Parks Alive is a community led initiative encouraging you to get involved and help improve your local park.

The program is unique to each park, relying on your skills and ideas to run a local activity, event, creative or gardening project. It could include carrying out improvements, the ongoing care of local parks, organising community events and so much more.

It’s an opportunity for you to make your mark on your local park.

What kinds of activities can be included?

Parks Alive supports community volunteers’ projects or activities to beautify, enhance and activate their local neighbourhood park.

The focus for the program is on local parks for local residents. The program focuses on building relationships with the local community and attracting locals who have a close connection with their open space, rather than incorporated groups or organisations who are already highly engaged, such as Friends Groups, Landcare Groups, service clubs, schools and sporting groups.

There are a range of ways you can get involved to make your mark on your local park with Parks Alive.

Depending on your local park you can start a group, build your idea or get involved in:

  • Gardening projects and ongoing maintenance
  • Creative projects
  • Local events and activities

Want to run a neighbourly event at your local park? Apply for a rebate to support your activity. Find out more about the Parks Alive event rebate.

Which parks are part of Parks Alive?

Parks Alive is a program for Council owned local parks and reserves, rather than on regional, linear or bushland parks and reserves or those with an adopted Management Plan.

Get involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with your local park or not sure where to start, contact us on parksalive@manningham.vic.gov.au or call 9840 9333.

We are also upgrading some of our parks and reserves. Find out more about what's proposed.