Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

Where is it?:  The park is located between the suburbs of Salisbury East and Golden Grove. The Grove Way intersects the park. Parking is available near the corner of Smith Road and Bridge Road. Public transport is available from the Salisbury Interchange (Train from Adelaide to Gawler) or from the City (via O-Bahn). From Salisbury Interchange catch Bus Route 502 to the City and alight at Stop 45A (Bridge Road) or Bus Route 500 to the City and alight at Stop 45 (Bridge Road).

Owner: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 226 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Allotments 70-73, 353, Pieces 502-505, 507-511

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: The State Government purchased the land in the early 1970’s through State Planning Authority funding as part of the planned metropolitan open space (MOSS) network. Much of the land was a farming property known as Kelway Park, the western, cleared portion of which had been cropped. A homestead in the south west quarter of the park still bears the name of the farm. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park was first proclaimed on 26 October 1989.

Habitat: This park marks an important transition in the environment. It is bordered in the south by the wetter Mount Lofty Ranges and in the north by the drier northern Adelaide Plains. As a result of this unique position, you will find many plants more commonly seen in the drier north such as the Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa), Broad-leaf Desert Cassia (Senna ssp. coriacea), Quandong (Santalum acuminatum), Native Apricot (Pittosporum angustifolium), Umbrella Bush (Acacia ligulata) and native lemon grasses. It contains some of the last stands of Mallee Box (Eucalyptus porosa) grassy woodland in Adelaide.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 105 (non-passerines 49, passerine 56)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, Australian Magpie, Little Raven, Noisy Miner, White-plumed Honeyeater

Less Common Species: Tawny Frogmouth, Peaceful Dove, Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo, White-winged Triller

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