Show your support for Adelaide to become a National Park City by signing the Adelaide National Park City Charter.

The Charter has been created by Green Adelaide based on the Universal Charter for National Park Cities, and in consultation with many of Adelaide’s local leaders from environment, industry and government sectors, Kaurna Nation, and the community.
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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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signatures

Norman
,
Tranmere
I think Col.William Light's original design is brilliant. Adelaide should be the original Park City that all other cities should emulate.
Alice
,
McLaren Vale
We have an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna and we can always do more as custodians to protect and celebrate it.
Anna
,
Clarence Park

Adelaide has a lot of biodiversity and unless we take actions to look after this we will lose it.

Abigail
,
Plympton

Adelaide is already a lovely example of a green city with our parklands, thanks to early developers with great foresight. We have to preserve and encourage a healthy green environment for our and our grandchildren's futures. I'm outraged that private organisations can keep nibbling away at what parklands we have left.

Paula
,
Copley

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

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

Ben
,
walkerville
because it helps nature and global warming and makes adelaide a more beautiful city
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.
Sue
,
West Croydon
We need parklands more and more for everyone to enjoy
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.

Ann
,
Fairview Park

We should do everything to combat climate change.

Clare
,
Bellevue Heights
We need to adapt to our warming climate, what a great way to improve our quality of life and achieve this goal.
Daryl
,
Semaphore
What could be more aspirational than a legacy outliving us now and the future!
Sue
,
Craigmore
Raise awareness of the need to work with our environment, not exploit it
Andrew
,
Kensington
To protect our parklands, other public open spaces and individual private gardens for the benefit of future generations.
Vicki
,
St Clair
It's time the whole community got back to nature, both for our ecosystem services and our own values.
Tayla
,
Mount Gambier
Growing up in rural SA I always looked forward to visiting Adelaide. We have seen how other Australian cities have grown over time and know that Adelaide has the potential to grow in a more conscious and green way.
Nathan
,
Klemzig
MORE green to our city! Let's get businesses/apartments having green roofs too!
Andrew
,
Woodforde
There's an abundance of parks accessible from Adelaide along the hills face and coast so it makes sense to be a national parks city especially if it increases awareness, protection and better planning.
Robyn
,
Torrens Park
For our health and wellbeing it is so important to be surrounded by nature. Let’s protect what we have in Adelaide for future generations.
Carol
,
ADELAIDE
Love the versatility of the parks, the massive nature of them and the vibe of the community as they bring their families and dogs to walk, jog, and bike the parks. The extensive trails and excellent maintenance keep the parks beautiful and blooming year round.
ROB
,
Glenelg Noryh
Future proof our environment for generations to come
Alison
,
Flagstaff Hill
We live in a unique city surrounded by incredible green belts, that are scattered all over our suburbs and countryside, and are situated to be utilised by all who chose to live/visit at all times throughout the year. It’s hard to keep our sweet secret to ourselves. I vote we share our beautiful green state with the world. 🌱🌲🌳
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
Tom
,
Hawthorn
It would make a better environment for us and our descendant to live in
Leanne
,
Seaview Downs
For me, we are the luckiest city in the world - a city where the Bush is interlaced and easy to access- a climate that is amongst the best, minimal pollution and a population size that can make things happen with not much fuss!!
Jurgen
,
Unley
To protect the open spaces that were part of Light's vision. SA has always been progressive,time for the next level. Can you imagine the attraction for tourism!
Helen
,
North Adelaide

For the economic, environmental and health benefits to Adelaide and its people.

