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

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

Tiphany
,
Fullarton
Any steps towards a greener way of thinking and being are essential right now! We have it 'heaps good' in Radelaide but why not be even better!
Rosanne
,
Black Forest SA
Adelaide has always valued a connection to nature, from the parklands surrounding the city to the street trees in suburbs and the many parks. It has developed bicycle paths so that a person can bike throughout the city and suburbs. It's livability comes from its inclusion of parks and nature as part of its very fabric.
Rod
,
St Georges
More funding for environmental projects.
Katrina
,
Aldinga
Because it is a beautiful green city already & more national parks would just add to that
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
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.
Kim
,
Coromandel East
There are literally zero negatives from this proposal, lets do it!
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.

Judy
,
Norwood
As a contribution towards fighting Climate Change and making it a beautiful environment for future generations
Peta
,
Mitchell Park
The more green spaces we have the more resilient we will be to the climate crisis.
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.
Tessa
,
Blackwood
I live in and around nature, yet in close proximity to all the services I need. It’s a wonderful feeling, and it’d be lovely for as many Adelaideans as possible to experience this. Our climate urges us to be pro-active and adapt in any way we can to the increasingly challenging weather conditions faced by all humans, well ahead of other cities.
Gustavo
,
Adelaide

Adelaide is a vibrant and environmentally friendly city.

Tanya
,
Adelaide
Adelaide is a unique city in a unique location. It has the potential to become a world leader in national parks, garden cities and sustainability
Daniel
,
Largs bay
To keep the parks.
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.
Trevor
,
Crafers
We must get cracking on taking action to minimise the impacts climate change will have on the way we live.
Anthony
,
Kings Park

It is a green city and should remain one.

Jordan
,
Woodville South
Adelaide has always been greener and more peaceful than other cities. We should enhance what we have and be a point of difference to other cities around the world.
Tracey
,
Adelaide
To protect & extend the parklands. Because of climate change, because it is morally right, because we are so lucky in Adelaide to not already overdeveloped; to stop all the ugly, plastic looking, grossly way too high, property development in the beautiful city. And to stop it looking like Churchill Road-what a trashy looking road that has been developed into. We need something positive & healthy & inspirational (no more fake news) to look forward too - you could make money out of this; but please don’t become greedy with it, please do it with the right heart & mind
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!
Stephanie
,
Somerton Park

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

Tom
,
Hyde Park
Making Adelaide a National Park City reframes the way nature has been formally prioritised as part of our urban space but it also serves as a call to celebrate and value the more unexpected or overlooked moments and spaces where we encounter nature in the city.
Susan
,
North Adelaide
Enhance visitation to our public green spaces with protected and or restored multi canopied native vegetation plantings that will support biodiversity (plants and animals), provide nature based recreational opportunities while also mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Magenta
,
Taperoo
Because we need to preserve our environment and make sure Adelaide’s flora and fauna are protected.
karan
,
Crafers West
To pass on a green sustainable climate-resilient city to benefit the flora and fauna but also to connect our children's children's children inheriting their own piece of a green nourished earth.
Zoe
,
Seaford
It will create healthier opportunities for young people.
Tom
,
Glenalta
Cities around the world are now seeing trees as a critical part of urban infrastructure. Currently, Adelaide has some of the lowest level of tree canopy coverage of any major city in Australia. We can and must do better.
Luke
,
Mount Barker

We have an amazing opportunity to position ourselves as not only the renewable state but the carbon negative state.

Catherine
,
Evandale
How can green, and building our green footprint, ever be a bad thing? Adelaide - you got this!
Meliesa
,
Willunga South
Biodiversity in both species and plants is fostered by our parks and gardens. A healthy environment fosters a healthy community.
Irene
,
Seaton
To maintain the gorgeous parklands!
Emma
,
Flinders Park
There aren’t enough trees, and there is too much pollution.
Rob
,
Highbury
What a wonderful way to build on the environmental assets we already have in and around Adelaide. This proposal will create a point of difference with other major cities, which hopefully can be harnessed to drive economic benefits for our State as well.
Paul
,
Henley Beach
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
Carina
,
Mawson Lakes
Adelaide is surrounded by parks and has the lovely Torrens River. It is a beautiful city with great weather all year round. It's truly a wonderful city with a national park vibe.
Damian
,
Seaview Downs
We can be at the forefront of sustainability, revegetation and marine environmental protection. We taught the country the effectiveness of return for deposit recycling. Here is another opportunity to engage our community in projects that protect and renew our natural environmental heritage, & encourage people to interact with and enjoy our environment with care.
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.
Chris
,
Adelaide
Because human beings and all other critters thrive in a green environment. We are part of nature and should embrace it.
Julia
,
Klemzig
More trees on verges Developers required to replace greenery bulldozed
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.
Sasha
,
Seaview Downs
To give future generations a cleaner and greener environment in which to live in. Making Adelaide an even more attractive city to reside in.
Olga
,
Seacliff Park

Because of climate change and temperatures raising every year if humans are to survive in this planet we need all of us to work together. We have to achieve less pollution and waste, plant more trees and making cooler cities. Thank you

Pauline
,
Mitcham

To recognise Adelaide’s green beauty and to protect and expand nature for future generations.

Leila
,
Ovingham

Why wouldn’t Adelaide be a park city?!? Too many good reasons.

Lisa
,
WINDSOR GARDENS
Help the community enjoy the peace, active lifestyle and nature. Also having strong connection to helping the environment and wildlife will strengthen Adelaide.
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
Heath
,
Adelaide
Adelaide is designed as a garden city and we should take every opportunity to protect it and enhance it.
Veronica
,
Parkside
I would like to contribute through conducting research in collaboration with all stakeholders involved in this journey.
Scott
,
Darlington
I personally love walking through the beauty that is our city parklands and gardens. Let’s show it off to the world!
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.
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.
Mostyn
,
Unley
Just believe in the circle of parklands surrounding the city centre. The preservation of the hills face is a wonderful legacy
liz
,
Royston park
I would hope that being a National Park city, Adelaide's green spaces will be protected from further degradation and destruction. Preserving these natural and historic spaces is necessary not only for their beauty, but also for the the earth's health, and for the enjoyment of future generations.
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.

Anne
,
MALVERN
We do indeed live in a beautiful city - our parklands especially are unique. But we are losing our tree canopy at an alarming rate. I am hoping that highlighting Adelaide as a National Park City might bring the SA Government on board to improve the legislation which currently makes it so easy to remove our precious trees. Our green spaces and natural environment are critical to our health and wellbeing - the people appreciate this; may it also be realised by State and local government.
Debbie
,
Torrens Park
It has so much potential to be an awesome national park city, given our green belt is already established and protected. This would be so good for our climate, and would be a leading example of how it can be done so well
Saskia
,
Wynn Vale
It will be necessary for humans and nature to be in synergy in the future.
ROBYN
,
Flagstaff Hill
We need to breathe. We need to create a micro climate that supports cooler and wetter Adelaide. Green and outdoors promotes better mental health, social connections and is so much more beautiful than the concrete jungle.
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.
Sarah
,
Blackwood
To improve the wellbeing and quality of life for all residents. To provide space and beauty to breathe, hear birds, not traffic, and be calm. To support wildlife in a time where it is under the greatest stress it has had to face.
Jennifer
,
Linden Park
For all the benefits supported in this initiative. A connection to nature is essential for our well-being. We must value, conserve, restore and expand our green spaces especially with trees to bring back our wildlife, cool our city and purify our air.
Michael
,
Bellevue Heights
I regularly visit the Belair National Park a great SA resource. More such areas just have to be the way to go. I would like access through the parks to be more multi path so the bikes and walkers can enjoy similar tracks in separate lanes making it a safer environment.
James
,
Christie Downs

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

Jenny
,
Lobethal

Adelaide's unique greenbelt design has created a haven for wildlife close to the CBD, in an area from which, in any other circumstance, they would have been displaced, with dire consequences for their colonies. It also provides for a beautiful, calming space for human residents and workers in the city, giving them somewhere close where they can commune with nature to switch off from the stresses of city life and work.  We need to keep and maintain these precious spaces.

leanne
,
Flinders Park
If Adelaide was a National Park city it would be a wonderful place to live, even better than it is now, enabling families and individuals to enjoy nature every day.
Julie
,
5117
All the reasons mentioned above. Its so important to preserve the environment.
Brendan
,
Carey Gully
Everyone's lives are enhanced by green spaces and connection to nature.
Erika
,
Wynn Vale

Parks are important for everyone’s mental health whether they realise it or not.

