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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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

Daniel
,
Belair
Cities are living things. People, bugs, bees, plants, soil, birds, and trees. All of them have a role....connecting green space and making Adelaide a leading city integrating greener places is not a choice...it is critical to deal with a changing climate.
kevin
,
Marion

It deserves it!

Clare
,
Hillbank
It will bring out the natural beauty of Adelaide. It will allow people to experience nature and how to preserve it more close to home.
Stephanie
,
Adelaide

I am signing this charter because I am passionate about Adelaide's Park Lands and believe we should be creating more wild areas along our rivers connecting the coast to the hills. However, I cannot see how the State Government can promote the National Park City agenda with the left hand, while the right hand is rezoning 1/10th of our National Heritage-listed River Torrens to enable high rise development across the heartland of our Park Lands. Left hand please talk to right hand!

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
Justin
,
Heathfield
In 1829 John Claudius Loudon designed a concept plan for london which had concentric rings of parklands, designed as breathing spaces. That concept plan was instead applied to Adelaide. We must understand the philosophy behind this plan and conserve what we still have left.
Colin
,
Mawson Lakes
City surrounded by parks, linear parks throughout the suburbs -e.g. Torrens, Dry Creek, Little Para.
Mary
,
Nuriootpa

Its proven beyond a doubt that green spaces enhance our wellbeing, reduce heat in cities and bring us closer to nature. Instead of seeing green spaces as something to exploit we need to be looking at expanding green spaces - for the good of the planet, the people, the plants, insects, birds and animals. Put us more in touch with our environment rather than further detached. We are one planet!

Michael
,
BLACKWOOD
Because everyone should reconnect with the environment.
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.
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
Lisa
,
Toorak Gardens
We are nothing without our natural habitat
Lee
,
Rosewater
Adelaide is the home of many environmentally conscious people. We can do this successfully.
Adrian
,
Tusmore
Protecting our green spaces will help make this city even more liveable
Maria
,
Kensington
It's a beautiful city. Let's plant more trees to help keep it clean & fresh.
Jodi
,
Daw Park
Adelaide people are proud of our parklands, our gardens, and our national parks! Let's get more interactive! Community gardens, native foods, planted out verges, more trees and habitat!
Ben
,
Kensington Gardens
Becoming a National Park city will allow Adelaide to increase tourism, biodiversity and boost the economy.
Ann
,
Evandale

It will provide a greater habitat, protection and food source especially for our birdlife, wildlife, bees and butterflies. We need more cover trees to protect our birds from predators like sparrow hawks, eagles, from hot weather and trees that don’t lose their leaves during the harsh winter rain season too. More importantly, native trees, plants, bushes, flowers to provide sustenance and food for our birds. Including non natives like oak trees as the leaves are a great food source for almost all caterpillars to developed into butterflies so more oak trees and other plants/flowers which provides food sources for our butterflies and let’s not forget our bees which have become extremely depleted and scarce in the past decades. In addition, more water fountains and man made small lakes in our parklands to provide fresh water for our birds and wildlife during the hot summers too.


In conclusion unless you plant native and other trees, plants, bushes and flowers that provide food sustenance for our wildlife you will not be able to attract and healthily sustain the birds, bees, butterflies or any native wildlife in our parks.

Planting lots and lots of trees, plants, vegetation, bushes, gardens also cleans and purifies the city air from all the traffic pollution too. Aesthetically it provide a wonderful environment for locals to enjoy and coexist and for our visiting tourists.

Samela
,
Norwood
Colonel Light had the idea. Parklands are "lungs of the city" - now let's enable the urban sprawl to breathe, too. And to stand green and aloft in this troubled world.
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!!
Steph
,
Frewville
As a city, we have inherited a great legacy of preserved parkland within our built environment, rather than epic concrete spawl. Now is the time to step up to the challenge and ensure the greater greener future.
Mary
,
Skye

