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Concept images of recreation hub released

Concept images have been released of the nature play and visitor hub precinct for Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, showing a vision for a thriving environmental and recreational space.

The vibrant Nature Play Precinct, a joint initiative between the state government and City of Marion, will feature many attractions for people of all ages and abilities, including a maze walk, tree tower and an obstacle course amongst other major attractions.

Meanwhile the broader visitor hub will have plenty of green, open space for people to enjoy, with features such as a restored creek line, timber boardwalk, heritage barn area, and plenty of red gums and historic pine trees.

Here’s a taste of what these works could look like:


1 – The heritage barn area.


2 – Tree sculptures with interpretation, stories to reflect bird spirits.  


3 – Rock fossils for etching and rubbing at the fossil dig log table. 


4 – Restored creek line and large grass area, as well as an event space to the right.


5 – A timber boardwalk that straddles the Heritage and Nature Play Precincts.


6 –Looking towards Nature Play Precinct and exit road. 

Please note: renders are for illustrative purposes only. These may be subject to change due to safety audit, tender or cost management. Rocks and trees will differ upon supply.

Once construction is complete, there will be plenty for families to do and see in Adelaide’s second metropolitan national park right in the heart of the southern suburbs.


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