Active in Parks website wins technology award!

People and Parks Foundation's Active in Parks program has spent the better part of 12 months developing a fantastic new online resource. The website, which promotes outdoor activities and events via #WhatsOnOutdoors, and encourages individuals, community groups and other service providers to register and promote their own activities/events through this same database, has won its first award!

Parks and Leisure Australia's 2015 Award of Excellence: Use of Technology was announced as part of the 2015 Victoria/Tasmania regional conference in Ballarat on 29th April. The website will now be eligible for the national award, to be announced at the Parks and Leisure national conference in Sydney in late October, 2015.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and partners who have helped realise this fantastic project, and contributed to Australia's first website dedicated to getting active outdoors. In particular, we'd like to thank our sponsor Medibank Community Fund for their incredible support. Thanks also to Symplicit for their work behind the scenes developing the website.

We'd also like to thank Parks Victoria, Barwon Medicare Local, New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Services, and Starwin as our major partners, and thanks must also go to all of our supporting partners, too many to list, but you can find them all here.

So what are you waiting for? Head to and see for yourself just how easy it is to promote your outdoor program/event, and find great outdoor activities you can add to your calendar!