Head along to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve’s opening event

Head along to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve’s opening event

Anoth­er piece of the puz­zle in the Glen­thorne Precinct is about to come alive – Hap­py Val­ley Reser­voir Reserve.

And the best part, you’re invit­ed to the offi­cial opening. 

After 120 years, this gor­geous spot to the east of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta will be open to the pub­lic for the first time on 11 December. 

Reser­voirs SA is cel­e­brat­ing with an action-packed day of live enter­tain­ment, fam­i­ly activ­i­ties and inter­ac­tive nature play on the SA Water site.

About the event

Gates open at 9 am ready for the for­mal open­ing cer­e­mo­ny will com­mence at 9:30 am. Sched­uled events will run until 3 pm, with the reser­voir reserve remain­ing open until 8 pm, which is its nor­mal clos­ing time dur­ing day­light savings.

There’s plen­ty to do when you get there:

  • Dis­cov­er the mag­ic of this 600-hectare nat­ur­al refuge, home to native wildlife, land and water birds, fresh­wa­ter fish, insect and plant life. 
  • Bring your own kayak or canoe and explore over 110 hectares of water and shore­line. There are also kayaks for hire, pad­dling lessons and reser­voir tours cour­tesy of Pad­dle SA.
  • Hunt for out­door trea­sure along the geo­cache trail. Explore on foot or hire a moun­tain bike free of charge on the day. 

You can also take part in:

  • water­colour paint­ing workshops
  • clay dec­o­ra­tion making
  • guid­ed nature walks
  • inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences with water bugs and oth­er live invertebrates
  • tree plant­i­ng.

A range of food trucks will serve deli­cious food and fresh­ly brewed cof­fee. The main event hub will fea­ture a stage to host live music and enter­tain­ment through­out the day, with a spec­tac­u­lar view of the reser­voir as the per­fect backdrop.

The open­ing day is when the fun begins, but there will be plen­ty to keep you active and enter­tained all year-round at this spe­cial site. Find out more about what you can do at Hap­py Val­ley Reser­voir Reserve by vis­it­ing the web­site.