WEST END: A PLACE OF COMMUNITY
Joining local clubs is a great way to meet people from all walks of life who share the same interests as you, all while taking part in activities and events that bring you joy.
There are interesting social clubs for everyone in West End, from arts groups to sporting clubs and more. Here, we take a look at a few popular community organisations that you could become a part of…
South Brisbane Sailing Club
The South Brisbane Sailing Club is a family-oriented club located on the Brisbane River near Orleigh Park, close to Pradella’s Riverside West End precinct. An infamous local club, they host social sailing and championship races on Saturday afternoons from September through until April each year. If you’re new to sailing, you can even hire one of the club boats at affordable rates. South Brisbane Sailing Club races a fleet of different boats and they also run regular learn to sail courses for those looking to perfect their skills on the water!
RAW Art Club for Kids
RAW Art is a creative arts program for children which has been in operation since 1994. The RAW Art program is celebrated for being hands-on, educational and fun, and workshops include drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpture and weaving. With a creative workshop studio based in West End, RAW Art Club hosts popular Toddler Art, Kids After School Art Clubs and an extensive school holiday art program. They even offer Art Parties for the little who are celebrating something special!
West End Croquet Club
The West End Croquet Club is located on Cordelia Street and hosts a range of funded, non-funded and individual events at Musgrave Park. Extensively renovated and featuring stunning rolling lawns, West End Croquet Club is a picturesque location which acts as a welcoming gathering place where people can meet their neighbours, access support and work together to create positive change in their community.
Taking off just 3km from Riverside West End at South Bank, Parkrun is a free and friendly event held every Saturday at 7am where you can walk, jog or run the 5km course, or volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! Organised entirely by volunteers, Parkrun has taken Australia by storm and is a great way to connect with your neighbours while staying fit and healthy. Registrations are required to a partake – sign up here.
West End is an increasingly residential suburb rich with history and culture. With Riverside West End at the heart of the suburb, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the experience.
When life and work get busy, The Lanes will offer you a private haven filled with pleasures for a slow life. You can read more about life at The Lanes here.