A Project of APPA: The Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association Inc.

APPA – Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association Inc.

700 hectares of open space around the City of Adelaide, South Australia: that’s pretty special. Adelaide is the ONLY city in the world surrounded by Park Lands.

Do people appreciate it? Does Adelaide really know what it has?

Wetlands, public art, socialising, bird life, sports grounds, playgrounds, bicycle and walking trails, horses, olive groves, bushland, horticulture, areas for contemplation, cultural festivals: all these and more safeguarded for the people; valuable heritage, a valuable future.

Since 1987, APPA has led the effort to preserve, protect and restore Adelaide’s irreplaceable garland of Park Lands.

APPA is a non-profit community based ‘watchdog’ to guard Adelaide’s greatest treasure: the unique open spaces of its Park Lands, which include the city squares.

Including the biennial Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize, APPA leads various ongoing activities designed to focus community attention on, and raise awareness of the rarity, beauty and world importance of the Adelaide Park Lands.

APPA offers a focal point for South Australians to help in the preservation and restoration of Colonel William Light’s visionary gift in city planning.

Historically, the Park Lands have been an irresistible temptation to our city and state governments, which have, in places, alienated and despoiled the land, issues which have been contested since 1837, and they remain so today despite the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005 and our proudest achievement, securing National Heritage listing in 2008.

APPA monitors government planning and actions and does not hesitate to speak out on behalf of all South Australians when the Park Lands are at risk.

For more information about APPA or to become a member, go to  APPA website

Map of the Adelaide Park Lands Area

Image Credits

From left to right:

Nick Mount ‘Wakefield and East. A Still Life’  2016 (2016 WINNER) (Photographed by Pippy Mount)
Helen Sherriff ‘Regeneration’  2016 (2016 WINNER PEOPLES’ CHOICE)
Clancy Warner ‘Magpie and Eggs’  2016
Cathy Beckwith ‘I Don’t Want to be the Right Way Round’ 2016
Sum Chow ‘Seeds, Botanical Musing’  2016

All images were cropped, reduced and respectfully adjusted for display on this website.

APPA gratefully acknowledges our sponsors:

Ant & Mary Lou Simpson
BK PARTNERS Chartered Accountants
Cheesman Architects Pty Ltd
City of Prospect
David Donaldson for Rose Donaldson
Grieve Gillett Anderson
Hamish Ramsay
Hugh & Fiona MacLachlan
Ian Gilfillan
Insurance Advisernet
Jan & Peter Davis
John Philips
JPE Design Studio
Judith Brine
Katrina Ramsay
Koppamurra Wines
Lyn Pederson
Maras Group (Aust) Pty Ltd
Pam O’Donnell & Robert O’Callaghan
Peter Grope
Rann Communications
Ray Clements
Stephan & Vicki Mavrakis
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Graphic Design: Alecia Kral
Website: Brook Gerard