Rachel
,
WOODSIDE
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
Fran
,
Woodside
Cooler in the summer is all I had to read - green spaces a good for all of us
Mark
,
Adelaide
Adelaide is so unique in its planned green spaces and extending into the suburbs, including garden city style open space provision, which should be protected and developed in a way that enhances its character and function to the community and visitors alike.
Susan
,
Semaphore
Because it is essential
Karyn
,
SEAFORD (SA)
Grow! Grow plants, trees, flowers. Attract native wildlife back.
Chelsea
,
Para Hills
So that people from all suburbs can enjoy the wonder of nature!
Kevin
,
cadellyou
You have to start somewhere and I believe all new developments should have a zero carbon footprint which is ongoing with green spaces
Wolfgang
,
West Lakes
We need more National Park Cities to create positive relationships with nature and each other.
Vaaldir
,
Mawson Lakes
The health benefits, both physical and psychological of having green spaces ... trees and plants and wildlife is unsurpassed! We have the parklands surrounding the CBD which are an untapped natural resource. Let's green them. Many suburbs also have small parks which could do with adding more greenery. Let's go for it!!
Kim
,
Woodcroft

We are already leading the world with renewable energy and having a clean, green environment and being a National Park City is something we could all be very proud of. Our future generations will thank us.

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.
Julie
,
Adelaide Metro area

It is essential that we have open spaces, trees, gardens and sustainable, climate appropriate, energy efficient homes, with space and privacy for all residents - Housing Trust Tenants Association.

Samara
,
5068
For the health and well-being of the citizens of Adelaide, environmental responsibility, to help safeguard the plants and animals in the area and because it's the intelligent way forward!
Delene
,
Mawson Lakes
To show the world that we are connected to nature and we care about nature.
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
Anne
,
Seaton
I want to enjoy my dog walks with more birds and plants and butterflies around me.
Tony
,
Kangaroo Island
The importance of nature and natural experiences in promoting wellness is well known through the "Biophilia Hypothesis". If we take care of nature it will take care of us and this initiative is an excellent starting point.
Bradley Graham
,
Aldinga
Climate change resiliencethrough and increase in biodiversity values.
Ally
,
Marino
Support equitable access to nature for all Adelaidian's.
Robbi
,
Stirling
It gives us a more mindful connection with the land and its importance to our physical and psychological wellbeing, so we can develop our communities and economy in ways that uphold this
Celia
,
Marden
We have the spectacular surrounding parklands and William Light’s clever positioning of our city according to aesthetic as well as climate considerations - this is a unique and special combination to be celebrated and promoted! Love Adelaide.
Grant
,
GREENHILL
Economic, environmental and social benefits.
Fe
,
Clapham
A beautiful peaceful city. Plenty of greens and people are loving and peaceful.
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.
Samantha
,
Stonyfell
Fantastic for Adelaide, the benefits are so broad and this is so important for our future generations.
Barry
,
Felixstow
We should keep Adelaide a green city for future generations
Robert
,
Wynn Vale
International recognition will both help us better appreciate and spruik the benefits of the unique and extensive areas of parklands and other public spaces that are a core element of the layout, function and liveability of the city, as well as to help guide the future discussions and decisions about how best to maximize the benefits of these resources as part of an increasingly urbanised society. Such recognition should form an enhanced basis for how to realise the potential of these wonderful assets for the ever changing needs of those who live, work and visit, and assist in supporting efforts to improve the quality of habitats for our flora and fauna.
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.

Simon
,
Beulah Park
Because we have led the world in environmental initiatives and conservation, and our city has the world class parklands and open spaces.
Lindsay
,
West Beach
Because it's surrounded by parklands and has community keen to keep it green, clean with habitats for its native flora and fauna. We need be a local park city to allow legislation to stop inappropriate development.
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.