West Park Lands

Old meets new

Take a step back to the earliest days in Adelaide and explore West Terrace Cemetery and Adelaide Gaol, both steeped in history. The West Park Lands is not just about the past, people of all ages use the playspaces, environmental trails, fitness trails and stations, and myriad sporting fields and courts for Aussie Rules, cricket, lacrosse and tennis. 

History buffs may be keen to explore West Terrace Cemetery, one of the country's oldest cemeteries but for those keen to avoid the ghosts, Wirrarninthi Wetlands may hold more appeal. Explore the 2.1km Wirrarninthi Environmental Education Trail to discover a range of natural features in the park. A series of sculptures mark points along the way to enourage thought about different elements of the environment around us.

Features include:

West Terrace Cemetery | Wirrarninthi wetlands | Kingston Gardens and Rotunda | sporting field | West Terrace Playspace | BBQ/picnic area | pavillion | cycling/walking trails | Caroline Clark Memorial Garden

Thousands of students spend their days learning at Adelaide High School but you don't need to be a student to use the sporting facilities in this park. There are multiple fields for soccer and Aussie rules football, tennis and basketball courts, public outdoor fitness stations and the Park Lands Trail cycling and walking/running trial traversing the park.

Features include:

Adelaide High School | major outdoor event space | 6 tennis courts | 5 sporting fields | open woodlands | fitness stations | cycling/walking trails

Explore Narnungga Urban Forest to soak in the beauty of this contemporary woodland park. You'll find indigenous planting, walking trails and sculptures to investigate. Or join the many people who use the park to play Aussie Rules, cricket, lacrosse and tennis. Stay for a picnic and enjoy the BBQ facilities with friends and family.

Features include:

landscaped gardens with water features | Narnungga Urban Forest | picnic and BBQ facilities | sculptures | historic Pepper trees | ovals for cricket, lacross and Aussie Rules | tennis courts x6 | public art | cycling/walking trails