Glenthorne National Park will bring together a number of discrete but geographically linked parcels of land in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve and revitalise a significant portion of existing open space and turn it into a thriving environmental and recreational precinct.
The new park will include Glenthorne Farm, a historic property not currently accessible to the public, as well as the existing O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Marino Conservation Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Happy Valley Reservoir and the Field River Valley, bringing the total area to more than 1,500 hectares.
Community engagement will be central to the creation of the new park, with surrounding communities being given unprecedented opportunity to shape and manage this significant environmental and community asset. Based on previous community input, it is envisioned that the park will include picnic areas, campgrounds, walking and cycling trails, and 200 hectares of native revegetation creating an urban forest that will be enjoyed for generations to come.