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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signatures

Blythe
,
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Build a global consensus of support for cities that are livable primarily because our shared, common, outdoor spaces - all of them, inclusive of streets - are uncompromisingly of the quality of national parks.
kylie
,
Allenby Gardens
Use the verge for food plants to share within the community and planting for wildlife
Anne
,
LEABROOK
Adelaide has fantastic opportunities to be a sustainable city, with increased trees and shrubs for more habitat and more shade to reduce temperature, pervious paving to allow water to reach tree roots and shallow aquifers, renewable energy options for households and transport. Expand the linear park to include the five creeks of the Torrens, increase cycle access, encourage shared transport, highlight the benefits of our unique location between the hills and the sea!
Dave
,
Kent Town
Emphasise the role for 'great' streets to be greened... and as anti global warming activists eg Rundle St Kent Town...for STREETS to be GREEN LINKS to National Parks...and encourage local councils and the community to participate as advocates for more green links.
Joanne
,
Plympton
City planning to help combat the extensive loss of habitats due to the disappearence of the suburban backyard to high density housing, small lots being completely taken up by large construction and councils penalising homeowners with high council rates for having large backyards. All build planning to also include an enviromental impact mitagation plan through including growing spaces for housing and flats as well as thought into creating accessible links for wildlife between larger wildlife corridors.

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?

All signatures

Merry
,
Prospect
Because it is great for the environment and all that live or visit here
Clare
,
Teringie
I love Adelaide, I have grown up here, I choose to live here and raise my family here, but I fear for our future if we do not embrace nature and learn to live in harmony with our environment as the world warms. We have a beautiful park city that deserves to be recognised, nurtured and protected.
Jess
,
Crafers West
1) Firstly we have so many national parks so close to the city. Why not increase it? 2) We are surrounded by parklands, let’s make it even better. 3) We are also having a bit of a development crisis with developers being able to knockdown one place snd 20 trees and then build 3 townhouses with no garden or trees. Our Government needs to stop this ASAP!! 4) Again development - in the hills!! Subdividing. Knocking down trees ‘because a branch might fall on my car’… SA is an amazing state, a beautiful state. Let’s make it even better/greener!!
Davide
,
Perth WA
Adelaide should be 2nd of many cities to become national Park cities to help our environment.
Murray
,
Happy Valley
Adelaide has so much to offer from a nature perspective, from doing a hike to Mount Lofty Summit, riding along the Torrens from the CBD to Henley Beach or watching the sunset from Brighton Jetty. Surrounded by nature from the hills to the coast and a ring around the city. Where else in the world can you get all of this within 30 minutes from home. We need to preserve and further enhance what makes Adelaide so unique and special for generations to come.
Zoran
,
West Lakes
We need more plants and trees due to photosynthesis. Plants and trees breathe in the C02 and breathe out O2 which we need for a more green and sustainable future.
Kate
,
Blair Athol
A green city is our first line of defense against climate change - and Adelaide can set an amazing example for the rest of the world.
Kathy
,
Ovingham
Important for future sustainability.
Meredith
,
Torrensville

For the health and well being of Adelaide's earliest residents - the fauna and flora - and to provide people with benefits and opportunities that natural environments bring - beauty, wonder, coolth and fresh air.

Tom
,
St Peters
Green space will be critical for a more livable city, better public health and wellbeing into the future.
Stuart
,
Adelaide
Nature should be a central part of our lives and we need to do the most that we can to connect to the natural world and protect it for our future generations.
Nina
,
Willunga
To build a greater connection with nature and increase our resilience to climate change.
Laura
,
Warradale
To be a global leader in sustainability and truly become the world's most liveable city.
Aria
,
Alberton
Love this initiative. Let's do it!
Leanne
,
Adelaide
I think it is a wonderful plan for Adelaide to be actively promoted as a place where nature is part of everyone's lives. I look forward to greater Adelaide being a greener, healthier and wilder city, and a place where people take action to be better connected with the environment.
Janelle
,
Oakbank
It's sensible planning for future generations, preserving habitats and improving the well being of it's people.
Denise
,
Glenelg East
Because I have lived all over the world and have never seen anything like Adelaide, where I am now settled and married.
Elizabeth
,
Brighton

The Adelaide metropolitan area has many conservation areas and natural bush corridors and nature trails, providing shelter and sustenance for a wide variety of creatures and plants. Wittunga Botanic Garden offers a comprehensive example of local native flora. All worth protecting.

