On This Spot!
Notable Places in the City of Adelaide

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Bring the City of Adelaide’s hidden history and changing landscape to life with this interactive map.

Learn about the City of Adelaide’s social and cultural history - the people, places and events - with information available for over 80+ locations.

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A place of Change

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

A Victorian Landscape

Did you know that Brougham Gardens is a typical Victorian la...

Brougham Gardens / Tantutitingga (Park 29)

Adelaide - Qingdao Rose Garden

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Adelaide Himeji Garden: a place for contemplation

Did you know that hidden behind this hedge is a magnificent ...

Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

Adelaide’s First Commercial Garden - where exactly...

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

Between Two Bridges

Grundy Gardens (Park 12)

Boating on the Torrens

Grundy Gardens (Park 12)

Bullrush Root Place

Did you know that this part of the River was the source of b...

Bullrush Park / Warnpangga (Park 10)

Bundey's Paddock / Tidlangga: Part of Light’s Plan

Did you know this Park was known a 'Bundey's Paddock' in the...

Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9)

Camping along the Torrens

In the City of Adelaide during the Great Depression, it was ...

Helen Mayo Park (Park 27)

Centre for swimming in Adelaide / Part of Light’s ...

Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla (Park 2)

City to Port: A Railway Across the Torrens

Did you know our State-owned railways began with the opening...

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

Commemorating SA Light Horsemen

Did you know that this place commemorates the South Australi...

Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13)

Cows Only!

Did you know that in 1963 there were well over a thousand li...

Mary Lee Park (Park 27B)

Crossing the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

Barr Smith Walk (Park 26)

Deceased Workers Memorial Forest: remembering thos...

John E Brown Park (Park 27A)

Denise Norton

Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla (Park 2)

Dr Duncan: A life tragically lost but a state tran...

Did you know that South Australia was the first state in Aus...

Grundy Gardens (Park 12)

East Terrace Glover Playground: one of the first c...

Did you know the early Park Lands playgrounds included a wom...

King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina (Park 15)

Elder Park: Adelaide's first 'pleasure gardens'

Elder Park (Park 26)

Electric Light Cricket: A uniquely South Australia...

Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)

Elm Carriageway: a clue to a bygone era

Did you know there is an elegant avenue which meanders throu...

Carriageway Park / Tuthangga (Park 17)

Emigration Square

Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24)

Former gateway to Australia’s first sewerage syste...

Did you know that Adelaide was the first city in Australia t...

Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25)

From Slaughterhouse to Playground

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

Gladys Elphick

Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25) honours the life a...

Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25)

Glenelg Service Reservoir and Bench Mark: Our hidd...

Did you know that the history of water supply in the driest ...

Carriageway Park / Tuthangga (Park 17)

Glover playground in the North

Did you know that Adelaide was a leader in providing playgro...

Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)

Grundy Gardens: Not Grungy Gardens!

Grundy Gardens (Park 12)

Hawker’s Paddock – the birthplace of the North Ade...

In 1881 a group of schoolboys played football on this sectio...

Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)

Hidden Depths

Did you know that beneath this mound is a brick-vaulted rese...

Reservoir Park / Kangatilla (Park 4)

Hindmarsh Square / Mukarta 'head' (King John's wif...

Hindmarsh Square / Mukata is one of six public squares in th...

Hindmarsh Square / Mukata

Home of Memorials

Peace Park (Park 12)

Home of the Wattle Grove

Did you know that ‘mirnu wirra’ is the Kaurna word for Golde...

Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)

Honouring the Planning of the Park Lands

Did you know that pityarra is the Kaurna word for the marshm...

Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19)

Hurtle Square / Tangkaira

Hurtle Square / Tangkaira is one of six public squares in th...

Hurtle Square / Tangkaira

Josie Agius

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Kainkawirra Waadlakatha / Sir Douglas Nicholls Bri...

Mistletoe Park / Tainmuntilla (Park 11)

Kaurna Camping Ground

This park is called Pirltawardli ('Possum Place') because th...

Helen Mayo Park (Park 27)

Lefevre Park: a rural landscape in the city centre

Did you know that horses have been agisted in this park sinc...

Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)

Lie of the Land: universal symbols of home

G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23)

Light Square / Wauwi

Light Square / Wauwi is one of six public squares in the Cit...

Light Square / Wauwi

Light’s Vision: the place to understand Colonel Li...

Tarntanya Wama (Park 26)

Look beyond Adelaide High School

Did you know that the design of the Adelaide High School was...

Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24)

Magarey Grove

A living tribute to South Australia's football heroes

Tarntanya Wama (Park 26)

More history than you’d think

Did you know that the first golf players here had to watch o...

Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1)

Named After An Early Kaurna Man

Did you know that Pangki Pangki was the name of a local Kaur...

Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki (Park 28)

Named After Two Historical Figures

Did you know that this park is named after two historical fi...

Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13)

Nantu Wama: a rural landscape in the centre of the...

Did you know this Park is the last remaining area used for g...

Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)

Nellie Raminyemmerin: a link to the past

Did you know this Park is named after two important historic...

Frome Park / Nellie Raminyemmerin (Park 11)

Old Quarries & Underground Tunnels

Torrens Parade Grounds (Park 12)

Olive Groves: the first agriculture in the colony

Did you know olives have been grown in the City of Adeladie ...

King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina (Park 15)

Osmond Gardens: showcasing garden design of the ea...

Did you know that you can learn a lot about early garden des...

Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)

Part of Light’s Plan

Did you know Bragg Park is named after the 1915 Nobel prize ...

Bragg Park / Ngampa Yarta (Park 5)

Pennington Gardens West: setting for Adelaide Oval

Pennington Gardens (Park 26)

Pinky Flat: A Kaurna camping ground

Pinky Flat (Park 26)

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden

Memorial Gardens (Park 12)

Princess Elizabeth Playspace

Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)

Recognising South Australia's pioneer women

Did you know that this garden was developed by the Women’s C...

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden (Park 12)

Rifles, Radishes & Revegetation

Did you know that walyu is likely to have been a major food ...

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Road History / Britannia Intersection

This entry point has seen horses, trams and many different l...

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Site of Arbor Day

Did you know that the first Arbor Day in South Australia was...

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Snake Park / Koala Farm

Peace Park (Park 12)

Swim-Throughs in the Torrens

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when the Rive...

Helen Mayo Park (Park 27)

Tainmuntilla

Mistletoe Park / Tainmuntilla (Park 11)

The changing face of Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka

Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14)

The Circus Comes to Town

Circuses have always had a colourful history in the City of ...

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

The Former Kent Town Waterworks

Did you know that three and a half acres in the north-easter...

Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13)

The Olive Groves / Kuntingga: A Mediterranean Visi...

Did you know that olives were first planted in the city of A...

The Olive Groves / Kuntingga (Park 7)

The Olive Groves / Parngutilla: A Mediterranean Vi...

Did you know that the Park Lands olive groves played and imp...

The Olive Groves / Parngutilla (Park 8)

The Palais de Danse

Elder Park (Park 26)

The Park of Adelaide’s First Playground

Did you know that the Kaurna translation of Kurangga is blue...

Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)

The site of diverse memorials

Did you know that here on the banks of the River Torrens / K...

Angas Gardens (Park 12)

The South Australian National War Memorial: In com...

A city memorial to those who fought in the First World War.

ANZAC Walk

The Transformation of Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli

This Park is the largest of the named parks in the City of A...

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

The West Terrace Cemetery and more!

Did you know that the West Terrace Cemetery is Adelaide’s ol...

G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23)

Veale Gardens: a vision from an international stud...

Did you know that Veale Gardens was a flat area used for ten...

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Victoria Park / Kaurna Culture

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi has great importance to South A...

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Victoria Park Racecourse : Part of our social hist...

Did you know that racing in the earliest days of the colony ...

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Victoria Park Racecourse: The Park of horse power

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Victoria Park: The First Racecourse (Historic Buil...

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Vietnamese Boat People Memorial

Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12)

Water Police Station: A State Heritage Place

Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12)

Wattle Grove and Dardanelles Memorial

Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)

Weather observations return to West Terrace Park L...

Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24)

Wellington Square / Kudnartu

Wellington Square / Kudnartu is one of six public squares in...

Wellington Square / Kudnartu

White Cedar Avenue / Park Lands features around Ad...

Tarntanya Wama (Park 26)

Whitmore Square / Ivaritji

Whitmore Square / Ivaritji is one of six public squares in t...

Whitmore Square / Iparrityi

Will the emu get caught for dinner?

Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19)

Women’s War Memorial Gardens

Did you know that this memorial was funded by the women of S...

Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12)

‘King Lundie’ & Lundie Gardens

This park is named for Frank Lundie, a man who stood up for ...

Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)
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