Active Unley

Active Unley is Council’s health and wellbeing initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles while providing opportunities for the community to get outdoors and participate in physical activity.

Get Involved

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We'd love you to get involved in the Active Unley initiative:
  • Check off some of the items on our list of 21 Things to do in Unley
  • Join in one of the Active Unley activities listed below
  • Follow the City of Unley Facebook page for regular tips and ideas
  • Upload your active images to Facebook and Instagram using #activeunley

Activity Program

In partnership with local businesses and community groups, we are pleased to offer a range of Unley Active activities for you to try. View the list of free or low-cost activities below and register your interest today!
  • Come and Try Lawn Bowls | Wednesday 21 November
    Come and Try Lawn Bowls

     
    When: Wednesday 21 November, 7-9pm (bar and light meals available from 6.30pm)

    Where: Unley Park Bowling Club, 8 Northgate St, Unley Park

    Activity details:  Modern lawn bowls is fun for all the family. Wear casual clothes and bowl barefoot or in flat soled shoes. All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

    Cost:  Free entry.

    To register:  No booking required, just rock up and get rolling! Enquiries phone 0419 559 004 or email upbowlsclub@tpg.com.au
     

  • Come and Try Petanque | Wednesday 21 November
    Come and Try Petanque 
     
    When:  Wednesday 21 November, 7-9pm (bar and light meals available from 6.30pm)

    Where: Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club, 8 Northgate St, Unley Park

    Activity details:  Have a set of steel balls at home and ever wondered what to do with them? Come along and learn how the French game Petanque is really played. Wear casual clothes and enclosed shoes. All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

    Cost:  Free entry.

    To register:  No booking required, just come along on the night. Enquiries phone 0419 834 563 or email espetanque@outlook.com
  • Tummy Time Pilates | Wednesdays during School Term
    Tummy Time Pilates at Goodwood Community Centre
     
    When: Every Wednesday during school terms. 9:30am General/Pregnancy, 10.30am Mums and Bubs. Classes run for 45 minutes. 

    Where: Goodwood Community Centre, 32/34 Rosa St, Goodwood

    Activity details: All welcome. Recommended for Mums, Bubs and Bumps! Our new General class is open to all ages and abilities and suitable for pregnant clients. No class limit currently but usual size is 6-10 participants. 

    Cost: $15/casual class or $80/6 classes with free Pilates band included

    To register: Contact Sarah on 0423 171 281 or email tummytimepilates@gmail.com 
     
  • Dance to Stay Young Program | Mondays
    Dance to Stay Young Program at Goodwood Community Centre

    When:  Every Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

    Where:  Banquet Hall, Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa St, Goodwood

    Activity details: You don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing!  Dancing is a great way to keep active and socialise with others. This program is suitable for individuals and groups. Participants are encouraged to bring their own music for a freestyle dance segment.

    Cost: $7 per person, per session

    To register: Phone Goodwood Community Centre on 8272 7148 or email bookings@gwcs.org.au
     
  • No Lights No Lycra, Goodwood | Thursdays
    No Lights No Lycra, Goodwood

    When: Thursdays, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start (60 mins)

    Where: Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa Street, Goodwood

    Activity details: No Lights No Lycra is a weekly lights-off chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself. We're part of a global community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental space to move.  Car parking and toilets available.  All ages and fitness levels welcome and lycra is totally ok!  

    Cost: $7 per session

    To register: Registrations not required, just turn up on the night. For more information, visit the No Lights No Lycra Goodwood Facebook page.
     
  • Unley Walking Group | Wednesdays
    Unley Walking Group – hosted by Unley Physiotherapy


    When: every Wednesday, 9.30 – 10.30am

    Where: Walks depart from Unley Physiotherapy, 160 Unley Road, Unley

    Activity details:  The walking group aims to provide exercise in a group environment to benefit from group motivation and socialisation. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your ability or fitness level.

    Cost: Free

    To register: Contact Susan at the Unley Road clinic on 8373 2132.

  • Outdoor Group Fitness Session for Parents | Tuesdays
    Outdoor Group Fitness Session for Parents (kids welcome!)


    When: Tuesdays, 9.15-10am
     
    Where: Unley Oval (meet at the shelter, off Langham Terrace) 
     
    Activity details: Outdoor group fitness session with Sarah Kuss of Fitness Boutique by Sarah (located on Unley Road). Pre-schoolers are welcome.  Bring a mat and drink bottle, snacks and hats for the kids. Profits raised go to Unley Primary School to improve outdoor play spaces. These sessions will go for 9 weeks until the last Tuesday of Term 4.
     
    Cost: $10 payable on the day
     
    To register: Contact Bianca on 0414 780 131 or email bbharms@gmail.com

Funding Opportunities

Are you a local business or community group?
  • Promote your business or community group by getting involved in the Active Unley monthly activity calendar
  • Council are partnering with businesses and community groups to assist you to host a free or low cost activity for City of Unley residents
  • Over 60 businesses and community groups have been partnered with so far, offering over 200 different activities since 2015
  • Council can provide a limited amount of funding and promotional support to enable you to host an activity (or activities) and promote your organisation
  • For more information, contact the Active Unley Grant Coordinator on 8372 5111 or email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au 
We are always looking for partners to help us provide more active opportunities to the community!

21 Things to do in Unley

Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of 21 things to do in the City of Unley.


See what’s growing in the edible orchards at Morrie Harrell Reserve, Ramage Street, Unley, and Fullarton Park, Fisher Street, Fullarton. 


Slide, roll and play on lots of fun equipment at the Katherine Street playground, Fullarton. Rocks, logs, sensory planting, and a sandpit provide an area where the kids can interact with nature.

 
Ride the mini trains at SASMEE Park, Millswood Crescent, Millswood, operating on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of every month.


Let’s go fly a kite! The open space areas at Ridge Park or Orphanage Park are perfect locations.


Pick up some fresh produce from the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market, held every Sunday on Leader Street, Goodwood.


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 Turtur Bikeway from the Black Forest to the Wayville Showgrounds.


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.


Check out our new Book Nooks! They are little boxes full of books for you to borrow, read, replace and enjoy. There are 4 nooks located around the Council area: Leicester Street Playground, Parkside; Fern Avenue Reserve, Fullarton; Heywood Park, Unley Park and at Clarence Park Community Centre.
 


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 Road, 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? 


Head to Unley Oval and practise your own footy or cricket skills.
 


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!


Try out one of the many activities, workshops and programs held across our diverse Community Centres.


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.