Ruth
,
Belair

I live in Belair where we have lots of trees. As I drive down the hill I used to see the suburbs below as a carpet of tree tops but this is declining as people remove trees from their own backyards.   Let’s keep the trees and plant more. I support this vision for our park city - let’s do it!

Ian
,
Adelaide

Making any city greener just makes sense and might help save the planet for future generations.

Michael
,
Hope Valley
We have beautiful parks surrounding a very livable city that should be promoted and reconigised
Josie
,
Birkenhead
Its a great idea, every city should do it but SA is perfectly placed to become one.
Julie-Anne
,
Hove

Connect with nature & traditional owners; support climate resilience.

Frances
,
Glengowrie

Have lived in Adelaide all my life, love all the National parks around the city.

Heath
,
Blackwood
Improve our quality of life
Tsun
,
Skye

With temperatures in Adelaide expected to climb up to 50 degrees in the summer, laws to protect Adelaide's existing carbon sink (specifically the Adelaide Hills ecosystem) is necessary. Draconian laws giving mining companies license to fell our great gums (our lungs), carve up our hills (our rain maker) and use our precious water for free (our evaporative cooler) do not match this goal of becoming a National Park City.
#backoff #residentsagainstwhiterockquarry #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia

Julia
,
Klemzig
More trees on verges Developers required to replace greenery bulldozed
Nerida
,
Aldgate
National Parks are for people to enjoy and share nature.Having a space to walk and play balances our lives.
David
,
mount barker
I prefer plants and bicycles to tar and cars. I prefer open fresh air to ozone heavy pollution.
Bernadette
,
Henley Beach South
Adelaide is already a beautiful city, but we can do so much better, particularly in relation to creating a healthier, greener city. I am all for Adelaide becoming a National Park City.
Polly
,
Mount Osmond
To protect and preserve our natural plant and wild life.
Gerti
,
Adelaide
In the wake of increasing urbanisation and the challenges of a changing climate, this initiative could help draw attention to the urgent need to protect and enhance existing greenspace and to reimagine greener, more resilient urban futures.
Peta
,
Onkaparinga Hills
Mental health benefits of green space, natural cooling,carbon capture, water holding capacity of soil, boosting bird numbers in built environments.
Chris
,
Lower Mitcham
The environment is our future. We need it to be protected for future generations to enjoy. Us humans are only visitors on planet Earth and we have almost damaged it beyond repair. The smaller our Adelaide footprint is the better.
Lyndall
,
Glenelg
Adelaide should become a National Park City, as we’ve got lots of beautiful parklands that are slowly being destroyed and need protection.
Jasmin
,
Woodville
Adelaide is already working towards such excellent rejuvenation of its green spaces - let's keep it going!
Rebecca
,
Happy Valley
It is so needed worldwide to take care of our land.
Benita
,
Taperoo
Humans need to be connected to nature to thrive. It is good for our wellbeing, mental and physical. And being closer to nature means you will work to protect it, which is what the world needs us to do.
Dan
,
Eden Hills
Birds/bugs/animals/plants are the spice of life and keep things fresh - if we are a dedicated National Park city that would surely help maintain and improve the natural environments within and around this amazing city :)
Nick
,
Hallett Cove
We need to bring trees and greenery back into our city to help cool it down, restore habitat for birds & bees and make Adelaide an even more livable city that allows its citizens to prosper. Part of this should be ripping down stobie poles for power lines so that street trees can grow unfettered, cooling the streets below.
Deanna
,
Mansfield Park
We already are a Park City and this needs to be preserved and expanded. For the benefits of all people - local, interstate and international visitors.
Clare
,
Dulwich

It has become obvious in the last decade that bees and butterflies are under threat. This will help educate the public on the essential role they play in sustaining life in the planet.

