The APPA Park Ambassadors Program was officially launched at our Annual General Meeting on 30 April 2017.

What is a Park Ambassador?  Simply a volunteer who's agreed to take a photo once a month, let you know (through our monthly newsletter) what's happening in each Park, and then, once a year, lead a guided walk through "their" Park, i.e. their favourite chosen part of the Adelaide Park Lands.

It's just a few people helping to share the love of the Adelaide Park Lands - each of us sharing our favourite part with you.

APPA's inaugural Park Ambassadors, pictured at the AGM on 30 April 2017.  From left: Rose Wight (Park 16, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi); Marisha Matthews (Park 18, Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 6, Nantu Wama); Trish Russell (Park 5, Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina). Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21), Hamish Ramsay (Park 20), Damien Mugavin (Park 12), and Rosemary Luke (Park 9)

APPA's inaugural Park Ambassadors, pictured at the AGM on 30 April 2017.  From left: Rose Wight (Park 16, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi); Marisha Matthews (Park 18, Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 6, Nantu Wama); Trish Russell (Park 5, Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina). Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21), Hamish Ramsay (Park 20), Damien Mugavin (Park 12), and Rosemary Luke (Park 9)

The next few Guided walks are:

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Rundle Park/ Kadlitpina (Park 13)

Saturday 12 August 2017 at 2pm to 3.15pm
Meet at the corner of East Terrace and North Tce at the Light Horse memorial (pictured)
More details here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/254187274986073/

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Saturday 9 September 2017 at 2pm to 3.30pm
Meet at the corner of East Tce and South Tce
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1927268510889635/

 

Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Saturday 7 October 2017 at 2pm to 3.30pm
Meet at the corner of South Tce and Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849612412029612/

Ngampa Yarta (Park 5)

Sunday 12 November 2017 at 11am to 12 noon.  Meet at the corner of Medindie Rd and Le Fevre Tce.  More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353219324774276/

Tidlangga (Park 9)

Saturday 9 December 2017 at 10am to 11am. Meet at the corner of Bundeys Rd and MacKinnon Pde.  More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896294323966969/

 

The first guided walk was held in Nantu Wama (Park 6) on Saturday afternoon 3 June 2017.  Some participants posted photos and comments on our Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1351169044960863/

22 people (and 3 dogs) enjoyed a stroll through Park 6 learning about its facilities, varied history and current management.

22 people (and 3 dogs) enjoyed a stroll through Park 6 learning about its facilities, varied history and current management.

We also got to meet the horses!

We also got to meet the horses!

On Saturday 8 July, despite a foreboding weather forecast, 15 hardy souls and two dogs joined us for a walk around Karrawirra (Park 12). including the Grundy Gardens along the Torrens Riverbank, Peace Park, and the Garden of Remembrance.   Fortunately the rain held off....

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Some of our walking group passing the huge Moreton Bay fig tree on Sir Edwin Smith Ave opposite the Garden of Remembrance.  Yes, it was cold....

Some of our walking group passing the huge Moreton Bay fig tree on Sir Edwin Smith Ave opposite the Garden of Remembrance.  Yes, it was cold....

Each walk is free for APPA members, and a gold coin donation is requested for others.   Children and dogs are most welcome.

If you'd like to join APPA it's easy on our Membership page.   If you'd like to become an Ambassador for another part of the Park Lands, simply contact secretary@adelaide-parklands.asn.au 

Not sure which Park is which?  Check out our Guide.