44-01 Introduction to North Park Lands Trail

This trail takes in three of the smaller Parks on the northern fringes of the Adelaide Park Lands. The three parks are numbered 3, 4 and 5.

Taken together these three Parks represent just over two per cent of the entire area of the Park Lands. They are 16 hectares , combined, in total. By contrast, the large Park 6 nearby – where the horses are depastured is a large 42 hectares – more than twice the size of these three combined.

This trail starts at the corner of O'Connell Street and Barton Terrace East – opposite the Piccadilly Cinema.

The trail is approximately 2.4 kilometres. It will take about 50 minutes walking, longer of course if you stop and look about at various points.

Before leaving this spot, take a look at the large trees along the edge of O'Connell Street. These are Canary Island pine trees, probably planted between the 1920's and 1930's – so close to 100 years old.

From this point, head north alongside the Canary Island Pine Trees, until you get to the traffic lights, where you cross Main North Road into Park 3.



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The tour commences on the corner of O'Connell Street and Barton Terrace East, North Adelaide.