Spring up and get down to Newham ParkLives 2018

Spring is on its way – and now the daffodils are up – it’s time to get out, enjoy the fresh air and catch a little exercise with the launch of ParkLives 2018. ​

ParkLives in Newham, now in its fifth year, is a programme designed to get residents up, out, active and enjoying all the open spaces the borough has to offer - writes newham.gov.uk

The programme, which is delivered by activeNewham, is a result of a collaboration between Newham council, and Coca-Cola to provide free fun activities for residents of all ages, abilities and talents.

Newham is the only London borough taking part but local authorities up and down the county are also involved including Birmingham, Nottingham, Dundee, Glasgow, Swansea, Newcastle, Stoke, and Southampton.

Following on from the success of the ParkLives Easter activities, there will be an official launch of the 2018 ParkLives spring and summer programme on Saturday April 21 at Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, Stratford, E15 4PT from 12noon - 4pm.

People are encouraged to come and take part in a range of fun and free activities including yoga, salsa dancing, parkour (free running), badminton, karate, self-defence and golf. For the first time, there will also be free access to the brand new tennis courts in Stratford Park, where rackets and balls will be made available to any budding Andy Murray’s or Jo Konta’s.

All ParkLives activities are free and there is something to suit all ages and abilities.

The spring programme begins 23 April and runs through to 15 July. The summer programme will start on Monday 23 July and run through to Sunday 2 September 2018.

Mark Perkins, Commissioning Leader, Community Neighbourhoods, Leisure and Culture for Newham Council said:“The ParkLives programme has always been extremely popular in Newham, and this year residents will be able to enjoy an even greater variety of free, fun activities. At the launch event Newham’s residents have the opportunity to try out as many activities as they can all in one day.”

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