Sharon
,
Campbelltown

Because we have stunning natural resources that should be protected for future generations.

Michael
,
Hahndorf
A greener city is a healthier city and with it comes all the economic benefits.
Dena
,
Myrtle Bank
Because a city alive with nature is a community abundant in positive wellbeing.
Doris
,
Blackwood

To add to the culture and environment of our beautiful city, and to return parklands to more natural indigenous environment.

Barry
,
Adelaide
Improved quality of life, increased biodiversity, reduced carbon emissions, positive economics.
Dawn
,
Flagstaff Hill

We should have more environmental responsibility over our parks.

Debra
,
Pennington
It would create a much desired connectedness to how this country and environment originally was and help sustain it.
Bianca
,
Manningham

To make Adelaide a more popular city & to help the environment & people’s mental health.

Sharon
,
Rostrevor

To show the world we are proud of our beautiful city and our great green and blue (waterways) spaces!

Simon
,
Malvern

We need to set the example to others being in the driest state on the driest continent in the world.

Garry
,
Adelaide Hills
We all need more Oxygen in our lives
Richard
,
Grange
This would help move consciousness towards engaging with the Earth as though it was all a National Park.
Heather
,
Hackham
Need more parks as most blocks in new subdivisions too small forbtrees
Paula
,
Copley

To ensure future generations have a better standard of living and do our bit for climate change.

Pam
,
Stepney

We have the world unique Park Lands so we are half way there and when we do get there we will be, therefore, twice as good as we are today. It really is a no brainer, right?

Jason
,
Warradale
With Adelaide becoming a National Park City - not only will the landscape and infrastructure change but more importantly our perception of what nature is. The more feel in, and part of, nature the more we will love and understand everything about it. From Rainbow Lorikeets in a street tree to Water Rats/Rakali in the Torrens. We are essentially part of a broader ecosystem and our urban habitat is somewhat degraded - there is a need to restore ourselves as well as the landscape. A National Park City provides an ideal restorative approach for nature, our minds, hearts and spirit.
Thuy
,
Glandore

Respect and protect nature and wildlife.

Michael
,
Aldinga
The more green spaces, the more liveable the city for humans and animals!
Summer
,
Kensigton Gardens

Because it would hopefully help support and inspire the rest of the word that this change to a natural way of living is important and can be done.

Susan
,
Highgate

Colonel William Light planned Adelaide to be a city surrounded by parkland, and it is one of the wonderful things about living here. We should preserve & protect our existing parks, and plan for more as the city expands. It helps keep the city cooler, and improves the quality of life of Adelaide residents.

Taydam
,
Leabrook
Because we have the largest city parklands in the world.
Laurel
,
Slacks Creek
Because it is a beautiful city offering exceptional parklands
Gustavo
,
Adelaide

Adelaide is a vibrant and environmentally friendly city.

Kristian
,
Crafers
The social, economic and environmental benefits of this will be significant. A structured approach will help to realise these across the community and keep SA a world leading liveable city.
Vicki
,
North Adelaide
We are already surrounded by beautiful parklands and need to ensure no more of these green psrklands are eroded.
Kay
,
Toowoomba
So it is does not look like ever other Capital City and people are drawn to it for its uniqueness
Carrie
,
BROADVIEW
The Earth needs us to become more nature friendly. We need to relinquish some control back to the Earth. This is a great step towards living in harmony with the Earth.
thuy
,
woodville gardens
green is the future we all need to “cool” down the planet. we all have a responsibility and need to do more make our environment as planet friendly as possible
Barry
,
Felixstow
We should keep Adelaide a green city for future generations
Lisa
,
Toorak Gardens
We are nothing without our natural habitat
Gemma
,
Glenelg South

To protect us from the heat waves.

