Recreation and Keeping Busy

This section contains information in relation to Greater Shepparton's outdoor public spaces, including parks, playgrounds, recreation reserves, lakes, rivers, boat ramps and jetties, as well as Council facilities such as Aquamoves, KidsTown and the Shepparton Sports Stadium.

Keeping occupied

My teenager is bored! What is there for them to do during the restrictions?

  • Word and Mouth
    Word and Mouth (WAM) have heaps of different activities for young people to get involved in. This includes WAM live TV via Facebook – 6:30pm weeknights, streaming suggestions, playlist, reading suggests and so on. 
  • SAM (Shepparton Art Museum)
    Great creative with ideas such as online ceramics workshops and Clay for Clay Community Instagram project. Get them to like the SAM Facebook page to check what is coming up. 
  • Home Grown Superstars AU
    Weekly Instagram singing contest with a $500 weekly prize.
  • YouTube
    YouTube is an invaluable resource with millions of videos to learn anything and everything! Just type: “How to <insert hobby or skill>”. Take up art, graphic design, computers, coding, or app development, playing an instrument. hairstyling or makeup, stock trading or business, cooking, baking or pastry design, embroidery or weaving – so much to do!
  • DuoLingo
    A fun and free way to start learning a new language. Each lesson uses a variety of visual and engaging activities to learn vocabulary. It’s available on your desktop or on your favourite App store.
  • Audible
    Audible is offering free audiobooks to get you through self-isolation! There’s 100s of audiobooks in multiple languages. If you don’t want to read there are heaps of Podcasts to catch up on.
  • Exercise
    Whether it’s shooting hoops in the driveway, kicking a ball in the backyard, running on the treadmill, going for a walk or accessing online fitness classes – physical activity is a great way to get a break from screen time.
  • Facetime or Zoom with friends
    Have a Facetime or Zoom catch up – you can even have a theme!

Council Facility Information

Greater Shepparton parks, playgrounds and recreation reserves

All Council outdoor public spaces have now re-opened for use, including playgrounds, sporting fields, skate parks, off-leash dog parks, outdoor gym equipment, etc. BBQ’s still remain turned off.

Bookings are now open for community sporting facilities with use available as of 1 June 2020. 

Those making bookings must complete a COVID-19 Access Agreement for Council owned sport and recreational facilities. The agreement, available on Council’s website, outlines the responsibilities of users, which ensures compliance with the most recent Chief Health Officer (Victoria) directions and State and Federal Government requirements.

For full details, please read our media release about the re-opening of Council sporting facilities.

Lakes, rivers, boat ramps and jetties

All public boat ramps, piers and jetties on our lakes and rivers are open for recreational boating and fishing. Piers and jetties can continue to be used for walkers or people actively exercising. Requirements on physical distancing and maximum gathering numbers remain in place. Enjoy!

Aquamoves Lakeside Shepparton

Aquamoves' gym, group fitness classes, indoor 25m pool and hydrotherapy pool have re-opened. Access to the centre is provided via a session-based online booking and payment system. All memberships will remain frozen. 

Please note that in this first phase of re-opening we understand and appreciate that initial demand may exceed the number of sessions available and we ask for your patience and understanding in this. 

Please visit the Aquamoves website for the full details. 

KidsTown

KidsTown playground has reopened. The KidsTown Café has also now reopened, with social and physical distancing implemented as per State and Federal directions. The KidsTown Public Toilets are currently open to the public and are cleaned and disinfected regularly. The miniature train and community BBQs are still closed

Read more on the KidsTown website

Shepparton Sports Stadium

The facilities at the Shepparton Sports Stadium have reopened to the public. Only non-contact sports, training and programs can be scheduled and booked in. Showers and change rooms remain closed until COVID-19 guidelines are updated to allow public access. Call (03) 5832 9480 for further details.

Shepparton Sports Stadium website