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

Sign the Charter

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

Thank you for signing! 

Your support is critical to help us make this happen. Please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to sign as well.

* Please note that all signatures are moderated, so it may take a day or so for your signature to show up.

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Please try again.

Recent

signatures

Georgia
,
Glengowrie
Rewilding, reconnecting with Nature is necessary for wellbeing and sustainable living.
Pauline
,
Craigburn farm
For the well-being of its citizens, improving biodiversity of flora and fauna to help retain ecosystems, to improve aesthetics, to help protect against the rising temperatures, reduce pollution of atmosphere and waterways and to encourage more people to be active and interactive .
Susan
,
Joslin
Adelaide Parklands are a unique treasure and the contribution they make to climate change and ensuring a friendly environment for all is key to a civil and supportive society. Susan
Ruth
,
North Adelaide

When you have treasure you do not squander it mimicking the destruction of other cities. Colonel Light had a vision that we all can use and enjoy. Keep it.

The Parkland also cools our city as cement and concrete increases urban heating during the coming climate shifts.

It offers refuge to our precious indigenous fauna and flora. Go and meet them on a walk!

Quentin
,
Crafers
To showcase our city as a world class example of how living, fostering and respecting nature can be done successfully.

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

Susan
,
Joslin

Adelaide's parklands are a treasure and testament to the First Nations people and the initial planners which had the foresight to encircle the city with a green belt. Having travelled extensively locally, nationally and internationally this layout is a truly unique environmental asset that needs to be sustained, preserved and nurtured for many future generations.

Jack
,
Netherby
Adelaide is already a beautiful city that has been well integrated into nature. But this doesn’t mean we can’t improve and becoming a National Park City will encourage us to strike even higher!
Neil
,
Mawson Lakes
We already have one of the most liveable cities in the world. We have an opportunity with this initiative to connect people more with nature, helping the environment and climate in our region and be the envy of all Australian Capital cities
Alison
,
Pewsey Vale
It will help lead to greater commitment and collaboration across all relevant councils with hopefully a view on maximising the natural assets we have. Better health and well being outcomes plus a way to encourage people to connect with their own backyards in new way.
Margaret
,
Kent Town
It will help protect our city parklands for generations to come. Not just those living nearby but to visitors from Sa, inters and overseas. Our parklands have historical and environmental sign but also bring so much more to those that use them as a way to connect with nature and enjoy a green space to contrast with city work and living.
Alice
,
Port Noarlunga
Greenery improves everything, from the environment to mental health. It’s a no-brainer
Dennis
,
Hallett Cove
Adelaide has the setup, need and drive to continually merge itself and become one with nature.
Lynda
,
Ascot Park

Adelaide is a beautiful, healthy city and much of it's history is evidenced by it's long established trees, parks and reserves. As the city expands and property sizes shrink I am concerned about the impact this has on the overall health of the city, animal life, families and our ability to engage with nature.

James
,
Christie Downs

For the health of our local  ecosystems, the future of our planet and the mental wellbeing of all people.

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.
Julie
,
5117
All the reasons mentioned above. Its so important to preserve the environment.
Jane
,
Glengowrie
I support this wonderful, positive and important initiative. Hopefully this will help protect Adelaide's trees and also thousands more trees will be planted. Conservation Council SA recently highlighted what is happening to Adelaide's trees and I'm alarmed that Adelaide is losing 75K of trees a year! A lot of our big trees are being removed by DIT for road widening and incremental loss of trees due to developers being greedy with urban infill. We have the lowest tree canopy cover of any Australian capital city and we have to do everything we can to change this and what a great way to become a National Park City!
Scott
,
Darlington
I personally love walking through the beauty that is our city parklands and gardens. Let’s show it off to the world!
Charlotte
,
Marryatville
Ensure the protection of parklands. Offer an environment that supports positive mental health for city inhabitants and visitors.Enhance the focus of Adelaideans toward sustainability by providing an environment that supports encourages and educates all.
Chelsea
,
Fullarton
Wanting to move out of the city and suburbs to the hills as we love the outdoors. We would love to see the CBD of Adelaide become a national park city
Janelle
,
Oakbank
It's sensible planning for future generations, preserving habitats and improving the well being of it's people.
Samantha
,
Stonyfell
Fantastic for Adelaide, the benefits are so broad and this is so important for our future generations.
Sue
,
Seacliff

Importance of nature. We, at Seacliff, are also trying to work towards returning to a Dark Sky, with no light glare or light pollution. This will assist nocturnal creatures to have a more natural environment.

