Make your mark on your local park with Parks Alive

27 Aug 2018
Resilient Environment

Manningham Council is inviting local residents to register their interest to be part of a new program where they can get involved and make their mark on their local park.

Parks Alive encourages local residents to get involved in improving their local parks.

The program will be unique to each park – it could include planning and carrying out improvements, organising community events, ongoing care and upkeep of local parks and much more.

Local Manningham resident and former VFL umpire, Glenn James OAM, is pleased to be the ambassador of Manningham’s Parks Alive program and is encouraging residents to register their interest and get involved.

“I love gardening and taking care of green spaces – this is a great program for Manningham residents. It’s a good way to get involved, do your bit and get to know your local community,” Mr James said.

Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said there are plenty of ways to get involved in the new program.

“Parks Alive is an opportunity to help shape your local park. It could be planning and carrying out improvements, such as tree planting or setting up a community vegetable patch, helping to keep your park tidy and well maintained, organising community events and much more,” Cr Conlon said.

The first six parks to be enhanced as part of Parks Alive are:

To register your interest to get involved in Parks Alive or to nominate your own local park, visit