O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park
|O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park|
|Nearest town or city||Adelaide city centre|
|Established||7 September 1989|
|Area||253 hectares (630 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|Website||O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park is a protected area located about 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) south of the Adelaide city centre in the suburbs of Seaview Downs and O’Halloran Hill. The recreation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1989 for "recreation and nature conservation purposes" in respect to parcels of land acquired by the Government of South Australia starting in the 1970s for three purposes - creation of "an open space buffer", provision of "both visual amenity and recreational opportunities for the rapidly growing southern suburbs" and the creation of "a second ring of parklands around Adelaide that would cater for outdoor pursuits, as well as protecting the Hills Face Zone from development". The recreation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- "O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Planning. 2008. pp. I & 1. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park official webpage
- O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park webpage on protected planet
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