Adelaide National Park City

Adelaide is the world's 2nd National Park City. Learn about what it means for SA.

Adelaide is Australia’s 1st National Park City and the 2nd globally.

Our city is part of a global movement that connects people with each other and nature.

The global National Park City Foundation awarded Adelaide National Park City status in 2021. This made Adelaide the first city in Australia and second in the world (after London) to receive the honour.

What is a National Park City?

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.

We at Green Adelaide, spearheaded the campaign and application process for Adelaide to become a National Park City in 2021.

Adelaide was awarded the National Park City status on 10 December 2021 at the World Urban Parks Congress – making us the second in the world and first in Australia to receive the status.