Across the precinct – Marino Conservation Park

Across the precinct – Marino Conservation Park

The Glen­thorne precinct will stretch far beyond the Glen­thorne prop­er­ty. Get to know the oth­er parks and parcels of land that will form part of this excit­ing net­work of nat­ur­al spaces.

The cre­ation of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park will see coor­di­nat­ed park plan­ning and man­age­ment across sev­er­al impor­tant parcels of land includ­ing the Glen­thorne prop­er­ty, O’Halloran Hill Recre­ation Park, Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park, Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park and Hap­py Val­ley Reservoir.

Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park is locat­ed 18 kilo­me­tres south of Ade­laide and offers vis­i­tors expan­sive coastal views over Brighton, Glenelg, Grange and the Mari­no Rocks Lighthouse.

The park con­serves the last remain­ing strands of coastal heath veg­e­ta­tion along this sec­tion of Adelaide’s coast­line and if you fol­low its Botan­i­cal Trail – a 1.4km mod­er­ate loop walk – you’ll learn more about the local veg­e­ta­tion thanks to the inter­pre­tive sig­nage along the way.

Dogs are also wel­come in Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park, but only if they are walked on a lead no longer than 2 metres and stick to the trails.

There are some excit­ing improve­ments on the way for Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park as part of the addi­tion­al invest­ment secured for the cre­ation of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park in the 2019 – 20 State Bud­get.

Over the course of the next few months the fol­low­ing improve­ments will be made to Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park:

  • a new asphalt car park, includ­ing acces­si­ble car park­ing at the Bun­dar­ra Dri­ve entrance
  • upgrades to the cur­rent Botan­i­cal Trail, includ­ing widen­ing it to improve access
  • upgrades to the exist­ing look­out area to include more seating.

Find out more about the oth­er parks and parcels of land that will form part of the Glen­thorne precinct.

Main image: Artist’s impres­sion of tim­ber seat­ing at the exist­ing look­out area in Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park.