Active Unley is Council’s new health and wellbeing initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles while providing opportunities for the community to get outdoors and participate in physical activity.
Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of 21 things to do in the City of Unley.
Spring is here and the Jacaranda’s will soon be in bloom. Walk, push or ride around our beautiful City and enjoy the colour!
Take a dip at the Unley Swimming Centre, Ethel Street, Forestville, open from Saturday 17 September.
Ride the mini trains at SASMEE Park, Millswood Crescent, Millswood, operating on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of every month.
Activate your creative side by joining an art and craft club such as the Adelaide Potters Club, or one of the many programs available at our four community centres.
Held every September at the Wayville Showgrounds, spend the day at the fabulous Royal Adelaide Show.
Enjoy the change of seasons by sitting on a bench at Heywood Park and watching the world go by. Can you hear the kookaburras?
Ride the Mike Turtor Bikeway from the Black Forest to the Wayville Showgrounds. You can even stop in at the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market, held every Sunday on Leader Street, Goodwood.
Packed full of play equipment, the Princess Margaret Playground at Black Forest is a hidden gem. The kids will love it, trust us!
Unley Road offers 1.5km’s of shopping activity. Why not start at one end in the morning, have lunch and then wander back down the other side in the afternoon.
Head to the Unley Oval to see the local Sturt Football Club play. Practise your own footy skills on the oval after the game.
We now have two outdoor ping pong tables! Check them out at the Unley Civic Centre, Oxford Terrace, Unley, and Fullarton Park Community Centre, Fullarton Rd, Fullarton.
Walk the ‘Discover Historic Unley’ trail and pop in at the Unley Museum, 80 Edmund Avenue, Unley, to discover more about your neighbourhood.
See what you can find at Ridge Park, Myrtle Bank. Do you know how much water the dam can hold? Can you find the 250 year old ‘Eucalyptus microcarpa’ tree, or the giant lizards at the playground?
Visit one of Australia’s oldest hockey club’s, Forestville Hockey Club at Goodwood Oval.
Man’s best friend needs some exercise too! Take your dog to one of our great parks. More details regarding off-leash times can be found on our Dog Exercise Area page.
Search for a good book at Unley Library and enjoy it at the Village Green, Rugby Street, Unley.
The City of Unley has so many places for kids to explore. Orphanage Park is one great example, where you can build a cubby house, catch tadpoles and make some mud pies!
Plant some tomato and watermelon seeds ready for a bumper summer crop!
Walk Windsor Street trail from Fern Avenue Reserve to Unley Road and observe the native plants along the way.
Climb the stairs of grandstand at Goodwood Oval and enjoy the view.
Open the lid to discover what’s inside the ‘Toy Boxes’, at Ridge Park, Village Green, Soutar Park and Forestville Reserve.
When: Saturday 25 March, 3.30pm – 5pm
Where: Yogita Yoga, 435 Fullarton Road, Highgate
Activity Details: Free Yoga class that includes gentle stretches and easy strengthening Yoga postures as well as a guided relaxation at the end.
Complimentary chai and cookies will be provided afterwards. Learn more from the Yogita Yoga website.
To register: Contact Evelyn Krull, Senior Principal Teacher and Studio Owner, on 0421 498 554 or email email@example.com
When: Fridays 7 - 8am, or 9.30 – 10.30am
(Summer – 17 February to 7 April 2017) (Spring – 20 October to 15 December 2017)
Where: Heywood Park (in from the toilets), Addiscombe Place, Unley Park
Activity details: Gentle Flow Yoga classes for all community members – children welcome under their parent/carer's responsibility - babes in prams or children playing in nearby park
Cost: There is a small cost of $10 per class, subsidised under the Active Unley program
To register: For more information, and to book, please contact Bec French 0410 638 575 firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every Wednesday 5.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Field Whole Foods, 158 King William Road, Hyde Park
Activity details: Each class is especially designed for building strength for muscles and bones, improving flexibility and balancing stress and hormone levels. Suitable for ALL experience levels. You will break through stress and tension and you will feel your body, mind and health transform.
Cost: $15 per session or $40 for 3 sessions, including a contribution to ‘youthinc’ charity
To register: For more information, and to book, please contact Sally Lydia Paech 0411 837 144 or drop into The Field Whole Foods at 158 King William Road.
