Community

Community

Thousands of people helped to shape the master plan for Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta at the community open days in 2019.

The community has an ongoing opportunity to contribute to the creation of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta by joining the precinct’s dedicated volunteer program, the Glenthorne Action Team where they can participate in bushcare and planting activities.

Volunteering at Glenthorne

The community has an ongoing opportunity to contribute to the creation of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta by joining the precinct’s dedicated volunteer program, the Glenthorne Action Team where they can participate in bushcare and planting activities.

Glenthorne Partnership

Local community has been at the heart of Glenthorne for decades. The Glenthorne Partnership was established in 2018 to provide important community insight, ideas and perspectives, and help make decisions to ensure the park meets community needs and expectations.

The group included community members with connections to surrounding ‘Friends of Parks’ volunteer groups, the Kaurna community, the City of Marion, the local business association and local R-12 school.

The group was integral in developing the vision for Glenthorne and were heavily involved in the 2019 community open days which shaped the park’s master plan.

While the Glenthorne Partnership’s active role in the project came to an end in June 2021, members of the partnership will remain involved in relevant projects and activities as the creation of the park continues to unfold.

Traditional Owners

The Kaurna People are the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the greater Adelaide region, including Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.

Working together to achieve a shared vision will help strengthen respect for Kaurna Culture, support the Kaurna People in their aspirations for the future and benefit the creation and management of Glenthorne National Park for all park visitors.

South Metro District Ranger Service

The ranger station at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is the home base for rangers servicing national parks in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide including parks in the Glenthorne Precinct, Onkaparinga River Recreation Park, Onkaparinga River National Park, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, and Moana Sands Conservation Park.

Ranger Courtney Heinjus and Senior Ranger Jae Ellis

Meet the South Metro District rangers

Meet Steve, Bec, Courtney, Jae, Kurtis, and Tom – the rangers assigned to look after parks across the southern area of metropolitan Adelaide, including Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.