A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park is your chance to celebrate, support and empower people living with Parkinson’s. It brings together people from all walks of life – those living with Parkinson’s, families and carers, and health professionals.

As Australia’s largest annual community event, A Walk in the Park is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Every dollar raised by A Walk in the Park helps to support people living with Parkinson’s in Australia.

Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers. Collectively, we provide support and education, build community partnerships and capacity, increase awareness of Parkinson’s, and encourage research to further our understanding of the condition.

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Increasing the odds

"I am very open with people about my Parkinson's as the more people who know and understand it, the better our chances of managing the condition together and enjoying good quality of life," says Robert.

Robert was one of 3900 people from the Parkinson's community to participate in A Walk in the Park in 2014. By taking part in the event, he helped to raise much needed awareness about the progressive neurological condition, and also funds to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's. And, he also enjoyed a great day out! Join us for A Walk in the Park in 2015. Register today to help celebrate and support people living with Parkinson's.

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Making a day of it

For many people in the Parkinson's community, taking part in A Walk in the Park is an annual event. "Every year I meet up with my friend, we do the walk and then go for a coffee. By walking, I know that I am contributing to an important cause that will make a difference in many people's lives," says Warwick.

Something for everyone

"The day was lovely and the miracle was that I walked 4km. I did enjoy myself," says Judy. She participated in A Walk in the Park in 2014, and is living with Parkinson's.

A Walk in the Park is Australia's largest community event dedicated to people with Parkinson’s. It is an uplifting and memorable day for those living with the progressive neurological condition - many who find walking and other movements to be a daily challenge.

This event is not just for people living with Parkinson's. It is also a chance for families to come together to celebrate, honour and support a loved one.

"Through my friends and family, we have formed 10 groups to walk and fundraise. My fundraising goal is $5,000 but with all this support, I am hoping to raise a lot more," says Judy.

Kate also participated in A Walk in the Park in 2014 to honour the memory of her father. She says "I watched my dad deteriorate from Parkinson's and am glad we are contributing to the goal of finding a cure."

A Walk in the Park is the one day of the year that thousands of people across the country come together in celebration of the more than 80,000 people living in Australia with Parkinson's. Register today to be part of A Walk in the Park.

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Register for an event near you

From the vibrant cities of Melbourne and Adelaide, to the sunny shores of Perth, A Walk in the Park is held in metropolitan and regional locations right around the country. Select a state from the drop-down above to find an event near you!

South Australia


Sunday 28 August

Bonython Park

A Walk in the Park raises funds for Parkinson’s support and research in South Australia. Your participation in the walk will help Parkinson's SA to continue to deliver support services to people affected by the condition. Our walk is a little different from other events. A Walk in the Park is not about your fitness level or ability - it's about doing what you can do, not what you can't do. The walk route is wheelchair friendly or if you are not up to it you can stay seated in the main area where tables and chairs are provided. Everyone can participate in some way – even the family dog. Spend a fun family day with the Parkinson’s community enjoying a bacon and egg breakfast, coffee cart, cupcake stand, massages, balloons, face painting, sausage sizzle lunch and information stalls.   Register now and set up your fundraising page and ask friends, family members, colleagues and businesses to sponsor you.



Sunday 28 August, 11am

Federation Square

This leisurely 4km walk takes place along the banks of the picturesque Yarra River and brings together people from all walks of life – those living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, and health professionals.

Western Australia


Sunday 18 September

Perry Lakes Reserve

People of all ages and abilities will enjoy a walk, jog or run at this year’s A Walk in the Park around the beautiful Perry Lakes Reserve. You are welcome to participate in the leisurely, non-competitive 2km or 5 km walk that begins at 11am, or join the more energetic for a 5km or 10km timed run starting at 9am.  Perry Lakes will be the hub for pre and post event activities with live music, free entertainment, food and drink and plenty of fun for young and old.

Did you know?

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a chronic, progressive and lifelong neurological condition, for which there is no cure. It is a condition that affects the motor nervous system and alters co-ordination and movement. It also has a range of non-motor symptoms including depression, pain and problems with sleep.

Parkinson's affects people in different ways and no two people will have exactly the same experience with Parkinson's.

Why fundraise for Parkinson's?

By taking part in A Walk in the Park, you will help raise funds to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's, and advance the search for a cure. Together, we can achieve our vision for a world without Parkinson's.

Get involved

It only takes a few simple steps to get started! Select the event you’d like to participate in from the locations above. Fill out the online registration and enter your details to create your very own fundraising page. Share it with your friends and family, and you’re on your way!



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