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

Philip
,
Glenelg east
To preserve the beautiful parks and nature theres too many developments killing wild life and park areas
Emma
,
Marleston
I think it is essential especially in the midst of the current global crisis, we already have such amazing parklands, making a commitment to take the next step would be something we could be so proud of.
Yvonne
,
Buderim
I think all cities need more trees and green spaces to cool them down.
Marilyn
,
Henley Beach
To create spacious oxygenated air for promoting healthy people.
Nikola
,
Trott Park
Because it's a great representation of our community, and commitment to creating a green space, where connection is and accessibility to green spaces are an intentional action
Jessica
,
Lower Mitcham
Any initiative to combat climate change through focusing on the natural environment should be our number one priority.
Kelly
,
Happy Valley
Becoming a National Park City would help increase the Adelaide communities' awareness and commitment to environmental sustainability.
susan
,
Forestville
It is ideally situated between coast, hills and plains and can offer city dwellers rare opportunities to bush walk and spend time in nature so benficial to our wellbeing . We could protect expand and inspire by focussing on these assets and safeguarding and expanding the benefits by forging stronger partnerships with First Nation People.
Margriet
,
Aldgate

To protect our unique parklands from future development; develop more green spaces; assist in maintaining biodiversity; help to save our environment for future generations.

Alexandria
,
Mile End
We must protect the beauty of nature, establishing boundaries!
Arthur
,
Hillcrest
By having this implemented, this will not only secure the future for our future generations but also fight climate change. In the long term, it will benefit us and nature.
Andrew
,
Mitcham
Adelaide is ideal to become a National Park City because it is surrounded by Mount Lofty Ranges from which we see from every part of the city.
Simon
,
Malvern

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

Kathlyn
,
South Brighton
Climate We are fortunate to have the basics still in existence to build on. A majority of the population would support this and play their part if only in a small way.
Amanda
,
Toorak Gardens
To demonstrate the commitment of the community to nurturing the environment which makes Adelaide a wonderful place to live a whole life
Renee
,
Rosewater
There are enough concrete jungles in the world. Preserve our beautiful parklands and keep the city green.
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.
Elizabeth
,
Unley
Already has lovely green spaces and would like to encourage more
Rodger
,
Kersbrook
As we live in a time where many parts of the eart is burning. There is a global pandemic. Climate change is stark reality. A lot of us have lost the connection with nature. The natural environment is a healing entity and while I have direct access to our native flora and fauna I beleive everyone should have easy access to the native environment.
Christine
,
Windsor Gardens
I want there to be a healthy world 🌎 for generations to come. I want everyone to learn to tread more lightly. And I want to make our beautiful Adelaide even more beautiful and sustainable.
Cathie
,
Henley Beach
To enhance our city green space, to show how much we value it, to keep our city cool and provide an environment for native animals and plants.
Tricia
,
Edwardstown
Sara
,
Unley
Protect what we already have and create a collective vision to want to live in a greener city, one that will cope with the rising temperatures and reconnect people with a respect and love for nature.
Lee
,
Rosewater
Adelaide is the home of many environmentally conscious people. We can do this successfully.
Ian
,
Adelaide

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

Trixie
,
Vale Park
The multitude of benefits It will bring to people, plants and animals alike.
Jamie
,
Athelstoine
To help development and conservation work together.
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.
CAROL
,
Mount Barker
We are a unique city ringed with parklands, a legacy of the original plan of Colonel William Light. We definitely need more parks and gardens, but the Adelaide Parklands must be retained and protected from any further built development as an urgent priority.
Janette
,
Melrose Park

Our city have become increasingly urbanised and we have lost touch with nature. Losing ourselves in the wonder of our natural surroundings has a profoundly calming effect on our stressful lives.

Alexander
,
Norwood
Would be amazing for the city to improve on its green spaces and connection with wildlife and nature.
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.
Paul
,
Mawson lakes
Because most cities suck and this idea doesn't.
Kerryn
,
Hallett Cove
Adelaide is already a beautiful city with lots of wonderful parks and with a mindset of caring for our environment. I believe it's important to continue to build on this wonderful foundation to bless future generations.
Michael
,
Hope Valley
We have beautiful parks surrounding a very livable city that should be promoted and reconigised
Rachel
,
Happy valley
I want to be at one with the earth. I want to be proud to leave in a place that can find a great balance
Amy
,
Prospect
Exposure to nature has been linked to a host of benefits, including improved attention, lower stress, better mood, not to mention physical fitness. If we could access green areas without having to travel far, it would be a huge benefit to everyone. We are so lucky that Adelaide has so many parklands available to us. I hope our future generations get to keep it.
Pauline
,
Glenside

Fantastic idea. I work as an ESO at primary, starting up garden program. Teaching children the importance of health, the importance of plants and insects.