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

Philip
,
Glengowrie
To improve our quality of life and support nature
Alison
,
Henley Beach South
To protect green space and promote stronger connections with Kaurna and other First Nations people.
Sean
,
Trinity Gardens
Our National Park City will be the conduit for the love of life!
david
,
adelaide 5000
Adelaide has a ring of parklands with a wide biodiversity. It is a beautiful city to live in and this proposal will support the natural environment.
Gisele
,
Adelaide
Bring people closer, and i believe it can help with the impact of pollution and climate change. i think it can also be a good chance to bring more homes to animals.
Alan
,
Coromandel Valley
Let's show the world that Adelaide is a City that highly values its interaction with Nature and strives to continually improve it.
Anita
,
Adelaide
Trees, plants, parks, gardens and nature spaces make all the difference to not only our quality of life as humans but are also essential for animals, birds, insects and other critters to thrive and be happy :)
Rachel
,
WOODSIDE
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
James
,
Old Reynella
This sounds like a really positive idea with lots of benefits.
Mike
,
Paralowie
Weve lost so much over the last 200 years and many of us need to listen and re tune to nature for humanities sake before its too late, and for society as a whole be able to function better into the nxt generations
Steve
,
Hazelwood park
Stop over development of Adelaide by Greedy business people.
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!
Alexander
,
Clearview
We live in a wonderful city, let’s make it perfect and bring nature closer to our doorstep and lead the country in becoming the most lovable city.
Gray
,
Beaumont
To enhance our beautiful life we have in Adelaide
Emilio
,
Henley Beach
Green places make people happier
Alice
,
Port Noarlunga
Greenery improves everything, from the environment to mental health. It’s a no-brainer
Danielle
,
Ashford
When I was a little girl I lived in the country. when we flew into Adelaide I would look down at all the trees throughout the city and think it looked like an enormous park. If our city still has so many trees we are halfway there.
Erica
,
Gilberton
Adelaide has an amazing advantage to many other cities in the world. Not only does Adelaide have a spectacularly vast and rich flora that creates ideal microhabitats for our local wildlife species, but it also has a human community whose lives are closely intertwined and connected to nature, providing deep understanding and respect for the biodiversity that surrounds them. Let's take Adelaide a step forward!
Janet
,
Tusmore
We need to make Adelaide climate resilient, green and attract tourists through our nature based tourism not just for ourselves but foe our future generations. How awesome would it be to be the second in the world to achieve National Park City title
Jasmine
,
Modbury north
To recognise the unique beauty of our native ecosystem and create a love for saving our environment.
Susana
,
Glandore

It will help Adelaide to face the Climate Change.

Paula
,
Netherby
Because I’m committed to the environmental cause and believe this is a good idea.
Jennifer
,
Northfield

The natural world sustains us and it's up to us to sustain it. If Adelaide becomes an official National Park City, I believe it will remind people how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place and give us a new appreciation of our home.

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.
Cate
,
Prospect
Adelaide is a incredibly beautiful city with so much opportunity for its community to connect with nature at every moment. It reflects fabulous open spaces, coastal environments, local parks and nature, areas of conservation, and so much more with opportunity for sustainable development that links people with the environment.
thuy
,
woodville gardens
green is the future we all need to “cool” down the planet. we all have a responsibility and need to do more make our environment as planet friendly as possible
Jon
,
Forestville
It already has so many great green spaces so we are Half we there.
Sue
,
West croydon
Mitigate climate change effects, beautify and make it a more liveable city.
Emma
,
Flinders Park
There aren’t enough trees, and there is too much pollution.
Vanessa
,
Kingswood

Why not? We live in a city where we have this wonderful opportunity to make a difference and show the world that Adelaide (Australia) is listening. So let's do this for our planet; let's be the change we know we can be!

