Park 21

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English name:  Veale Park

Kaurna name:  Walyu Yarta (meaning "walyu root ground")

Features: 

  • Veale Gardens

  • Walyu Yarta community garden

  • Sporting fields

  • Model aircraft flying zones in the eastern section

Bounded by:   Peacock Rd, Greenhill Road, South Terrace and Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue

  Veale Park/ Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Veale Park/ Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

  Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

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APPA’s Park Ambassador, Peter Sansom, leads a walk in this Park once per year, usually in Spring. Check the Guided Walks schedule

 Click above to take a self-guided tour through this Park, with audio narration by APPA’s Park Ambassador Peter Sansom

Click above to take a self-guided tour through this Park, with audio narration by APPA’s Park Ambassador Peter Sansom

Veale Gardens were built in 1963 to the design of the City Council's then "Town Clerk" (CEO) William Veale.

One of the rose beds in Veale Gardens features a statue, installed in early 2018.  The statue "Song of the Wind" was donated by Adelaide's sister city in China, Qingdao. A matching “sister” of the sculpture is located in a Qingdao City Park.

Historical oddity:  From 1860, this park was used as rifle shooting practice range.  There were several near misses of passing pedestrians before the rifle range was closed, for safety reasons, in 1878!

 

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