Jamie
,
Athelstoine
To help development and conservation work together.
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.
Stephanie
,
Hyde Park
Adelaide is uniquely placed to achieve this goal, with many of the foundations in place already in combination with high calibre personnel committed to achiveing this goal.
Amelia
,
Brooklyn Park
You hear so much about deforestation, doom and gloom and how our world is getting less and less green by the minute. If we have the opportunity to make a small portion of it green and beautiful again, why wouldn’t we? It might just encourage others to do the same.
Tony
,
Kangarilla
Adelaide has amazing green spaces which must be maintained and improved.
Tony
,
ALBERTON
This way the future lies, to embrace and support our natural environment. Also we must take back control from these moribund, indentured politicians.
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.
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.
Angus
,
Goodwood
Adelaide is a unique 'parklands city' by design, with plentiful green spaces enclosing the CBD and River Torrens and extending through the suburbs and hills. Its revegetation and re-wilding projects go from strength to strength and can only be bolstered by the city's candidature as the next National Park City. Bring the platypus back to the Torrens!
Rebecca
,
vale Park
Having proximity and access to the natural environment is essential to the wellbeing of all beings. We are so fortunate to have beautiful and bountiful green spaces in Adelaide. We need to preserve this for the wellbeing of all life forms and for future generations.❤🌿
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.
Heath
,
Adelaide
Adelaide is designed as a garden city and we should take every opportunity to protect it and enhance it.
Luke
,
Paradise
Nature is so important to everyone and everything. There is no reason not to do more to help it.
Christopher
,
Dulwich
To preserve and enhance our parks and open spaces, and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
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.

Alexandra
,
5000
We desperately need streets lined with tall and medium height trees to keep paths in the shade so people can walk outside in summer. We need to reduce urban sprawl and create habitat corridors to protect native species, encourage more people to plant trees in their backyard, and continue to protect and enhance national parks near the CBD with excellent, well-maintained walking tracks. I have 3 young sons who love nature play. We spend more than 50% of our week enjoying the outdoors at local parks, playgrounds and national parks. Access to beautiful green spaces is vital for good physical and mental health. We need to establish healthy, creative/innovative and vibrant green spaces in our city now to safeguard people and nature against inevitable rises in temperatures. Education hubs, signage, walking trails, playgrounds, museums/centres and campsites would also be great!!
Ashleigh
,
Nornmanville
Continuing to move the mindset of our citizens towards total inclusiveness with nature and all its associated implications - including a complete sustainable and resilient future.
Kate
,
Adelaide
Because of our city parklands and how Col William Light made them an integral part of Adelaide’s design.
Abigail
,
Plympton

Adelaide is already a lovely example of a green city with our parklands, thanks to early developers with great foresight. We have to preserve and encourage a healthy green environment for our and our grandchildren's futures. I'm outraged that private organisations can keep nibbling away at what parklands we have left.

Steve
,
Hazelwood park
Stop over development of Adelaide by Greedy business people.
Alison
,
Cheltenham
We should be striving for more green spaces all across Adelaide, especially in the suburbs. A National Park City should be about access for everyone to healthy green spaces which support biodiversity and help cool down the city.
Carly
,
Hallett Cove
Let the world breathe. I'd love us to give the city its lungs back by re vegetating and minimising urban sprawl. I can't stop the Amazon being deforested for big palm oil. But I can sign this petition.
Cherie
,
5038
Why not! Our lay out is already in place. This is so do-able and a step in the right direction for our future.
Michelle
,
Nuriootpa
Promoting healthy living, connecting with and preserving nature.
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.
Melanie
,
Clarence Gardens
This is a perfect opportunity to help bring some balance to the climate and environmental issues we are facing while further highlighting what a beautiful city Adelaide is.
E
,
Aldinga
Trees. Plants. Good things grow in the ground.
Darren
,
Mount Barker

A green space, a calm and caring space and a place we can all come to and enjoy.

