Update on visitor hub and nature play space
Following weather delays and new nature play additions – the visitor hub, trails and nature play space at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta are expected to open in the first half of 2023.
While construction was expected to be completed this year, the above average rainfall in South Australia during winter and spring made many areas of the park too muddy for the major works planned, which has delayed its completion.
Secondly, thanks to further investment from the City of Marion, we are happy to announce that the nature play space at the park will be expanded to be even bigger and better. The expansion of the nature play space will feature new additions including a flying fox, rope traverse, stepping logs and other fun elements for children of all ages to enjoy.
Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is a unique project, with a national park being created from land that was previously used for agricultural purposes. The revegetation, restoration and construction works to bring the park to life are significant.
With the warmer, drier months ahead, completion of these works is expected in the first half of 2023.
In the meantime, visitors are welcome, but please be mindful that some areas of the park, including the nature play space, are closed while construction continues. Please follow signage and rangers’ instructions at all times.
Read on to find out about the things you can see and do at the park right now.