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Come see what’s possible at Glenthorne

Three open days will be held in early April to give the public a first-time peek at the Glenthorne property to help shape the future Glenthorne National Park.

The proposed Glenthorne National Park is being shaped by the community to deliver Adelaide’s second metropolitan national park.

The open days will held on 5, 6 and 7 April to give the community access to check out the site, hear more about the initiative, and go on ranger guided tours as well as share ideas for the park.

The park is being shaped by the community to deliver a thriving environmental and recreational precinct in the southern suburbs, as well as Adelaide’s second metropolitan national park.

The local community have been involved in the planning for many years with picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, native vegetation, heritage buildings and a trail, a nature play space and a wildlife rescue and recovery facility key proposed features of the future park.

The proposed Glenthorne National Park will be around 1500-hectares making it the next biggest metropolitan park in Adelaide. It will include the Glenthorne property as well as O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Hallett Cove and Marino conservation parks, Happy Valley Reservoir and the Field River Valley.

For open day information, including to register for a guided tour visit www.glenthorne.sa.gov.au

Glenthorne property is set to become the cornerstone of the new Glenthorne National Park. It is currently a privately-owned space situated on Majors Road O’Halloran Hill, approximately 17 kilometres south of Adelaide. The South Australia Government has committed $10 million over four years to make Glenthorne National Park a reality.