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Park Lands

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Park Lands is 70, with a population density of 0.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Park Lands is the area surrounding the main built-up areas in the City of Adelaide. Parklands excludes the northern area of the City of Adelaide bounded by Barton Terrace West, O’Connell Street, Barton Terrace East, Lefevre Terrace, Kingston Terrace, Mann Terrace, Mackinnon Parade, Brougham Place, Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, Pennington Terrace, Montefiore Road, Strangways Terrace and Mills Terrace, and the southern area of the City of Adelaide bounded by North Terrace, Montefiore Road, Festival Drive, Station Road, North Terrace, East Terrace, South Terrace and West Terrace.

Settlement history

Laid out by Colonel Light in his original plan of 1837, the City’s Park Lands have been managed and maintained by the City of Adelaide since 1852. The area remained largely undeveloped, with planting and landscaping taking place in the early part of the 1900s. The population fluctuated during the 1990s, and then increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Park Lands is a recreational area including significant parklands, residential areas to the north of North Terrace, and educational and cultural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Adelaide Park Lands (including numerous parks and sportsgrounds), Adelaide Zoo, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, Migration Museum, Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide Aquatic Centre, Memorial Drive Tennis Courts, Government House, National War Memorial, Police Barracks, Royal Adelaide Hospital, City of Adelaide Golf Links, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, The University of Adelaide (North Terrace Campus and National Wine Centre), South Australian Institute of Business & Technology, University of South Australia (Adelaide - City East Campus), the River Torrens, Torrens Lake, Adelaide Oval, Angas Gardens, Christian Brothers College Ovals, Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Gardens, Pennington Gardens, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens, Prince Henry Gardens, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Torrens Parade Ground, University of Adelaide Sportsground, Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi, Glover Playground, West Terrace Cemetery and Adelaide High School.

Included areas

Park Lands includes the outer-most parts of the suburbs of Adelaide and North Adelaide.