Adelaide National Park City

About the movement

Adelaide National Park City

What is a National Park City?

A National Park City doesn’t mean a place that has a conservation framework like our usual national parks in Australia. The concept originated in the UK, with London being coined the first National Park City in 2019. 

National Park City is a movement to create cities worldwide where people and nature are better connected.

The movement is managed by the National Park City Foundation, a registered charity established to bring the idea of National Park Cities to life internationally. 

In 2021, the National Park City Foundation created a National Park City Journey Book to guide applications for new cities to become National Park Cities.

How's the movement tracking?

Following a campaign push for Adelaide to be a National Park City from 5 June 2021, Green Adelaide submitted Adelaide’s application on 1 November 2021 to the National Park City Foundation.

Following an assessment process, the National Park City Foundation invited Adelaide to be a National Park City on 10 December 2021 at the World Urban Parks Congress 2021.

What's next for the movement?

The next steps for the Adelaide National Park City movement are:

  • Continue building community support and action. Join the movement today.
  • Formation of the first Adelaide National Park City independent leadership group. You can register your interest by contacting Green Adelaide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that isn't answered here?
Is this just for the Adelaide CBD?

Adelaide National Park City covers all of greater Adelaide. This includes northern suburbs like Salisbury and then Aldinga to the south, and Burnside to the east, as well as Grange to the west, plus the city centre.

What can I do to help?

You can join the movement by:

I've got ideas! Where should I send them?

We'd love to hear your ideas and your stories of related work already underway. Please send us an email.

What is the Adelaide National Park City Charter?

The Adelaide National Park City Charter is an agreement on a shared vision for the future of a city. By signing the Charter, you are demonstrating your support for the Adelaide National Park City movement.

Why Adelaide?
Adelaide has been consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

We have amazing food and wine, great heritage buildings, accessible coastlines, pockets of wilderness, beautiful hills and parks.