Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

The Brownhill Creek Recreation Park is a popular bushland recreation area and only 8km from Adelaide.

The park's narrow creek, flowing through a steep sided valley with majestic river red gums, (some more than 300 years old), was once a favourite camping, hunting and gathering ground for the Kaurna Aboriginal people.

The area was also known for its agriculture, market gardening and quarrying industries. Concrete pits were used to store horse manure for the market gardens while stone quarries provided sandstone and slate for buildings. Remnants of these pits and a colonial keystone arch bridge can be found in the park.

Today, this 51 hectare park offers an escape from the city and includes a horse trail and fenced horse exercise area.

You can ride your bike on roads open to the public or use the specific cycling trails and tracks on offer in the Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. Learn more about cycling in SA's parks, including other parks offering cycle tracks, trail classification and read the trail user code of practice for important points to remember when planning your bike ride.

You can also walk your dog in this park providing it remains under your control on a lead.


Brownhill Creek Recreation Park is located 8km from Adelaide. Access is via Brownhill Creek Road by vehicle or on foot from Northbrook Avenue.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Gas fires are permitted in designated areas only other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8278 5477

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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