Vicki
,
St Clair
It's time the whole community got back to nature, both for our ecosystem services and our own values.
Stephen
,
Pennington
The continuing trend towards urbanisation and degradation of the countryside is undermining the ability of people to commune with nature. And communing with nature is essential for our mental health and developing the commitment to protect our environment and transition to a sustainable presence on the planet. Urban planning must include habitat for our native creatures and the potential for us to interact with and understand them.
Lynette
,
Adelaide
I want a city that combines a natural landscape which encourages our diverse birds and animals to be part of our environment. Green and cool with nature. Not stark hot cement.
Adrian
,
Marion
Because we need to do everything we can to mitigate climate change, because we need clean, fresh air to live a good life, and because being close to Nature brings us peace of mind.
Rebecca
,
Mount Barker
Our planet needs such places and our people do too!
Sue
,
Craigmore
Raise awareness of the need to work with our environment, not exploit it
Raija
,
Hawthorndene
All efforts to protect and increase our green space is essential to create the best possible future. Becoming a National Park City is an exciting development for Adelaide, and will further enhance the reputation of our city.
Carolyn
,
Beaumont

A great idea- innovative & builds on Adelaide’s unique parklands legacy. Connection of people in city to nature is absolutely vital in times of climate change, & denuding of environments of native animals & plants. As a National Park City, Adelaide’s economy & tourism will surely become stronger. This idea needs to carefully & cleverly developed. Strong support!

Mochen
,
O’Sullivan Beach
I love nature.
Necia
,
Stonyfell
This is an important way to support and enhance the natural environment of our city - which is essential at this critical time of climate change.
Vipul
,
Adelaide
This initiative is very important in current times. We must act responsibly for the future of our planet & our children.
Michael
,
Aldinga
The more green spaces, the more liveable the city for humans and animals!
Geoff
,
Old Reynella
.
Damian
,
Hallett Cove
I really believe that Adelaideans on the whole are great advocates for nature and the environment. You just have to stand on Mount Lofty and look over the city to see the amazing green carpet below. Being from Manchester UK this is the polar opposite and we love it.
William
,
Adelaide
To protect our standard of living.
Sheryn
,
Adelaide
To provide a healthy and happy place for people, plants and animals to live together, and to promote understanding that the natural world underpins all human endeavours, aspirations and achievements.
Lucy
,
Greenhill
Adelaide should be a national park city as it will increase the green capital of the State, will make it attractive for residents and visitors. Our state should be a leader in Green living and sustainability.
Neil
,
St Morris
It just makes sense.
Brid
,
Niagara Park NSW
Adelaide currently has the 40 city parks in which I have walked through all, in addition to those suburban parks, like Hazelwood Park. The beauty and heartfelt peace that comes while enjoying this rich heritage is not present in other Australian states. The signage is most educational and informative.
Melli
,
Semaphore
The Greener the better
Desi
,
Wayville
We have a lot of green spaces and I think the state should continue to make Adelaide as green as possible
Sue
,
Mile End

This is a prime opportunity for people to show their love of our environment. This may well open up more avenues for locals to initiate projects that not only benefit our environment but provide much needed natural spaces of sanctuary for quiet reflection and relaxation. An antidote to the stresses we are all experiencing at this time in particular.

Mark
,
Cumberland Park
It will help educate the inhabitants to improve their ecological literacy and attitude to create a healthier and more sustainable environment to live in .
Carol
,
Blackwood
From the earliest days Adelaide (Belair N.P. gazetted in 1891) embraced the idea of creating National Parks for enjoyment of the South Australian public.
Denise
,
Torrens Park

The parkland are precious. They provide a calmness to the busy life we lead. Habitat for birds and animals and we need the colour green in our lives.

Alisha
,
Kidman Park
We have many important remnant pieces of bushland amongst our suburbs which need to be protected for future generations as well as to combat climate change.
Jennifer
,
St peters
To make sure we preserve existing parks
Genevieve
,
Bellevue heights

Cool our cities to help tackle climate change. Enhance the cities natural beauty to improve wellbeing.

