Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk | Family Fun Day | 6 Apr 2024

Storybook Walk in Thalassa Park is getting a new resident.

This much-loved walk aims to celebrate and raise the profile of Australian writers and poets and their works, by bringing characters from some of the best-loved children’s books to life.

Every two years, three books are selected, and the community is asked to vote for their favourite, with council then putting out an expression of interest to artists, inviting them to create an artwork based on the winning storybook’s central character.

The next Storybook Walk Family Fun Day is on Saturday 6 April 2024 from 2pm – 4pm.  

The event will be introducing Frog Finds a Place, written by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, illustrated by Dub Leffler, and published by Omnibus Books, which follows the dream of an ambitious frog, who wants to fly to the moon and stars to make friends.

The book was chosen by students, families, and community members across 20 schools and centres across the City of Onkaparinga, after a council-run poll, which saw Frog Finds a Place secure more than half the 1000 votes. 

The sculpture immortalising the book will become the seventeenth permanent artwork to be installed at Storybook Walk, joining the likes of Grug, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Storm Boy and The Dirty Dinosaur.

Dub Leffler, descendant of the Bigambul and Mandandanji peoples, will be there to celebrate this special occasion. Mayor Moira Were AM will officially unveil the sculpture, accompanied by insights from illustrator Dub Leffler and sculptor Ngarrindjeri artist Thomas Readett.

Family Fun Day activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Sand and nature art
  • Dot painting
  • Native Australian food sampling
  • Book signings by Illustrator Dub Leffler
  • Coffee van, Lions BBQ, and Fairy Floss Galore
  • Storybook Walk trail and much more!

Free entry and activities, plus food and drinks will be available to purchase.


The Storybook Walk was created by the City of Onkaparinga in 2007 and funded in partnership with the Thalassa Parks and Gardens Trust.

You can view a list of all the current sculptures here


Travelling east on Windebanks Road, the entrance to Thalassa Park is on the left. There is parking near the playground/toilet facilities and the Storybook Walk slopes south along the path from this point.


Stay tuned for updates via the City of Onkaparinga Facebook page.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Onkaparinga website

What Storybook Walk

When Next Family Fun Day – Saturday 6 April 2024 from 2pm -4pm

Where Windebanks Rd, Aberfoyle Park

Who Everyone

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Image Source: City of Onkaparinga


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