When: 8 – 9.30am. Every Sunday from 8 January 2017 to 26 March 2017
Where: Orphanage Park, Mitchell Street, Millswood
Activity details: 12 free yoga and meditation classes for all community members, to be held once a week between January 2016 and March 2017. Each class will be 90 mins.
To register: For more information, and to book, please contact Rajendra Pandey on 0416 650 525 or email email@example.com
When: 9.15 - 10am. Every Tuesday and Thursday, until Thursday 13 April 2017.
Where: Henry Codd Reserve, Corner Maud St and Windsor St, Parkside.
Activity Details: Unley Primary School is holding its first ever 'fit-raiser' for mums, the first in an anticipated series of workshops focused on the health and wellbeing of parents that supports the school raising valuable funds. Babies and toddlers also welcome!
Sessions will be led by Sarah Kuss (owner of Fitness Boutique by Sarah in Unley) and will include warm up, total body workout and stretches.
Cost: There is a small cost of $10 per person per class (cash on the day please). Cost is subsidised under the Active Unley program.
To register: For more information, and to book, please contact Bianca Harms on 0414 780 131 or Sarah Kuss on 0421 175 619.
Location: Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club, 8 Northgate Street, Unley Park
Activity Details: Petanque is an inclusive sport that can be played equally by both men and women irrespective of age, physical fitness or ability. It is both a leisurely activity and a competitive sport. No experience or equipment necessary.
To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0419 834 563.
When: Saturday 1 April 2 - 4pm, BBQ from 4.30pm
Where: Unley Park Bowling Club, 8 Northgate Street, Unley Park
Activity Details: Unley Park Bowling club is running a fun “Pro-am” bowls competition, as part of the Active Unley initiative. New players will be partnered with experienced players to provide a more even competition.
The club may go further and elect to introduce a handicap system if deemed appropriate. The main goal of the event is to have a fun afternoon involving active sport.
To register: Please contact Derek Sullens, club secretary on 0419 559 004, or email email@example.com
When: Sunday 2 April
Where: Physio Pilates Proactive, 86 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside
Mindfulness at 9.30am (1 hour)
Mindfulness meditation to start followed by stretching and facilitated movement with the aim of reducing soft tissue tension and stress, promoting greater flexibility and harmony of mind and body.
Pilates, Strength and Balance at 10.45am (90 minutes)
Are you keen to try Pilates at a gentle level? Want to increase your general strength and improve your balance? This class will give you the opportunity to experience a Pilates floor work class as well as some exercises in standing and sitting, which we do in our Strength and Balance classes. Suitable for people who have low bone density and may want to work at a slower pace.
To register: For more information and to book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8271 3144. Please book early, numbers are limited to allow for more individualised attention.
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Active Unley Passport - WIN a ‘FitBit’® Promotion
The promoter is the City of Unley, 181 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061
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Terms and Conditions:
The use of public open space by commercial fitness trainers is permitted, provided trainers have approval from Council and adhere to the relevant policy below.
Before running a fitness training session on community land (which includes most parks and reserves in the City of Unley), trainers must complete a Fitness Training Activities Permit Form and pay the relevant fee.
Submitting this application form does not guarantee approval. You will be contacted following the assessment of your application.
For further information, please contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner on 8372 5111.
This permit application form should be completed for persons wanting to use Council reserves for regular sports training activities. This form should also be used for one-off bookings requiring floodlighting and or line marking.
Submitting this application form does not guarantee approval. You will be contacted in the near future following the assessment of your application.
For further information, please contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner on 8372 5111.
Thanks to all who have recently provided feedback on design options for the Katherine Street Park in Fullarton. Your survey responses and comments have been important to ensure design concepts reflect the aims of the community and deliver an ‘attractive and inviting’ identity for Katherine Street Park.
Features will include a junior playground with a theme of integrating play with nature. Other facilities will provide accessible pathways with seating and shelter for all users, with spaces for contemplation and communal gathering.
Katherine Street Reserve Concept Plan
Our design for the Katherine Street Local Park has taken shape. The concept plan draws from key themes:
Works on site will commence on 18 April and the program is expected to be complete by the end of August. As the design develops, updates will be posted on this page.
Construction phase begins
Installing the irrigation system
Paths & playground take shape
Timber decking installed
Shelter & seating takes shape
Shelter & seating wall complete
Drink fountain installed
Play logs installed
Pouring the pathway
Shade sail over the playground
The development of the local park has been funded jointly by the Council and State government as part of the Minister for Planning’s commitment to provide money for council’s to invest in local reserves and playgrounds.
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