Walking in Marrickville
A range of recreational walks (also known as Walk Wise routes) has been developed in the Marrickville area.
These routes incorporate some of council's parks, local historical features and landscape. Take a leisurely stroll alongside the Cooks River, through Enmore or Camperdown Park, or admire the heritage streetscapes of Enmore and Stanmore. Walk Wise routes are shown on the 'Staying Active in Marrickville' map.
Physical activity it's never too late
Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, like walking, on most days of the week can help you maintain good health. It's never too late to start being active and some activity is better than none at all.
You can make up this 30 minutes by leaving the car at home for short trips. Incorporate regular exercise into daily tasks such as shopping, attending local events, playing, visiting friends and family and commuting. Try walking your children to school or getting off the bus a few stops earlier.
Benefits of physical activity
People who enjoy regular physical activity tend to:
Explore our Urban Centres on foot
Walking is a great way to experience the vibrant shopping strips in the local area from the boutiques and cafes of King Street in Newtown to the fresh produce stalls of Marrickville Road.
Embrace the local environment
Marrickville is home to a range of parks and reserves - great places to take a stroll and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Marrickville Council's Accessible Pathways Program involves the installation of kerb ramps along our priority pedestrian pathways to ensure everyone, including people with a range of mobility needs is able to move about our area safely and independently.
In high volume pedestrian zones such as shopping strips, tactile indicators have been installed to assist people who are blind or have limited sight to negotiate crossings more easily.
The program has complemented the PAMP (Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan) works program which, in addition to access, also looks at the links between safety, traffic and public transport.
Regular exercise can be an enjoyable and social activity. If you are interested in joining a walking group or starting a group in your area contact: