The international National Park City Foundation has awarded Adelaide National Park City status, making Adelaide the first in Australia and second in the world (after London).
The Adelaide National Park City movement aims to be a place where people and nature are better connected.
Adelaide National Park City covers all of greater Adelaide. This includes northern suburbs like Salisbury and then Aldinga to the south, and Burnside to the east as well as Grange to the west, plus the city centre.
A National Park City doesn’t mean a place that has a conservation framework like our usual national parks in Australia. The concept originated in the UK, with London being coined the first National Park City in 2019.
National Park City is a movement to create cities worldwide where people and nature are better connected.
The movement is managed by the National Park City Foundation, a registered charity established to bring the idea of National Park Cities to life internationally.
In 2021, the National Park City Foundation created a National Park City Journey Book to guide applications for new cities to become National Park Cities.
South Australia is facing the challenges of urban infill, climate change and loss of natural habitat.
The Adelaide National Park City movement is about having all the conveniences of a metropolitan lifestyle, while also looking after nature for our health and wellbeing. Adelaide’s sustainability and prosperity depend on it. The movement will bring:
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