Rectangular in shape, it is one of the most picturesque and well-used parts of the Adelaide Park Lands. It hosts a number of highly appreciated sporting facilities for BMX bikes, petanque, basketball, tennis, hockey and athletics, as well as a historic children’s playground, which celebrated its centenary in 2018.
Kurangga consists of 30 hectares of land bounded by South Terrace, Unley Road, Greenhill Road and Peacock Road.
Its neighbouring parks are Veale Park or Walyu Yarta (Park 21) to the west; and Pelzer Park or Pityarrilla (Park 19) to the east.
It's been known as Park 20 since the 1890s. In the early 21st century it received a Kaurna name, Kurangga. In the Kaurna language, Kurangga translates loosely as “blue gum place”. It was drawn from kura meaning ‘blue ground’ and -ngga meaning “location”. Consequently, the City Council in 2017 also gave this Park an English name, Blue Gum Park.