About the Walk

A Walk in the Park is the largest community event dedicated to supporting people with Parkinson's to lead full and active lives.

This year, A Walk in the Park celebrates its 10th anniversary. Together we’ll support, celebrate and acknowledge those who walk tall with Parkinson’s.

Federation Square will come alive from 9.30am with pre-walk entertainment including a warm-up, live music, massages, kid-friendly activities and a traditional sausage sizzle.

The Walk commences at 11am, starting at Fed Square, continuing down St Kilda Rd and through the Kings Domain, before finishing back at Fed Square. 


Why walk?

People take A Walk in the Park for many reasons… 

Living with Parkinson’s
It’s a day when people living with Parkinson’s can walk proudly with a community of more than 3,000 caring people who understand what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s. 

In memory
Many walk in memory of loved ones, some with bright balloons and t-shirts emblazoned with positive messages that encourage others to keep fighting

Love and support
It’s a day when caring family members and friends unite to remind those living with Parkinson’s that they’re not alone.

United in support
Some who walk are simply people who have been touched by Parkinson’s in a tangible way, and know that we all need to unite in support of the Parkinson’s community.

Whatever your connection, please show your support and take A Walk in the Park.


The course

Starting on the banks of the Yarra, this year both the 2km and 4km circuits will take us down St Kilda Road and through the Kings Domain for a true Walk in the Park!

The course is mobility-friendly and suitable for wheelchairs and prams. 

There will be toilet stops and water stations along both the 2km and 4km courses.

Why do I need to register?

By registering for A Walk in the Park 2018, you will receive a walk bib and medal to demonstrate your support to everyone in the Parkinson’s community. Every dollar raised through A Walk in the Park 2018 supports people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria.