What is active recreation?

    Active recreation is defined as physical activity for the purposes of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment, which can be self-directed or facilitated by a provider or organisation.

    Active recreation infrastructure and programs support the health and wellbeing of residents, workers and visitors. Active recreation opportunities typically provide accessible and free space for people to participate in an active lifestyle.

    What will the Active Recreation Strategy cover?

    The Active Recreation Strategy will address physical activities undertaken in open spaces, including parks, reserves, beaches and swim centres including walking, cycling, skating, scootering, fitness training, surfing, swimming, etc.

    The strategy will develop our understanding of current use, motivations and barriers to participation and identify actions to provide relevant, equitable, up-to-date and fit-for-purpose active recreation facilities and opportunities for everyone. 

    The Active Recreation Strategy will complement existing strategies including our Sports Strategy, Parks and Play Strategy, Lake Activation Strategy, Walking, Cycling and Better Streets Strategy and Aquatic Facilities Strategy.