Posted by PDG Murray Verso on Apr 26, 2023

Walk through beautiful Melbourne to End Polio Now. This is a RICON23 event to raise further awareness and funds to eradicate Polio and will be a pleasant way to spend an Autumn evening. 


Melbourne is renowned for its beautiful parks, gardens and walking trails. Join us on the afternoon of Friday 26 May to enjoy an easy walk from Federation Square, in the centre of the city, along beautiful St Kilda Road, past many city landmarks, to the Rotary Peace Park.  

The 2.5 km (1.5 mile) Walk will enable us to raise awareness of Rotary’s number one humanitarian priority – the global eradication of poliomyelitis. Don’t forget to bring your red End Polio Now shirt. Photo opportunities will abound. 

In the Peace Park you will find trees dedicated to more than 50 distinguished Rotarians, including many world presidents. The first tree in the park was planted by Paul Harris in 1935. Four Peace Bells will be unveiled in the park during the 2023 Rotary International Convention, and they will serve as the convention’s legacy to Melbourne. This initiative is supported by the City of Melbourne, Rotary International and the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

At the end of the walk, you will be able to explore the Peace Park, wander through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens or relax in one of the adjacent cafes and bars. 

The walk is open to non-Rotarians, as well as Rotarians, and to people not registered for the convention as well as well as those who are registered. It will be a great way to meet some of our overseas visitors. However, pre-registration for the walk is a requirement. 


Cost: $ AUD 20.00    

Date: Friday 26 May 2023 2.00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Location: Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000