New National Park:
Glenthorne
National Park

New National Park:
Glenthorne
National Park

We have brought together previously inaccessible and underutilised land to create a new national park in the middle of Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

What we said we'd do

Create a new national park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

What we've done

In May 2020 the Marshall Liberal Government opened Adelaide’s newest national park – Glenthorne National Park.

Glenthorne National Park has picnic areas, walking/cycling trails, heritage buildings and more. A new park ranger station has been established on the site and tens of thousands of trees have been planted.

In the future Glenthorne National Park will also include camping areas, a nature play area and, in December 2021, the Happy Valley Reservoir was opened for the first time in over 120 years – just one of South Australia’s reservoirs that are being opened under the Marshall Liberal Government.

Opening Glenthorne National Park is part of our government’s record investment in national parks, ensuring our precious environment is protected and people are able to enjoy our parks for generations to come.

What it means for you

  • Access to beautiful open spaces, including Happy Valley Reservoir, that were previously locked away
  • Protecting our precious environment now and in the future
  • Increased nature-based tourism creating more jobs for South Australians

Policy snapshot

  • The Marshall Liberal Government opened Adelaide’s newest national park – Glenthorne National Park – in May 2020.
  • This precinct is bigger than Belair National Park and includes picnic areas, walking/cycling trails, and heritage buildings with more to come
  • Includes the newly opened Happy Valley Reservoir
  • Part of our record investment in South Australia’s national parks.
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We have brought together previously inaccessible and underutilised land to create a new national park in the middle of Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

We have brought together previously inaccessible and underutilised land to create a new national park in the middle of Adelaide’s southern suburbs.