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A Walk in the Park 2017

A Walk in the Park is back, and this popular family friendly event is bigger and better than ever. With returning highlights, and some new tricks up our sleeve – we’re shaking things up this year and we can’t wait for you to join us on the ride!

8am – 1pm

GYMPIE (online ticketing not available)
CABOOLTURE (online ticketing not available)


Get moving for people with Parkinson’s – your way!

Choose from 2km, 5km or 10km walk or run!

Or participate in our friendly cycling competition!







Funds raised by A Walk in the Park helps to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s by providing ongoing support, information and education. Your fundraising dollar will also advance research to search for a cure. Together, we can achieve our vision for a world without Parkinson’s.

All participants receive a participation & dedication ‘bib’ to commemorate their reason for participating, along with a special gift. It is your personal keepsake to remind you of this special event. Participants who fundraise $50 or more for Parkinson’s Queensland will also receive a commemorative A Walk in the Park t-shirt.

We are always on the lookout for extra hands and new and returning volunteers are always welcome. Fill out our form using the button below to register to be considered for a volunteer position at this years’ A Walk in the Park. Please note, we do require all volunteers to register for the event, when registering, please select the option for “I want to volunteer” at the end of the form.


Entry Fees

Entry Prices Early bird
(Until 31/05/17)
(01/05/17 – 06/10/17)
On the day 
Adult $30 $35 $40
Senior/Concession/Student* $25 $30 $35
Child (5-15yrs) $15 $20 $25
Child (under 5 years) FREE FREE FREE

*Concession includes student card, health care card or senior concession card.

We encourage online registrations, however if required we can provide you with a paper entry form, or complete the registration on your behalf over the phone.

Early bird closing date:
Sunday 30th April 2017  EXTENDED!
Wednesday 31st May

Online entries close:
Wednesday 6th September 2017

Postal/email entries close:
Wednesday 30th August 2017

Late entries/on the day entries:
Available at Albert Bishop Park registrations marquee.
Sunday 10th September 2017 (event day) – from 8am, arrive early to avoid queues.


Event day information

First aid
St Johns Ambulance will be stationed in the event area nearby the start and finish line. If you require medical assistance while out on the course, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist you.

Water stations
All walkers should make sure they stay hydrated during this event and while participating in the Walk. Water will be available at the event.

There will be toilets available at Albert Bishop Park, including toilets with disabled access.

Pram and wheelchair access
The entire route (2km. 5km & 10km distances) is located on paved footpaths and boardwalk – so you don’t have to worry about crossing roads – and it’s wheelchair and stroller/pram accessible.

Our special photographers volunteer their time to take photos on the day – you will be able to view and download the photos on the Parkinson’s Queensland official Facebook page.


Main stage
Live entertainment, delegates and sponsors will be appearing / presenting on the main stage.

Kids Zone
A Walk in the Park includes lots of extra activities for kids and adults. This includes a jumping castle and face painting.

A variety of food options will be available on the day.

Sponsor Marquees
Lots of useful information and samples will be available from our sponsor marquees.

Getting there

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Public transport
Take the TRAIN to Toombul Station. Albert Bishop Park is approximately 1km away, take the route via “Walkers Way” for the shortest distance to walk, approximately 15 minutes walk.

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Take a BUS to Widdop Street Bus Stop Number 39/45 using route 300 or 301. Use “Walkers Way” to get to Albert Bishop Park, approximately 700m, or a 9 minute walk, away.


Car parking

The car park at Albert Bishop Park is quite small. On street parking will be available. Parkinson’s Queensland suggests car-pooling where possible or using public transport.



Have a question? For more event information contact: 07 3209 1588 or events@parkinsons-qld.org.au

For all media enquiries please contact: Melissa Hislop, communications@parkinsons-qld.org.au or 07 3209 1588.