Dominique
,
Mitchell Park
It would make the city so much more beautiful, help the environment, create consciousness towards climate and attract more people, which will be good for the economy as well
Meliesa
,
Willunga South
Biodiversity in both species and plants is fostered by our parks and gardens. A healthy environment fosters a healthy community.
Clyde
,
Collinswood
We need to maintain nature & reserves for future generations
Belinda
,
Findon
Look after it, plant new native plants
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!
Sarah
,
Unley Park
We have space, we have hot summers and our city would benefit greatly from greening. Parks and greenery bring the community outside their homes to shared spaces
Jessica
,
Greenwith
Yes, I agree we should be making a city more connected with nature. How amazing would this be and to be at the forefront to promote that all cities move towards this concept- brilliant! Let's go RAdelaide!
Michelle
,
Paradise

To protect what we have whilst enhancing our parks for the future.

Alexandra
,
Hawthorndene
Let's protect our beautiful city, our parklands, our biodiversity, our standard of living.We have a wonderful foundation from which to start.
Julie-Ann
,
Athelstone
'Together, we can make Adelaide a greener, healthier and wilder place to live, and have stronger partnerships with Kaurna and other First Nations people.' In the City of Campbelltown, individuals and groups are working together for this aim. We support your vision Green Adelaide. Let's do this!
Kirsten
,
Parkside
We already have a very livable city, but still have room for improvement across the city.
Rhys
,
Fulham Gardens
Recognising the incredible natural assets we already have is the best way to protect them and this should provide a pathway to expanding and enhancing our green spaces for everyone’s benefit!
Jason
,
Darlington
I’ve always admired the green canopy that covers our city when you see the flats of Adelaide from an elevation. It’s something that our city can be proud of and promote for tourism.
Andy
,
Piccadilly
We are lucky enough to live in and around a beautiful city - one that is green, accessible, clean and surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural environments and wine-making regions in the world - and all on our doorstep. It is incumbent on us to protect, respect and preserve this place we share and call home and this NPC journey is one step towards honoring that duty and ensuring that Adelaide remains the same livable gem tomorrow, as it is today.
Anne
,
Seacombe Gardens
It will recognise what we all ready have in our environment that supports the health of our communities, human and otherwise. It will also ensure that we are focused on improving the natural environment into the future.
Kellie
,
Athelstone
It appears that medium density living is increasing at a cost to green space, with associated resources heavily impacting environmental health. I would like to see Adelaide lead the way in teaching Australians how to build climate awareness and resilience, and demonstrate and encourage connection with nature for the wellbeing and betterment of everyone/everything.
Laura
,
Warradale
To be a global leader in sustainability and truly become the world's most liveable city.
Janet
,
Hindmarsh Island
The city's unique parklands make Adelaide a wonderful place to be and are worthy of protection with careful mindful and enhanced co use for the today and into the future.
Emily
,
Queenstown
May be able to improve urban heat island effect in the metropolitan area whilst providing a more direct connection and realisation for the local residents when it comes to our amazing biodiversity and environments here at home.
Barry
,
Adelaide
Improved quality of life, increased biodiversity, reduced carbon emissions, positive economics.
Mark
,
Highgate

To protect the city’s population as the climate warms. By increasing the green spaces the temperature will be decreased by transpiration and other beneficial properties of increasing flora.

Emma
,
Seacliff
Because nature is everything.
Daniel
,
Largs bay
To keep the parks.
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.

Karen
,
Malvern

We were inspired by walking down the main streets of Singapore and noticing all the greenery growing on the verge of the streets. If Singapore can do that in such a high density city, think what we can achieve from our beaches to the foothills in Adelaide with all our Councils and the State Government backing this.

Claire
,
Nailsworth
Limit land subdivisions in suburbs to provide sufficient yard space for trees, gardens and backyard buddies.
Peter
,
Mitcham
Connection to nature is a fundamental part of being human.Adelaide already has great nature - coasts, creeks, parklands, hills - on out doorstep. Let’s work to enhance and promote that.
Liam
,
Aldgate
It's already a national park city, but we should make it official
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!
Jenny
,
Mitchell Park
Because we need to protect as much of our ecosystem as possible before it is too late.
Victoria
,
Glenalta
To increase environmental awareness and encourage people to look after their city and suburbs. (Also it's a great way to enjoy the outdoor).
Greg
,
Norwood
Park Lands are in the DNA of the City of Adelaide and a distinguishing characteristic for the people of greater Adelaide. I support efforts to expand the greening of greater Adelaide to mitigate some of the impact of climate change and reduction in heat load.
Amy
,
Cradock
Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful national parks and stunning wildlife. Nature is connection to earth, connection to soul. Knowledge and care by so many will encourage others to have a connection as well. Cities don't need to be full of concrete.
Sue
,
West Croydon
We need parklands more and more for everyone to enjoy
Neville
,
Enfield
A healthy environment leads to a healthy wellbeing. An unhealthy environment leads to stress, anxiety and worry which can lead to mental health.
Liz
,
Adelaide
We already have the unique attribute of being surrounded by parklands, which, however, are being continually encroached upon. We need to add to this by strongly encouraging the planting of more native flora to provide habitat for & encourage endangered species. We also need more tree planting & "green walls" to mitigate urban heat traps.
Judy
,
Glenalta
Every step we take to preserve our trees, our green spaces is vital. They produce oxygen, soak up pollution and cool our cities and suburbs. All our cities are becoming hotter, with towering buildings, heritage buildings being bulldozed, trees and gardens disappearing. This is very important and needs to expand into the suburbs as these councils allow lovely homes to be demolished and too many houses on small blocks without a tree, tiny gardens.
Paul
,
Henley Beach
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
Vicki
,
Broadview
It encourages people to Walk instead of using road transport and pollute the air. It allows people to appreciate the green areas and it’s inhabitants. It helps people learn the mental health benefits of walking in this environment and the need to care for it as it cares for us
Kerry
,
Aldinga

