The Parkrun and Pop Up Library Are Back at the Pallara Parkland

Who’s excited for the return of the community activities at the Pallara Parkland at the corner of Gooderham and Brookbent Roads? This November, the parkrun and the pop-up library are back following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland. 

Set aside your Saturday mornings beginning 28 Nov 2020 for running at the Pallara Parkland at the corner of Gooderham and Brookbent Roads. The free weekly physical fitness activity will resume after nearly nine months of restriction.

The parkland will look different upon your return because social distancing will be enforced. Participants will need to present their personal barcode for contract tracing. 

If you have previously registered for the parkruns, you may update your profile to receive the barcode. If you’re a first-timer, you will need to register your full details in a separate form online

It will not be hard to comply with the new system when it’s for everyone’s safety and protection. Come earlier before the 7:00 a.m. run for the briefing and refresher from the parkrun volunteers.

Photo Credit: Parkrun

Along with this exciting news, the Pop Up Library has also returned to Brookbent Road every Thursday fortnightly with two sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is another free service if you have a Council library card. 

At the Pop Up Library, locals may:

  • read books, magazines and newspapers while relaxing in comfortable seating
  • browse library collections and borrow items to take home, including children’s picture books, adult fiction and FastBack titles
  • enjoy library programs, including children’s storytime sessions, craft, games, basic coding and robotics workshops.
Photo Credit: Cr Angela Owens/Facebook

Both community activities at the Pallara Parkland are COVID-safe but if you have a cough, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath, you are advised not to go to the parkland until you’re well.