Greenhill Recreation Park

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Greenhill Recreation Park
South Australia
Greenhill Recreation Park is located in South Australia
Greenhill Recreation Park
Greenhill Recreation Park
Nearest town or cityAdelaide city centre
Coordinates34°56′43.08″S 138°40′26.04″E / 34.9453000°S 138.6739000°E / -34.9453000; 138.6739000Coordinates: 34°56′43.08″S 138°40′26.04″E / 34.9453000°S 138.6739000°E / -34.9453000; 138.6739000[1]
Established27 November 1952 (1952-11-27)[2]
Area24 hectares (59 acres)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Greenhill Creek Recreation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia about 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) east of the Adelaide city centre in the suburb of Greenhill.[4]

The land forming the recreation park which first received protected area status on 27 November 1952 as a national pleasure resort.[2] The national pleasure resort was re-proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as the Greenhill Recreation Park on 27 April 1972.[5] As of 2018, it covered an area of 24 hectares (59 acres).[3]

In 1980, it is described as having "a long history of grazing, clearing and bushfires", as having "vegetation consisting primarily of Eucalyptus odorata, E. leucoxylon and E obliqua open woodland over a largely introduced understorey of grasses, herbs and forbs" and its "principal value" is as "an excellent recreational lookout offering extensive views over Adelaide".[6]

The recreation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1] In 1980, it was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rudall, R.J. (27 November 1952). "LANDS RESUMED AND DEDICATED FOR NATIONAL PLEASURE RESORT PURPOSES" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1383. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Search result for " Greenhill (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0027966 ) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  5. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 700. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Greenhill Recreation Park, Greenhill Rd, Greenhill, SA, Australia- listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6495)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 10 November 2018.