If you live in Brisbane, and want to get outdoors for a fantastic community event, then block out the diary for Sunday 26 July because it’s Picnic in the Park time!
Picnic in the Park is unique as far as most community events go. It is the annual event run by CPL (formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy League) who stand for Choice, Passion and Life and is about showing Queensland that people of all different types of abilities should be included in all facets of public life, and that every community event should be accessible to everyone. In 2014, over 6,000 attended Picnic in the Park.
Picnic in the Park is on between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 26th July 2015 in Roma Street Parkland’s picturesque Celebration Lawn, with a fun-filled program for people of all ages and, most importantly, people of all abilities.
For over 65 years, CPL have been providing vital support and services to more than 8,000 children and adults with disabilities in Queensland and Northern NSW in homes, schools, communities and workplaces.
Picnic in the Park is a free event with a family-friendly program, including Triple J’s Agnes Walker who will headline an exciting program of live shows on the main stage.
For the kids, children’s cartoon favourite, Peppa the Pig, will perform two free live shows, with appearances by the Fabulous Lemon Drops, the Queensland Wildlife Park Reptile Show and a performance showcasing kids of all abilities.
There will be a jam-packed kids’ precinct sure to delight youngsters, with adorable barnyard baby animals, jumping castle, sand wizard, face painting, an accessible liberty swing and roving performers. There will also be an arts and craft market with a range of artwork, jewellery and a gourmet treats.
Festivities are aimed at promoting and celebrating the achievements of Queenslanders with disabilities and raising valuable funds so CPL can continue providing vital support to thousands of Queensland adults and children.
CPL CEO Angela Tillmanns said she hoped the diverse program would bring joy to families, while building understanding in the community that all Queenslanders should have the same opportunity to live a fulfilling life, regardless of their ability.
Ms Tillmanns said Picnic in the Park was one of the few events in Queensland that was truly accessible and inclusive to all community members no matter their age, gender, race, religious or cultural background or level of physical or intellectual ability.
“I hope this year’s Picnic in the Park will open people’s hearts and minds to others in their local community who have unique abilities and qualities of their own.
For more information visit www.picnicinthepark.org.au