Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta nature play space to open in the coming months
Works at what will be South Australia’s largest nature play space at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta are continuing apace with the playground expected to be open in the coming months.
The play space incorporates Kaurna sculptures, an escarpment zone with a large tree tower slide, caves, a flying fox, sound sculptures and a fossil dig zone.
The project prioritises inclusiveness and with elements being accessible for all ages and abilities including mobility impaired. It includes easy access to car parking, toilets, picnic facilities and walking trails.
Kaurna designs will also be incorporated and will be reflected in the space.
The play space is located within the Glenthorne Visitor Hub which is spread across 50,000 square metres of land.
South Australian company Neo Infrastructure is the managing contractor for the main works and is overseeing the rollout of the nature play space, along with Climbing Tree Creations and the Department for Environment and Water.
Another local company, Trail Solutions Australia, is constructing the class two trails outside of the main visitor hub area. Team Civil has also undertaken watercourse restoration works in the park to reinstate ‘Glenthorne Creek’.
The City of Marion has provided $2.2 million towards the project with the South Australian Government providing the land as well as funding for the main building works including the play space, roads, car parking, toilets, heritage upgrade works and trails.
Since Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta was proclaimed, more than 200,000 trees and plants have been planted by volunteers and rangers.
The nature play space is proposed to open in the coming months.
For more information visit www.glenthorne.sa.gov.au