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 sound of pollinators rival the hum of distant traffic.

It’s the perfect place to explore puddles, walk beneath towering gum trees, and test the depth of the owing creeks with the perfect stick.

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is a much-loved by families and those seeking an escape from the busy urban surrounds. Although it’s close to the busy Main South Road, a short walk in sees the traffic noise disappear and the sounds of nature increase. It has bike trails for beginners and advanced riders and shared use trails that range from easy to challenging. Dogs can also walked on a lead. There are creeks and puddles to explore and towering River Red Gums to wander beneath to sounds of lorikeets, rosellas and kookaburras. There are many places for picnics and gentle trails for families as well as more challenging treks for those seeking adventure!

We have worked with the Rangers to get their insider knowledge about where to go and what to do the Park across all four seasons. Our 40 things to do in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park brochure (print here) will have you: strolling along the River Red Gum Loop; spotting tadpoles and hearing a chorus of frogs along creek lines; going in search of animal tracks and traces; spotting colourful fungi; testing out your training wheels at the Kids Zone or getting some air at The Bowl; and many more things to discover and places to explore!

For a map of Shepherds Hill Recreation Park click here.

To help your family make the most of your visit check out the Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Kids Pack for schools check out the Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Schools Pack.

Park of the Month is an initiative between Nature Play SA and the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources.