Park of the Month

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, May 2017

11 May 2017,

A park that endures hot dry summers but fills with new life every other season from fungi, frogs, moss, wildlfowers and owing creeks. It’s the type of park for family picnics, short bushwalks, bike riding, cloud watching and walking with bare feet. Although it’s near a busy main road a short walk see’s the buzzing...

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Deep Creek Conservation Park, April 2017

12 April 2017,

A rugged park where thousands of stories have been shared with friends and family around the warmth of a campfire. With towering Stringybark trees, giant yaccas, wildflowers, butterflies, kangaroos and an array of wildlife to admire. The night sky is so clear you can see deep into the Milky Way and gaze at the millions...

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Anstey Hill Recreation Park, March 2017

28 February 2017,

A park that tells a hundred different stories of geology, aboriginal culture, settlement and mining. With a network of trails going through woodlands, grasslands, gullies, creeks, lookouts, and natural treasures worth finding. Old ruins are dotted throughout the Park with quarries, mines, geological marvels and fascinating things to discover. Kangaroos, echidnas, bats, lizards, frogs, and...

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park, February 2017

2 February 2017,

A park that takes you back in time to when the ice age was here, with glacial pavements, fossils, and geology dating back millions of years. The cliffs and mountains have survived the harshest of storms and been pounded by the winds and sea. It’s a story of survival and resilience, and when you visit,...

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Encounter Marine Park – January Park of the Month

9 January 2017,

A park that covers ocean waters, reefs, islands, cliffs, estuaries, and jetties. Elusive leafy sea dragons hide whilst colourful fish are aplenty. With hidden beaches and sheltered bays to be found, you’ll encounter new textures, strange sights and a hundred different sounds. Encounter Marine Park is January’s Park of the Month! We have worked with...

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Park of the Month 2017

9 January 2017,

In 2016 we teamed up with Park Rangers from the Department for Environment Water and Natural Resources to feature one of South Australia’s beautiful Parks as our joint ‘Park of the Month’ which saw us visit Parks, blog about them, share stories and photos on social media, and develop posters for families to help them...

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On the Island

13 November 2016, Jason Tyndall

Each month Nature Play SA in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) honours one of South Australia’s National Parks, with November seeing us celebrate two of South Australia’s world-renowned Conservation Parks: Seal Bay CP and Kelly Hills CP, both located on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is a fantastic holiday option,...

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Shepherds Hill Recreation Park – Park of the Month

29 February 2016,

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is a well-loved suburban park.   The Park is a perfect showcase for the seasonal changes in nature, with hot dry summers creating an open dusty feel and cool changes in autumn seeing hues of brown and yellow providing an ideal backdrop for play days and family adventures. In winter, soursobs carpet the...

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Park of the Month – Encounter Marine Park

1 January 2016,

  Each month Nature Play SA in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) honours one of South Australia’s National Parks, with January seeing us celebrate Encounter Marine Park. A Marine Park is similar to a National Park. Instead
of protecting ecosystems on land it mainly protects marine habitats such as reefs,...

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Park of the Month – Morialta Conservation Park

4 November 2015,

Morialta Conservation Park is a well-loved family spot for picnicking, bird watching and bushwalking. It offers family-friendly amenities such as shelters, toilets, open spaces, car parking, educational signage, accessible creeks and amazing views from a number of vantage points such as Deep View Lookout and Giants Cave. The name ‘Morialta’ is a Kaurna phrase ‘moriatta’...

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Park of the Month – Para Wirra

13 August 2015,

Throughout the month of September 2015 Para Wirra Recreation Park was celebrated as Park of Month – an initiative between Nature Play SA and Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Para Wirra Recreation Park is a unique area of bushland located 40 km north east of Adelaide in One Tree Hill. It is...

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Park of the Month – Naracoorte Caves National Park

13 August 2015,

Each month Nature Play SA in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) honours one of South Australia’s National Parks, with the month of August seeing us celebrate the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves National Park. In July both Nature Play SA and DEWNR headed up to the Park to meet the rangers,...

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Park of the month: June

1 June 2015,

THE FLINDERS RANGES NATIONAL PARK A PLACE THAT EVERY SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FAMILY SHOULD EXPERIENCE! Visiting the iconic Flinders Ranges National Park is something that every South Australia family should experience! Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges, sheltered creeks lined with river red gums and abundant wildlife are just some of the attractions that make it one of our most celebrated ...

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