This structure plays no role for most of the year, but it becomes very important during three very special days,
Horse racing left Victoria Park after 2007. However the Kaurna name of the Park - Pakapakanthi - is still relevant during Australia;s premier equestrian event which is held here once per year.
The Australian International Three Day Event was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However it had been held in the Adelaide Park Lands every year from 1997, and was expected to return in 2021.
The Australian International Three Day Event is one of only five equivalent such events anywhere in the world.
it is not confined to Victoria Park. The cross-country part of the event extends to include the two Parks immediately to the north, King Rodney Park (Park 15) and Rymill Park (Park 14).
Off to your left, towards Wakefield Road you can see some semi-permanent jumps, that form part of the cross country course.
When the event is held each November many other horse hurdles and course markings are moved into the Park Lands.
From this point, cross the creek bed and wander among the dark, ancient olive trees.