Adelaide National Park City Initiative

The city of Adelaide in South Australia was invited to be a National Park City in December 2021 at the World Urban Parks Congress. Adelaide National Park City (ANPC) covers all of Greater Adelaide, including Salisbury in the north, Aldinga to the south, Burnside in the east, and Grange to the west, plus the city centre. 

What is a National Park City?

A National Park City is not a traditional “national park” in the way that we all know. It is a vision of what a city could be and a social movement to make it happen.

“It’s a place, a vision and a city-wide community that is acting together to make life better for people, wildlife and nature. A defining feature is the widespread commitment to act so people, culture and nature work together to provide a better foundation for life.

It is a timely cultural choice, a commitment to a sense of place and way of life that sustains people and nature in cities and beyond.” – Universal Charter for National Park Cities

National Park City is a global movement to create cities worldwide where people and nature are better connected. Managed by the National Park City Foundation, the program aims to make life better in cities by providing high quality public and green spaces.

Adelaide National Park City

The ANPC process utilized public comments, workshops and individual and community interviews to inform the submission by Green Adelaide to the National Park City Foundation on 1 November 2021.

The Adelaide National Park City movement is about having all the conveniences of a metropolitan lifestyle, while also looking after nature for our health and wellbeing. Adelaide’s sustainability and prosperity depend on it. The movement will bring:

  • More beautiful natural places for everyone to enjoy.
  • Diversity in employment opportunities.
  • Healthier plants and animals.
  • Support for people’s physical, mental and social health.
  • Better air and water quality.
  • A global green title for Adelaide.


Want to help? Join the movement:

Learn more about the movement and other ways you can take action by visiting the ANPC website here!

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