Simone
,
Tanunda
More connection to nature and a greener future for our children. This sounds like what every city should be doing to combat the very real threat of climate change. As well as the benefits to everyone’s health and well-being.
Sam
,
Goodwood
Improve health and well-being throughout whole population.
Danny
,
Coromandel Valley
Aside from the brilliance of becoming a green initiative leader, in a time were Australia is lagging in this global shift, there are also economic advantages. National Parks can attract more tourism, particularly with the unique indigenous flora and fauna Australia has to offer. It is likely to place Adelaide more prominently on the international stage. It would contribute to the current campaign of 'Adelaide, the most livable city.' The jobs and or income for supporting businesses could increase. It would be brilliant if we could also engage traditional land owners to conduct traditional land management techniques. This could be beneficial for the land, indigenous communities and closing the gap. For those that are financially driven, this is a cost effective solution, as we would be paying for a service which also serves as a recognition and cultural connector.
Katie
,
Glenelg

Adelaide has such amazing  potential with our huge park land area... Let's make the parklands even more beautiful and more useful.

Tash
,
Darlington
To continue to promote, protect and regenerate the biodiversity of our city for the benefit of both human and non-human communities now and into the future. Adelaide is, and can continue to be, a truly cooler, greener and wilder city that values, conserves and sustains the benefits of the promotion, protection and regeneration of our city's diverse habitats. The more awareness and action that we can generate towards this cause the stronger it will be.
Terry
,
West Lakes
To discourage Governments from stealing our green spaces for Arenas, Function Centres and commercial football club administration blocks. Same applies to chopping down dozens of mature trees so motorists can get somewhere 5 minutes quicker
Gray
,
Beaumont
To enhance our beautiful life we have in Adelaide
James
,
Seaford Rise
It's a great place to live - let's make it better!
Ros
,
Bedford Park
If Adelaide becomes recognised as a National Park City it will provide a vision that we must live up to, in these times when our open spaces and mature trees are often lost to urban development and infill.
Zoe
,
Seaford
It will create healthier opportunities for young people.
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.

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.
Emma
,
Whyalla
We adore coming to Adelaide and visiting spaces that abound in nature, green, shrubbery - outside spaces full of life. Adelaide is perfect for a National Park City and people will appreciate it.
Kristi
,
Fullarton
Green is best! We can get back park land once it's gone (or, it's very difficult to do so!) But climate change means that we need our parks and green spaces more than ever.
Britney
,
Port Noarlunga

I moved to Adelaide from regional Victoria, never imagined myself being able to leave nature for a city. But Adelaide is doing a great job of being green and I want to be part of continuing this.

Samuel
,
Walkerville
I think this would be a great step forward in creating a more livable, carbon neutral and active city. It would help people of all ages reconnect with nature and ensure local wildlife has the habitat to thrive.
Sandy
,
Adelaide
The Adelaide Park Lands are the largest inner urban park system in Australia. Nationally Heritage listed for their unique design - they are the city's lungs, backyard, playground, meeting space and more. They are there for everyone to enjoy, enhancing physical and mental well-being, and they secure Adelaide's place as one of the planet's most liveable cities.
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.

Sue
,
Felixstow
To provide more incentive to maintain and protect our existing green spaces. To discourage the loss of open spaces and trees in the development of our suburbs.
Paul
,
Henley Beach
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
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
Tyler
,
Flinders Park
.
Geoff
,
Old Reynella
.
Paula
,
Copley

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

Joseph
,
Eden Hills
Because a connection to nature enriches our lives, but sadly it is something a lot of people have lost, or have never been lucky enough to have
Tsun
,
Skye

Because if we don't, Adelaide will be facing 50 degree heat waves. The Adelaide Hills are our carbon sink, our lungs, our rain maker and they are being quarried away as we speak. Join RAWRQ on Facebook to put an end to this.

