Construction begins on SA’s newest nature play

Construction begins on SA’s newest nature play

Con­struc­tion of the nature play space at Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta is well under­way, with mas­sive stone works moved into place and large struc­tur­al ele­ments such as the tree tow­er under devel­op­ment offsite.

The nature play space is being built in part­ner­ship with City of Mar­i­on, and will fea­ture res­cued and recy­cled nat­ur­al mate­ri­als from across our state includ­ing beau­ti­ful hard­wood trees, such as riv­er red and spot­ted gum trees. These trees were des­tined for fire­wood but will now have a sec­ond life in the nature play space.

Due for com­ple­tion lat­er this year, the space will pro­vide excit­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple of all abil­i­ties to play, learn and explore the won­ders of nature. Acces­si­ble fea­tures will include a see­saw, spin­ner, creek cross­ing and fos­sil dig table.

There are also many oth­er park fea­tures in var­i­ous stages of con­struc­tion, includ­ing pic­nic and bar­beque facil­i­ties, a green lawn area for play, look­outs, her­itage inter­pre­ta­tion, Kau­r­na cul­tur­al ele­ments and mul­ti-use trails across the park con­nect­ing key locations.

While it is still pos­si­ble to access some areas of the park at this time, for vis­i­tor safe­ty and to pre­vent dam­age to sec­tions under devel­op­ment, please don’t walk through con­struc­tion areas. 

We will keep vis­i­tors informed as new expe­ri­ences are com­plet­ed and ready for the pub­lic to enjoy. 

Stay up-to-date with the progress of the park’s trans­for­ma­tion by sub­scrib­ing to the eNews via the Glen­thorne Nation­al Park web­site.