Margaret
,
Maylands 5069
Everywhere in the human created landscapes of the world needs to be reconnected to nature - to have less trees cut down and more revegetation with appropriate plants (usually locally native flora) to save animals and ecosystems (therefore also ourselves). I live in Adelaide so I'm signing here.
michael
,
NORWOOD
As more and more land is taken up to provide housing often on smaller blocks there is less land for gardens and green space. There is a loss of habitats. More hard surface with greater rainfall runoff and heat island impacts. National Parks provide essential natural services including biodiversity and help to offset the loss of green benefits arising from urban development.
Melanie
,
Glen Osmond
Adelaide should become a National Park City to show how much we value our natural spaces and the creatures that live in them and to make sure we restore and protect our precious environment for future generations.
Sathiapama
,
Walkerville
More vegetation more cleaner air which makes very favorable to live in Adelaide
Magenta
,
Taperoo
Because we need to preserve our environment and make sure Adelaide’s flora and fauna are protected.
David
,
Windsor Gardens

Because I believe it will be the best for everyone living in and around Adelaide.

Zane
,
Sheidow Park
Cleaner air ✅ Cooler temperatures ✅ Increased wildlife habitat ✅ Improved wellbeing ✅ Encourages outdoor activities ✅ Encourages family time ✅ Encourages healthy living ✅
Thomas
,
Black Forest
Adelaide is a vibrant city with amazing nature. It's unique situation creates opportunity to evolve in a green, healthy and sustainable manner. Architecture, environment and ecosystems influence how people think and behave. By developing a clean, green and healthy environment it will support a creative and wholesome mindset for people living and working in Adelaide. This may further strengthen Adelaide's growth, economy, ideas and opportunities.
Morgen
,
Carey Gully
To retain what wonderful wild spaces we already have, and to encourage further development to incorporate nature. To show big business that it's profitable, and to show leaders that this is what people want.
Kim
,
Bridgewater
We already have a unique ring of music net city Parklands which need protecting
Karen
,
5062
We are so lucky to have a green city surrounded by park lands. We need to protect what we have for our own sake and future generations.
Jean
,
Bellevue Heights
Andrew
,
Millswood
City in a Park. It’s logical
June
,
Dernancourt
We have so many beautiful nature resources in Adelaide. Let’s protect and enjoy them.
David
,
Unley
I walk in the parklands every day - a green oasis on the edge of the cbd that is unique in a large city
Lilian
,
Broadview

To improve the health and cognitive wellbeing of all residents and visitors within greater Adelaide. It is a great chance for everyone to connect with their biophilic relationship, and an obvious but important way to enhance the protection and conservation of our local flora and fauna species.

Thomas
,
Colonel Light Gardens
It’s a nicer place to live in a greener community. Provides social economic and environmental benefits for everyone
Geoff
,
Henley Beach
The lifestyle in Adelaide is excellent but more access to nature, tree canopy, fauna and flora (particularly in the Western and Northern suburbs where these are in low supply) would enhance it further, make the city more sustainable and create a great legacy for future generations.
Carolyn
,
Hillcrest
We have a perfect set up, with the parklands and hills nearby. Let's utilise the opportunity to become a National Park City.
Frank
,
Inglewood
We are already part way there and can show the way for other cities all around the world.
Lisa
,
Morphett Vale
We need to live in harmony with nature and stop destroying it. Becoming a National Park City will help us provide more habitat for wildlife and help us become more resilient from the inpacts of climate change.
Dato
,
Windsor Gardens
First one in Australia, getting people to appreciate and get stronger connection to nature and it's ways, what's not to like?
Stephanie
,
Somerton Park

To ensure that the beauty of this city and it's natural environment is sustained for future generations.

Tash
,
Hackney
For the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for all those who choose to make Adelaide their home. It's a basic human right to feel safe and secure, and creating more natural spaces is a way to connect humans with their surroundings. Everyone deserves access to nature!
Megan
,
Sefton Park
We are already doing well with our parks surrounding the CBD! Trees reduce temperature - let’s plan for the future 😊 let’s make our city the pride of Australia 🇦🇺 we are already in top 5 best places to live globally - a greener landscape will further improve our city and demonstrate we are on board when addressing our scorching summers 👍 let’s be smart! Trees are the answer!! Simple
Dan
,
Kensington Park
We are almost there and it would be good to sustain nature in the city. It was part of Light’s vision
Ella
,
Glen Osmond
Adelaide becoming a National Park City would be such a positive milestone for our community. It will help us to continue to make this city as sustainable as possible. Having the title of National Park City would make the residents of Adelaide proud to live, work and play here.
Melissa
,
Torrens Park
We need to respect nature and our place within it - not always dominating it.
Madeleine
,
Aldinga beach
To keep it cool and habitable for all living things.
Stuart
,
Stirling
To foster a culture where people and nature co-exist, with benefits to both.
Bec
,
North Adelaide
Building a stronger appreciation and public recognition for what we have in our backyards, streets, local parks, conservation areas and coastline will hopefully lead to more local parks, stronger protection of mature trees, reduce biodiversity loss, improve condition of waterways, understanding and practices of Kaurna relationship with the land, and a liveable metropolitan Adelaide that can cope with more bushfires, heatwaves, floods and sea level rise. Looking forward to seeing how other State Government agencies will get on board this approach too.
Jane
,
Goodwood
As we become more urbanised societies, we need cities that are liveable - have public green spaces, ways toget around that don't have to be by car, that provide microhabitats for wildlife, and enable growing of food.
Victoria
,
Lenswood
To help support increasing city biodiversity
Anne
,
Kings Park
To help combat climate change, and make a better place for the wildlife.
Helen
,
ALDGATE
Adelaide is a hot city and needs to be green to make it a healthy place for humans but more importantly to make a safe and caring habitat for all our wonderful creatures.
Adrian
,
Seacliff
This is for future generations ... a cleaner, greener city. What a wonderful legacy that would be to leave for our children and grandchildren.
Susan
,
Black Forest
For all the reasons outlined here and because I love the city and butterflies.
Rosie
,
Burnside
Adelaide becoming a NPC would encourage nature based tourism, reduce feral weeds and pests and increase populations of native species. It may also have a flow on effect of raising awareness in our local population of the importance of various other environmental issues such as reducing waste - in particular plastic waste.
Laura
,
Birkenhead
"Cities don’t have to be concrete jungles, full of cold high rises and brick boxes sprawled out across the land. We can think about cities differently. More green spaces, and alternative spaces like green walls and green roofs. Cities buzzing with nature from birds, bees and butterflies, to turtles and fish, and our iconic Australian animals. They have their habitat to live in, and we feel good and enjoy our nature connected lifestyle. Now is the time to create a city where people live with nature, not against it. Let's make Adelaide a National Park City"
Michael
,
Newton
A greener and wilder Adelaide will be a richer, more complex and diverse, regenerative and resilient place for future generations. Let' make Adelaide wild!
Gloria
,
VICTOR HARBOR
It sounds like a great idea to me.
Brendan
,
Carey Gully
Everyone's lives are enhanced by green spaces and connection to nature.
Kyah
,
Skye
To preserve what’s left of our habitat. To be positive influence on climate change To provide air!
Elnora
,
Fairview Park
Because we are perfectly placed in terms of situation between the sea & the hills, our size as a medium sized city with an enviable layout & so much green already, our actions already taken to be a greener city & so much more!!
Karen
,
Vale Park
Let's make the best city even better!
Vanita
,
Salisbury east
A green city improves the environment.
Sarah
,
Glenside
I would love to see Adelaide preserve, improve and utilise our green space to its fullest potential. This will help improve lifestyle and longevity.
Damon
,
Adelaide
As urban infill continues and the average backyard gets smaller, it'd be great for a greater focus on nature and liveability in our shared spaces.
Jessica
,
Clovelly Parm

Green spaces are a proven mood booster. As global warming increases, green city’s become even more essential to provide cooling spaces.

Chris
,
Glenalta

Every bit of environment that can be managed to be restored to pre-colonial times is precious to us all.

Elias
,
Unley Park
Being an international, arriving here in Adelaide already leaves you amazed for how green it is! Trees and wildlife everywhere, it is the perfect example of how humans and wildlife, nature coexist.
Kim
,
Coromandel East
There are literally zero negatives from this proposal, lets do it!
Patrick
,
CBD
We’ll all the Correllas for a start.!!! the trees and splendid gardens..bike tracks and playgrounds right around the city perimeter . kind of Adelaides lungs .. I live one block from south terrace .. you can sense the space 👌
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.