About Us

Passionate locals creating a special, inclusive space

Romsey Ecotherapy Park: a special local initiative

Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc. is formed by a driven and passionate group of Romsey residents who have been tirelessly working to make this concept a reality for many years.

These Romsey-region citizens are on a mission to raise the required funding to improve the health and wellbeing for not only their own community but for those looking for respite from the rush of city life as well.

Planning for the park has involved a road trip to visit other parks that share this unique therapeutic and stimulatory concept.

The aim has been to provide a space for all people. Rural communities have historically catered outdoor spaces for sport but not for art, culture, the reflective and ailing. The Park also gives city dwelling visitors an opportunity to connect with nature.

Life in the country does not always mean we are connecting with nature. Like many cities, housing blocks in country towns are becoming smaller and nature bush settings are not as common.

With the rise of mental illness and shorter hospital stays, the importance of a sense of community and connecting with nature as a means for health and wellbeing is now recognised.

That is the motivation for this wonderful project.

Where is Romsey Ecotherapy Park?

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is located on the old Romsey Primary School site on Main Street, Romsey.

The historic township of Romsey is around one hour drive north-west of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway to the Macedon Ranges Shire.

Romsey is known for its character-filled streetscape, award-winning wineries and country hospitality.

From battered corrugated iron structures and gothic bluestone churches to the impressive red brick facade of the Mechanics Institute and turn of the century terraces; the main street of Romsey is lined with classic Australian architecture.

Help us complete
Romsey Ecotherapy Park

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park offers a regionally significant health and wellbeing space for all ages and abilities, with unique economic development and visitation significance to the eastern corridor of the Macedon Ranges.

Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc. continues fund raising efforts and to explore sponsorship expressions of interest to fund construction of further spaces of the Park.

Opportunities exist for naming sponsorship agreements, grants or philanthropic funding to complete this project.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a special space in the park please enquire at romseyecotherapypark@gmail.com.

Please direct lobbying enquiries to:

Mary Anne Thomas (State Member for Macedon)

Rob Mitchell (Federal Member McEwen).

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