As Adelaide has a lower population than some states, we have an opportunity to create and preserve natural spaces and plan carefully for future generations. Parks do not just provide animal habitats but also assist with cooling and reducing greenhouse gases. National parks provide opportunities for people to feel a sense of emotional well-being. We need green spaces, trees and healthy environments to feel grounded and connected to the natural world and other people. We can’t exist independently. So many species have been lost in Australia. More park areas help people to interact and be curious about nature. The number of people wanting to be close to nature can be seen when local reservoirs were opened to the public. After the Covid-19 lockdowns people flocked to walking trails in forests. Natural areas also provide tourist attractions too. I would rejoice in the possibility of Adelaide becoming a National Park city.

Janet
,
Collingwood Heights
National Park City puts you on the map as a healthy, developed city with healthy spaces for humans, native flora and fauna.
Aibel
,
Rosewater

Cause it would be cool to see the world as a better place.

Marian
,
Seaview Downs
There is a great need to have wildlife places. It enriches people's physical and mental health. It encourages natural habitat for our unique wildlife as well as cooling down our climate. I praise God every day that I live in Adelaide. We need to save and improve what we have.
Thuy
,
Glandore

Respect and protect nature and wildlife.

Kristian
,
Devon Park
Adelaide is well placed to demonstrating how a city developing alongside nature enriches the quality of life for its people.
Christina
,
Surrey Downs
Cleaner air, preserving native biodiversity and reducing climate impacts.
Kay
,
Camden Park
To be a healthier, cooler beautiful environment where all people and our biodiversity can flourish.
Jasmin
,
Upper Ferntree Gully
Such an important step for the well-being of our future generations.
Diane
,
Crafers West

Celebrating the city's nature and people's connection to it as an intrinsic part of the story of who we are.

Stewart
,
Port Willunga
I have travelled quite a lot and have never encountered another city where there are so many species of brightly coloured parrots to delight the eye. By protecting the natural environment for our native species also reap the benefits of a cooler climate in the hot summers.
Winston
,
Adelaide
Without ecology there is no economy. Adelaide can show the way forward in sustainable living.
Josephine
,
Adelaide
We are a manageable sized city-state and therefore manage to innovate conserve and provide social amenity beyond our population. Our city was planned based on providing parks everywhere
Tim
,
Gulfview Heights
It’s important to embrace nature & ensure we can improve the natural environment for future generations. Having Adelaide as a NPC will also improve the perception of people about our great state & draw more people to visit & enjoy the festivals etc in a beautiful natural environment.
Elii
,
Tranmere
So our children can enjoy the wild benefits of the natural world closer to home
Jill
,
Payneham

I want to live in a city that wears its nature on its sleeve. Where it is obvious that our beautiful nature is celebrated, encouraged to thrive and protected at every turn. Where people arriving by plane, car, train, bike or foot can tell that Adelaide is a city that loves its nature. I want to see trees everywhere, nature strips brimming with flowers, butterflies and bees and cool, shady places for all on hot summer days. I want to see our Kaurna foods celebrated and part of our daily diet and Kaurna words part of our daily language. I want to see our gardening culture recognised, celebrated and grown. I want to see change in the way our levels of government work so that we can see in the imprint of our streets a shared vision for a green Adelaide, for a National Park City.

Danielle
,
Salisbury East
Why wouldn’t I?! I love going for walks in different areas of Adelaide. It’s one of my favourite things. I get very excited when I see butterflies and bees. Adding more greenery will promote more wildlife!
Silvia
,
Littlehampton
For the future of all those living here, plants, animals and people
Ellie
,
Glenelg North
Because it's gorgeous
Kieron
,
Mount Barker
Karyn
,
SEAFORD (SA)
Grow! Grow plants, trees, flowers. Attract native wildlife back.
Viktoria
,
Port Pirie
We have a responsibility, I believe, to steward well, and look after our beautiful city. Also, to make sure that the beautiful green spaces, and wildlife we have today, are still able to be enjoyed by future generations.
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