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

Adelaide Park Lands map

Image Credits:

From left to right:

Nick Mount ‘Wakefield and East. A Still Life’  2016 (2016 WINNER)
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.
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APPA also gratefully acknowledges our sponsors:

BENTLEYS Paul Mazzachi
BK Partners Chartered Accountants
Hamish Ramsay
Hugh and Fiona Maclachlan
Ian Gilfillan
John Philips
Katrina Ramsay
Koppamurra Wines
Lyn Pederson
Peter Grope
Rann Communications
Stephan & Vicki Mavrakis
Theo Maras

Graphic Design: Alecia Kral
Website by: Brook Gerard