Michael
,
Aldinga
The more green spaces, the more liveable the city for humans and animals!
David
,
Parkside
The Adelaide Plains, at the time of first European settlement, probably had the greatest biodiversity anywhere in South Australia. However, within 50 years, much of that was lost. The result was degraded and unproductive ecosystems. While new ecosystems have since been established, they are far less unique, diverse and sustainable. An Adelaide National Park City will go someway towards re-establishing what has been lost.
Amy
,
Fulham Gardens
To improve general wellbeing of people and the environment.
Stephanie
,
Seacombe Gardens
South Australia ranges from the desert in the north to the dormant volcanoes in the south, and Adelaide is situated in a spot full of diverse nature locally, from the hills to the ocean. As South Australia's capital, it is imperative Adelaide showcases how important nature and getting outside is to our lifestyles and wellbeing, being a National Park City is one way we can do this.
Robert and Sheryl
,
TENNYSON
To preserve the green areas and stop reducing parklands and native habitat, especially along the costal areas.
Emilie
,
FINDON
I would love to see more wildlife friendly areas!
Brendan
,
Carey Gully
Everyone's lives are enhanced by green spaces and connection to nature.
Amanda
,
Happy valley

For our children and their future. Less metal playgrounds, more nature parks. Connect, unwind, recharge our energy to better parent, live healthier and longer.

Leena
,
Alberton
Becoming a National Park City would boost & help to protect Kaurna open spaces, our ecosystem and the quality of life for all people living, working, playing and visiting throughout greater Adelaide.
graham
,
Hillier
The outer suburbs of Adelaide are being developed without effective parklands, public transport or a fabric that will reduce our contribution to global warming. Green spaces that cool the city and encourage active transport, food production, community participation and biodiversity, must be entrenched in our planning system. We want Adelaide to be sustainable, not just liveable!
David
,
Flinders Park
More trees for combatting climate change, vegetation will help reduce storm water runoff, more homes for our birds and other wildlife, and being in nature is proven to be better for people's mental and physical health. Let's do it with native species in mind and with the Kaurna people.
Damien
,
Bellevue Heights
We need to have a common mindset around preservation and the role it plays in overall community benefit.
Scott
,
Prospect

There's nothing better than seeing a lush space. Great for the air we breathe. Love it 😍

Stephanie
,
Saint Peters
Adelaide had a unique layout of city parklands surrounding the CBD and a proud heritage of prioritising green suburbia with all of the native fauna that it encourages. This would both recognise this history and preserve it for a ‘green’ future.
Robbie
,
Christie Downs
Greener, happier, cooler city
mia
,
joslin
because it would help heaps and make everywhere healthier and cleaner
Bruno
,
Kensington Park
Because Adelaide is situated between the ocean and the hills from the Mt lofty. rangers to the fleurieu peninsula. We need more parks with trees they create shade for bushwalkers ; bike riders and bird watches .Also picnic areas
Paul
,
MORPHETT VALE
It's surrounded by parklands and all city's need a green belt to get away from the concrete.
Debra
,
Pennington
It would create a much desired connectedness to how this country and environment originally was and help sustain it.
Steve
,
Upper Sturt

From the first it was planned that way - an enlightened model by William Light!
Part of the city's charm and welcoming environment rests with its Park Lands.
Its special girdle of healthy green provided by nature - balanced with sensitively placed buildings must be maintained or its charm, appeal and livability will be lost.

Alexandra
,
Birdwood
It's a "no brainer" as we keep getting told that our climate is going to get much hotter. So the more trees, parks and open spaces we have will definitely help. The Parklands must be retained and watered ! Urban infill where trees and gardens are destroyed to put more houses on a block has to be wound back !The latest Planning and Design Code does not fit at all with keeping Adelaide a national park city ! Developers need to be controlled more not given more ability to destroy heritage and gardens.
Pip
,
Somerton Park
I love how we have national parks nestled in our suburbs. Gives so much opportunity for people to enjoy without travelling too far. How amazing is it for our environment and a place for native animals to live so close to us. Need to protect and celebrate.
Collette
,
Clearview
We have a 'ring of trees' around Adelaide which from the air, as you fly into the city is the centre park, with tendrils of tree lined streets extending into the suburbs. It is beautiful. And unlike any other city, Sydney, Barcelona, Madrid, Melbourne, Lisbon, Casablanca, Brisbane, is truly green, and cool. Even on a stinking hot day, the 'feel of green' is cooling.
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