Matt
,
Norwood
Truly deserving as it’s a city in a park- planned layout in 1836 has helped future proof our city and community
Lindl
,
Birkenhead
Enough is enough. If we don't learn to live with nature, there is no future.
Andrew
,
Panorama
Sustainable cities are the future
Ross
,
Aberfoyle Park
We need to have more green areas which have locally indigenous plants in the city. Places where tourists could go and see the local plants that live here.
Carolyn
,
Cowandilla
Let's not only protect but increase our green spaces throughout the Adelaide City council to create an oasis within our city
Megan
,
Tea Tree Gully
We do a lot of sustainability here at Salisbury East High School, including a sustainability garden and I'd like to see the whole of Adelaide/S.A be as green and sustainable as possible : )
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
Anita
,
ADELAIDE
To allow native wildlife and flora to rehabilitate, to surround our amazing city with nature, to show respect for the land
Danielle
,
Panorama
Adelaide has the most unique micro climate weather which makes for such diverse natural spaces to explore. I love that in summer, grasses go gold and it maintains a green canopy. More and more councils are greening their communities to add to our beautiful and unique natural environment.
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.
Corey
,
Seacliff
Because it will improve the amenity and enjoyment of our city, it will create many, many more spaces for our flora and fauna to live and thrive in. It will also contribute to the lessening of our impact on climate change.
Rod
,
St Georges
More funding for environmental projects.
Lucy
,
Hilton
Green spaces have a direct link with health and wellbeing. This is an investment in Adelaide’s future.
Paul
,
Brooklyn Park
Our parklands make our city truly unique and these amazing green spaces deserve world wide recognition!
James
,
Seaford Rise
It's a great place to live - let's make it better!
Stu
,
Croydon Park
Because Adelaide is already such a beautiful city, let's make it greener!
Glenn
,
Lower Mitcham
We need to do everything we can to encourage wildlife to thrive in Adelaide and to combat climate change.
Hayley
,
Golden grove
It’ll be good for Adelaide to be a role model. It already prides itself on the green space it already possesses
April
,
Torrensville
We have beautiful historical parks which 1. Deserve to be maintained and preserved and b. All of our trees mitigate climate change.
Quentin
,
Crafers
To showcase our city as a world class example of how living, fostering and respecting nature can be done successfully.
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.
Valdis
,
North Adelaide

Perfect fit with Adelaide.

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.
Paul
,
Henley Beach
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
Kirsten
,
Parkside
We already have a very livable city, but still have room for improvement across the city.
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.
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
Annette
,
Norwood
Adelaide’s unique Light’s Vision parklands are a great foundation from which to move forward as a National Park City
Maura
,
Urrbrae
Adelaide should and could be a National Park city. Let us work together today for a greener city centre.
Deborah
,
Woodchester
I am blessed to live in a quiet rural area, it would be awesome for everyone to get to experience the joy of watching wildlife everyday, to have that connection with nature.
Lou
,
Clarence gardens
Our world is crying out for a halt to the destruction of our natural environment. Adelaide has the unique opportunity to be an example of how we can embrace our beautiful parklands to benefit us all
Yeannee
,
Northgate
It would draw more attention from the world, and increase in tourism for South Australia!
Indie
,
Parafield Gardens
Adelaide is already a beautiful city. But it would be great to continue to improve and grow.
Rebecca
,
Happy Valley
It is so needed worldwide to take care of our land.
Neil
,
St Morris
It just makes sense.
Gerti
,
Adelaide
In the wake of increasing urbanisation and the challenges of a changing climate, this initiative could help draw attention to the urgent need to protect and enhance existing greenspace and to reimagine greener, more resilient urban futures.
Tuesday
,
WOODVILLE PARK
Greening and access to nature will be vital to the future of Adelaide, and to create a liveable healthy active city.
Kristian
,
Devon Park
Adelaide is well placed to demonstrating how a city developing alongside nature enriches the quality of life for its people.
Mark
,
Rostrevor

Every time my friends and family visit from overseas or interstate they can not believe the beauty we have at our doorstep. Keep the habitat health and our mental health and wellness will only continue to improve. Always take the time to stop and see nature in all its forms.

Siobhan
,
Morphett Vale
We are in the age of the anthropocene and we need to nurture ours, and the next generations, connection with nature in order to understand the value and importance and urgency of change. Having more green spaces will help us to be more aware and connected.
Ally
,
Marino
Support equitable access to nature for all Adelaidian's.
To y
,
Lewiston
Need more trees
William
,
Adelaide
To protect our standard of living.
Sue
,
Kensington Park
Protect our trees and stop developers cutting down so many and putting so much concrete around buildings
Melinda
,
Eden Hills
To encourage a greater connection with nature.
Anthea
,
KINGS PARK
A cleaner, green environment with beautiful open spaces for nature and people are so important now and for the future.
Peter
,
Mawson Lakes
Protect the surviving wild life, plants, living things.
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