Park 25

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English name:   Gladys Elphick Park.  Gladys Elphick was a prominent Kaurna elder who was founding president of the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia (1964-73),

Kaurna name:   Narnungga (meaning "native pine place")  

Features: 

Bounded by:  West Terrace, Port Road, James Congdon Drive, and Glover Avenue

  Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25) 

Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25) 

See APPA's Park 25 photo album:     
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7SLHo7

  Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25)   

Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25)   

Park 25 is bisected by two train lines heading roughly north-west / south-east.

To the east of the train lines, this Park was the subject of intense development in 2017 and 2018.  The SA Cricket Association extended its licensing of the playing fields and gained permission to erect a three-storey pavilion or grandstand.  Immediately afterwards, work commenced to landscape the gardens around the cricket playing fields to make an attractive space for visits by patients and staff from the Royal Adelaide Hospital

To the west of the train lines, a former 5.5 hectare SA Water Depot was demolished in 2010, making way for what then became known as the Narnungga Urban Forest, within Park 25.

A walking/bicycle track links up Port Road and James Congdon Drive near Henley Beach Road.

 

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