Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta | Adventure Playground Opens 30 Jul 2023

Nature Play Adventure Playground Opens at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta 

Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is one of Adelaide’s newest national parks, and is located 16km south of Adelaide in the suburb of O’Halloran Hill.

Thanks to invest­ment from the City of Mar­i­on, the nature play space at the park was expand­ed to fea­ture extra addi­tions includ­ing a fly­ing fox, rope tra­verse, step­ping logs and oth­er fun ele­ments for chil­dren of all ages to explore.

The new adventure playground is also one of the biggest in South Australia.  The park incorporates Kaurna sculptures, a large tree tower slide, caves, sound sculptures and a fossil dig zone.

The park features wheelchair accessible elements, trails and facilities that encourage children of all ages and abilities to enjoy nature.


Adventure Playground Glenthorne National Park SA


Minister for Climate, Environment and Water Susan Close MP and City of Marion Mayor Kris Hanna will officially open the new adventure playground at Glenthorne National Park/Ityamaiitpinna Yarta from 1.30pm on Sunday 30 July 2023.

Local coffee vans will be on-site with coffee, tea and snacks for purchase.

You may also like to check out the Majors Road Pump Track at O’Halloran Hill

Follow the City of Marion Facebook page for event updates.

Glenthorne National Park/Ityamaiitpinna Yarta – Concept Plans

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Glenthorne National Park/Ityamaiitpinna Yarta incor­po­rates the Glen­thorne farm prop­er­ty and adja­cent O’Halloran Hill Recre­ation Park and, in time, will con­nect with oth­er parks and parcels of land in Adelaide’s south to form the Glen­thorne Precinct.

The Glen­thorne Precinct includes Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park, Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park, areas of the Field Riv­er Val­ley and Hap­py Val­ley Reser­voir, which is now open for vis­i­tor recreation.

You can be part of the trans­for­ma­tion – either vis­it the park to see the changes in progress, or join the precinct’s ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teer pro­gram to play a part in shap­ing this spe­cial place over the com­ing months and years.

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The park’s plan recognises the property’s unique context between coast and hills, integrated within the southern suburbs and proximity to Adelaide city.

Here are some of the highlights from the master plan below:

1. Glenthorne ‘Hub’

A destination for education, learning and social connection through an events space and visitor centre featuring Kaurna culture and history.

2. Heritage Precincts

Establishment of a heritage precinct incorporating heritage-listed nineteenth century structures and interpretative nodes including the munitions site.

3. Nature Play and Picnic Areas

An important part of the property that will provide a space for rich environmental interpretation, culture, nature and well-being.

4. The Wetland

Enhancements will be made to provide a thriving habitat for native animals. Natural aesthetic will be improved with a picnic areas, pontoon and boardwalk.

5. Interpretive node and viewing platform

Places to rest and connect with nature will be created along the new trail network which will also provide visitors with expansive views across the property. Interpretive nodes will provide opportunities for visitors to engage with natural and cultural heritage and learn about environmental education themes like landscape regeneration and water quality improvements.

6. Camping and Creek Rehabilitation

Small bush camping site for organised short stay groups that can be closed to the general public. Incorporate flat areas for tents with shelter fire pit and toilets.


Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Glenthorne National Park website

What:  Glenthorne National Park – Nature Play Adventure Playground

When:    Official opening Sunday 30 July 2023 | from 1.30pm

Where:   Glenthorne National Park | Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Concept images Govt of SA Department for Environment and Water | top photo credit Erin Thompson MP City of Marion Facebook page


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