Anna
,
Oakden
Keep these beautiful reserves for future generations and make Adelaide a world leading city with our sustainability and natural resources.
Angela
,
Allenby Gardens
Not only local benefits to environment & well being but it would be a great draw card for tourism.
David
,
Parkholme
Being a National Park City would emphasis the importance of creating green spaces and ensuring the planting of native trees throughout the CBD and surrounding suburbs continues, to be both aesthetically pleasing and being good for the environment.
Shelley
,
Aldinga
Necessary for the future with climate change and a great opportunity to increase biodiversity in and around the city.
Brian
,
Sheidow Park
It’s has the open space that encourages good living and well being, one of the best cities I’ve experienced across the globe
William
,
Adelaide
To protect our standard of living.
Lucinda
,
5152
Nature and sustainability are important!
Lucy
,
Hilton
Green spaces have a direct link with health and wellbeing. This is an investment in Adelaide’s future.
Ben
,
Kensington Gardens
Becoming a National Park city will allow Adelaide to increase tourism, biodiversity and boost the economy.
Kath
,
Peramangk Country, Crafers
Trees are our carbon pumps; it’s vital we protect them and replant more. Since colonisation, Australia has lost 40% of its forests :(
Krishna
,
Salisbury east

Connecting to nature and most importantly having animals that add beauty to our surroundings and bring compassion and empathy within us to make our planet a better home.

Tina
,
Adelaide
Because I want you preserve our beautiful parks and improve the amount of habitat for wildlife
Anita
,
ADELAIDE
To allow native wildlife and flora to rehabilitate, to surround our amazing city with nature, to show respect for the land
Annabel
,
Underdale
More trees and beautiful green spaces - why do we need to think about this?! Love it - this needs to happen!
Jennie
,
Parkside
To preserve life, ours as well as all the organisms we share our surroundings with.
Emily
,
Taperoo
The challenges of lockdowns during the pandemic have heightened our awareness of the need for fresh air, outside space, and how imbalances somewhere in even distant natural systems can have devastating flow on impacts. Going forward we face the bigger challenge of climate change and global warming. We are desperately overdue for a change to mainstream ways of industrialised livng, and recognising and respecting nature by becoming a National Park City would be an inspiring step for Adelaide to take.
Bea
,
Ovingham
Parklands and green areas are really the highlight of this city. Lets keep it this way and try to improve it as much as possible!
Janet
,
Tea Tree Gully
The City itself is already surrounded by parks, let's improve them and keep them, no privatisation. New housing development doesn't take greening in to consideration at all. They are turning into ugly concrete/brick jungles. I'm lucky I live in a very tree dominated area. Every time I come home to my suburb I feel a relaxed, thank full for Mother Nature. I would like that for others.
Pam and Chris
,
Trott Park
Someone has to start the ball rolling, why not ADELAIDE, again.
Simon
,
Netherby
Plant more trees around existing recreational areas around the city, and build more green spaces within the CBD and other densely populated areas.
Stephanie
,
Henley Beach
To keep our city beautiful, sustainable and liveable.
Daina
,
Black Forest
I walk my dog in a lot of our already existing green spaces and continue to be surprised and pleased with the pockets of ' bushland' in our parklands. It makes us feel calm in this hectic world. The air feels clean in these spaces even though cars are only metres away.
Vivienne
,
Cherryville
Unfortunately, the continual expansion of suburban housing is eating away at the natural environment so the more we can do to protect the environment the better.
Catherine
,
Peterhead
Adelaide's rivers, coasts, park and hills landscapes deserve our care and support.
Robert
,
Glenelg East
We need to have as many parks as possible to hold off the extremes of temperature, both hot and cold that we experience.
Nicole
,
Norwood
Nature is good for us!
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