47-08. Park Lands Trail in Park 15

The Park Lands Trail (on which you have been walking) is a series of connected walking and cycling trails which loop both the city of Adelaide and North Adelaide.

There are two bitumen paths that both traverse King Rodney Park from north-west to south-east. One crosses Botanic Creek and links up with Bartels Road and Rymill Park to the north. The other stays on this side of the creek and links up with East Terrace and Flinders Street.

At some times of the year there are signs along the trail warning you that olive fruit might be a slipping hazard on the trail.

The pathways are not new. – they were laid out in the early 1900’s by former city gardener August Pelzer – but more on him later.

This path, on the northern side of Wakefield Road, was first laid here in 1908. It is lined with majestic South Australian blue gums.

KEEP FOLLOWING THE TRAIL EASTWARDS DOWN INTO THE TALL TREES NEAR THE BRITANNIA ROUNDABOUT

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