The restrictions we experienced during COVID-19 saw us increasing our participation in non-organised recreation, highlighting the vital role that local parks and reserves play in improving our health.

Council is partnering with Sport and Recreation Victoria to develop an Active Recreation Opportunities Strategy for the City of Monash to guide the future enhancement of parks and reserves to encourage healthy physical activity.

The strategy will focus on non-organised recreation (casual and informal activity) in parks and reserves by developing environments that encourage residents to get active in their local communities.

We will conduct over 40 site assessments of parks and reserves to identify opportunities to introduce active recreation infrastructure and enhance the existing environment. Facilities such as outdoor fitness equipment, walking circuits, bocce courts, basketball courts, skate parks, climbing walls and other infrastructure that encourage residents to engage in healthy physical activity will be considered.

How to get involved

  1. Complete the survey below. Tell us what you enjoy about being active in our parks and reserves and provide suggestions for activities or infrastructure that would encourage you to be physically active. This feedback will inform the development of the Draft Strategy.
  2. Provide comment on the Draft Strategy mid-2021 to direct investment and prioritise activities to support your use and enjoyment of active recreation.

This project is being jointly funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria and Monash Council, and focuses on giving people more opportunities to enjoy being physically active in the beautiful parks and reserves that Monash has to offer.

Have your say

Survey closed 27 February 2021

Privacy collection statement

Monash City Council is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian Privacy & Data Protection Act 2014.

The information you provide will be used to assist Council staff to determine the community use and interest in physical activity in parks and reserves. This community input forms part of the process of Council preparing the Monash Active Recreation Opportunities Strategy.

Your contact details may be used by Council to update you on progress of the project.

You may access information you have provided to Council and make corrections if you believe that information is incorrect. For further information including Council’s information privacy policy, visit www.monash.vic.gov.au