Adelaide National Park City

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The Adelaide National Park City covers all of Greater Adelaide.

Benefits for everyone

South Australia is facing the challenges of urban infill, climate change and loss of natural habitat.

The Adelaide National Park City movement is about having all the conveniences of a metropolitan lifestyle, while also looking after nature for our health and wellbeing. Adelaide’s sustainability and prosperity depend on it.

The movement will bring:

  • More beautiful natural places for everyone to enjoy.
  • Diversity in employment opportunities.
  • Healthier plants and animals.
  • Support for people's physical, mental and social health.
  • Better air and water quality.
  • A global green title for Adelaide.

Why Adelaide?

Adelaide has been consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities, with amazing food and wine, clean coastlines, beautiful hills, iconic wildlife, as well as national and conservation parks, and local reserves. 

Our nature is special and unique, and we already have 30% green space, and diverse wildlife from 1,080 native plant species and 281 native species of birds, to 60 native fish species and 47 native mammal species, plus more than 58 species of reptiles. 

We also have a community with a love of nature. We know that 95% of Adelaide residents only need to travel around 400 metres to connect with an open, green area. 

Rewilding projects are being delivered to demonstrate Green Adelaide's on-ground commitment to people’s connection with nature. Visit the Green Adelaide website to find out about the reintroduction of platypus to the River Torrens, creating a more butterfly friendly city, and enhancing habitat and awareness about birds of prey.

Adelaide National Park City Stories

We're collecting stories to illustrate what life in a National Park City would might be like. Lots is already happening in Adelaide, so we have stories of existing projects as well as speculative ideas of what might be possible in the future.
If you have an existing project we should know about or an idea for a future one, please send it to us so we can feature it here.

Adelaide named the world’s second National Park City

Pedalling Adelaide onto the world’s green map

Adelaide National Park City is a movement to improve greater Adelaide’s liveability through a better connection between people and nature. It extends across the northern plains, eastern hills, southern vales and out into the marine environment.

Let’s all work together to create a cooler, greener and wilder Adelaide and beyond.

Let’s create a city that is rich with nature, and a place where people take action to be better connected with the environment and each other.

Marni ngadlu tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartanga inparrinthi
It is good that we all acknowledge we are living on Kaurna Country.

We are working together for better:
Thriving urban spaces for nature and people
Collective decision-making, learning and local action
Air, land, freshwater and marine habitats for plants and animals
Connections between people and nature, Kaurna Yarta (Country) and community
Health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion
Climate resilience
Shared stories and celebrations

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Sign this Charter to show your commitment to working together for Adelaide National Park City.

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Promote horticulture training and career options to youth
Lift the status of environmental education in our schools. Encourage greater indigenous plantings acoss Adelaide, in backyards and other small spaces such as schools, shopping and community centres and other meeting places (as well as larger parks and gardens). Raise awareness about the health benefits of connecting with our environment and work towards including salubrious objectives as essential criteria of all government infrastructure projects and other large building projects. Encourage greater uptake of vertical and roof top gardens in higher density living areas.
Maria Tatiana
More training and easy to follow steps for people to apply at their own homes (I've tried to raise a vertical garden but the information on googles is vast and sometimes is hard to identify good tips to apply in Adelaide's weather straight away without loosing hope in the process when you see your baby plants died).
Make our walking precinct more beautiful and greener. Plant fruit and ornamental trees. Expand the city horizontally with more parkland, rain-water reservoirs.
People all ages can enjoy a friendly green city and keep healthy with pure air

What if...

What if we restored nature wherever we can? What if everybody could lose themselves in nature without leaving the city? What if we shared more knowledge, ideas, tools and experiences to connect with nature? What if there was more space for reconciliation with Kaurna Miyurna (Kaurna People) and recognition that all living things are a part of Kaurna Yarta (Country)? What if more people grew their own food? What if there were more beautiful sights and sounds in the city? What if we thought more about those who will be living in the city seven generations from now? What if there was more celebration and spontaneity? What if we did more things to care for the people, places and nature we are interdependent with? What if we had more balance and harmony within ourselves, our city and our world? What if there was better communication and collaboration between all levels of government and community?

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