Riverbank Park Lands

Adelaide's hub for culture, sports, flora and fauna

If you only have 24 hours in the City of Adelaide, there’s a good chance you’ll end up along the stunning Riverbank. A cornucopia of offerings await; you’ll find world-class arts and cultural events and festivals, heart-pumping sporting events, and some of Adelaide’s most culturally significant institutions. Soak up the sweeping views across the River Torrens while you work out or connect with flora or fauna to the east at the Adelaide Zoo or Botanic Garden.

Rolling hills scattered with towering Moreton Bay fig trees set this park apart from its neighbouring green spaces. Perfect for a walk along the Riverbank, hike up a hill or to play a round of golf or tennis.

North Adelaide Golf Course has two 18-hole courses to challenge experienced golfers and a Par 3 course ideal for casual golfers and families. The "19th Hole Pro Shop & Bar" offers sandwiches, hot food, beer, wine and coffee.

Features include:

golf courses | tennis courts x2 | bushland 

The 2.2km running loop, four fitness stations and multiple ovals in this park provide plenty of opportunities to get fit. The Adelaide Archery Club is also located here if that is more your style. This park houses the Soldier's Memorial Gardens as well as the City's nursery. Green thumbs will love the mulch and green waste recycling at the Green Waste Recycling Centre, accessible to all.

Features include:

2.2km walking/running trail | sporting fields | Adelaide Archery Club | fitness stations | City of Adelaide Nursery and Green Waste Recycling Centre | Athel Pines, Moreton Bay Fig trees, Lemon Scented Gums | sculpture works along the Riverbank

This much loved and well visited corner of the Adelaide Park Lands features many favourites for locals and visitors including the Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Botanic Park and the National Wine Centre of Australia. This is also the home of key biodiversity areas which run adjacent to the River Torrens linear trail. Keep an eye on "Lot Fourteen" which is repurposing the old Royal Adelaide Hospital to be a hub for industry including science, technology and media and creative fields.

Features include:

Adelaide Botanic Gardens | Botanic Park | Adelaide Zoo | Frome Park | National Wine Centre | new Botanic High School | "Lot Fourteen" at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital Site | Sculpture Park | biodiversity areas

This peaceful park is a recently restored area of the Park Lands. It provides a peaceful respite adjacent the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Lot 14, Botanic High School and surrounds.

Location, location, location. Whether you're here for fitness, commuting or leisure, the paved paths with gorgeous views along the Riverbank makes all the difference to your walking, running or cycling experience. If you're looking for a place to quietly reflect, the many formal gardens and memorials provide opportunities to find out more about our South Australia's history.

Features include:

Prince Henry Gardens | Grundy Gardens | Angas Gardens | Peace Park | Garden of Remembrance | Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden | Torrens Parade Grounds | Boat Sheds | University areas | 3 sporting fields | running loop | self-guided walking trails 

Whether you're looking for a world-class arts and cultural experience or a heart pumping sporting event, this is the place to be. The Adelaide Festival Centre in Festival Plaza is a hive of live performance. It hosts multiple festivals and is home to State Theatre Company, Australian Dance Theatre, State Opera, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Cross the bridge to visit world renowned Adelaide Oval to see the AFL or international cricket stars giving their all or head to Memorial Drive Park next door to see the international tennis stars. For a quieter, more reflective moment, take in the sweeping views at Light's Vision, the statue of Colonel William Light, at Montefiore Hill looking out at the city he was instrumental in founding.

Features include:

Adelaide Oval | Elder Park | Festival Plaza | Barr Smith Walk | Memorial Drive Park | Cresswell Gardens | Stella Bowen Park | Pennington Gardens West | Light's Vision at Montefiore Hill | cricket ovals | tennis courts | Riverbank Precinct | Paddle Boats | Popeye | Pavillion | Pinky Flat | pond and roses | BBQ and picnic areas | Sir Donald Bradman statue | running loops | cycling/walking trails

Climb, swing and spin your way through the playspace here and watch as the children's imaginations fire on all cylinders. Watch their delight as they investigate the water play options here (don't forget to pack a change of clothes!). Kids on two wheels, especially those just getting started, might like to head to the SAPOL Learn-to-Ride School (if it's not being used for formal lessons) to practice their cycling skills.

Features include:

accessible playspace | picnic facilities, model boat pond | Adelaide Gaol | olive grove | SA Police Barracks including paddock for Police horses | SAPOL Learn-to-Ride School | BBQs | creeks | grassy plaza | biodiversity site | Helen Mayo Park | Kate Cocks Park 

Follow the Bunyip Trail based on the story "the Bunyip of Berkleys Creek" you'll find activities about local flora and fauna. The trail is 260m long and ends at the Billabong. Download the Bunyip Trail activity book for a deeper understanding of our environment. The trail is open at specific times and seasons and has a number of hazards to be aware of here.

Features include:

Bunyip Trail | Billabong | Cyclocross

Want to grow your own food but don't have the space to start? Join the green thumbs at the Park Terrace Community Garden to help grow a feast together!

Features include:

Playing fields | Park Terrace Community Garden | basketball and tennis courts with lights | children's playspace | picnic shelter | cycling/walking trails | skate park | petanque piste