2pm

Contact details: Broadwater Parklands  Ph. 1300 GOLDCOAST 

Event webpage: www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/broadwaterparklands

 

Organisation: Country Paradise Parklands

Event: Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

Where: Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang, Gold Coast

When: 19-20 September

Event webpage: http://www.goldcoastfolkfestival.com.au/

 

Organisation: Queensland Canoeing Incorporated

Event: Northern Marathon Series, Race 8 Currumbin Capers (canoe ocean racing)

Where: Preston Park, Michel Drive Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast

When: 19 September, 2015 from 9:00am- 11:00am

Contact details: Grant Epple, 0407 130 897 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ireland

 

Organisation: Phoenix Park /Office of Public Works and BirdWatch Ireland

Event: Birds of Phoenix Park guided walks (other talks and a honey show are also occurring)

Where: Phoenix Park, Dublin

When: 13 September, 2015 at 12:00pm

Contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  http://www.phoenixpark.ie/media/Phoenix%20Park%20Programme%202015.pdf

 

Organisation: Dublin City Council in partnership with the Office of Public Works

Event: Join historian author and artist Pat Liddy to explore the unique and interesting history of Fairview Park, the dedication of Stoker Park and the Paradise Lost of the Marino Demesne, completing your journey in the Casino Marino.

Where: Fairview Park, Dublin

When: 13 September, 2015 at 2:00pm at the bandstand

Contact details: Dublin City Council Parks and Landscape Services +353 1 2223302 

 

Japan

 

Organisation: Uminonakamichi Park Center

Event:  OUTDOOR PARK 2015 in Uminaka

Where:  Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

When:   September 19 from 10 to 5pm & September 20th from 10am to 4pm

Event webpage:  http://www.uminaka.go.jp/park-guide-english.html

 

Organisation:  Mannou Park Center

Event:  Quiz Rally on Flower and Greenery

Where:  Sanuki Mannou Park in Kagawa Prefecture

When:   September 19 & 23 from 10am to 12pm & from 1:30pm to 3pm

Event webpage:   http://www.mannoukouen.go.jp/

 

Organisation:   Mannou Park Center

Event:   Dyeing with Yellow Cosmos

Where:   Sanuki Mannou Park in Kagawa Prefecture

When:   September 21 & 22 from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 3pm

Event webpage:   http://www.mannoukouen.go.jp/

 

Organisation:  Mannou Park Center

Event:   Let's Enjoy Sanuki Forests!

Where:    Sanuki Mannou Park in Kagawa Prefecture

When:    September 21 to 23 from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 3pm

Event webpage:  http://www.mannoukouen.go.jp/

 

Organisation:  Musashi Park Center  

Events:   Let's try grass skiing! 

      Outdoor Yoga Class 

      Nature-based Crafts

Where:   Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park in Saitama Prefecture

When:   September 19 

Event webpage:   http://www.shinrinkoen.jp/english/

 

Organisation:   Azumino Park Center  

Event:   Cosmos Festival

Where:   Alps Azumino National Government Park in Nagano Prefecture

When:   September 19 to October 18

Event webpage:   http://www.azumino-koen.jp/

 

Organisation:   Echigo Park Center  

Event:   Cosmos Festival  

Where:   Echigo Hillside Park in Niigata Prefecture

When:   September 19 to October 25

Event webpage:   http://echigo-park.jp/en/

 

 Kochia Late September

Kochia starting to change colour (late September) - Hitachi Seaside Park

 

Organisation:   Hitachi Park Center  

Event:   Enjoy Kochia Carnival

Where:   Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture

When:   September 19 to October 18

Event webpage:  http://en.hitachikaihin.jp/

 

Organisation:   Showa Administration Center  

Event:   Cosmos Festival

Where:   Showa Kinen Park in Tokyo     

When:   September 12 to November 3

Event webpage:  http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/html/english/

 

Organisation:   Takino Park Center  

 

Event:   Sapporo Minami Autumn Festival

 

Where:   Takino Suzuran Hillside Park in Sapporo city, Hokkaido

 

When:   September 20 to 21

 

Event webpage:   http://www.takinopark.com.e.bn.hp.transer.com/

 

 

Organisation:    Yodogawa Park Center 

Event:  Mizbering Yodogawa and Yodogawa Urban Camp 2015

Where:    Yodogawa Riverside Park in Osaka

When:   September 19th from 10am to 8pm    

Contact details:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Organisation:  Belmont Park Center


Event:   Stamp Rally


Where:  Belmont Park in Tokyo


When:  Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays in September   


Contact details:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Nepal

 

Organisation: National Martyrs and Peace Park

Event: Talk program on importance of parks for healthy citizens and management issues of parks used as temporary shelters in disasters (April 25 Earthquake in Nepal)

Where: National Martyrs and Peace Park, Gokarna, Kathmandu, Nepal

When: Morning of 19 September

Contact details: Shudersan Sigdel, Chairperson, via Dr Ramji Bogati, Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Poland

 

 

Organisation: Park Śląski 

Event:  Events, concerts, and outdoor games on the big meadow

Where: Park Śląski, Chorzów

When:  19 September, 3pm

Event webpage:  http://www.parkslaski.pl/aktualnosci/2993-swietujemy-world-parks-day-na-duzej-lace.html