Cycling is a convenient way to explore the Park Lands. This path is part of the Park Lands Trail that loops around the entire Park Lands. With its original broad, flat streets and a growing network of dedicated cycling paths, Adelaide is made…

Several more of these wooden frames on the trail are adorned with metal dragonflies. How many can you count? In contrast to the historical neglect of this Park, this area is now a flourishing native vegetation site, providing homes for native…

However this part of the Park Lands has not always been as carefully tended. Following European settlement in 1837, the combined effects of grazing and unchecked clearing for timber and firewood turned parts of the Park Lands into a dustbowl in…

This park is named in two different languages after two men with vastly different connections to the area. Kadlitpina was a Kaurna elder at the time of colonisation. He was known to the Europeans as Captain Jack. Regarded as a ‘military genius’,…

From this point looking across the Parklands to the east approximately 600 metres you can see the old Victoria Park racecourse grandstand. Although horse racing was conducted in the eastern parklands from the 1840s, this structure was built in the…