Greenhill Recreation Park

Where is it?: Greenhill Recreation Park is on the eastern side of Greenhill Road, Greenhill about 8km ESE of Adelaide. 

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 24 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Section 578 1, 2, 3.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: Sections 541-542, Hundred of Adelaide were proclaimed a National Pleasure Resort on 22 August 1940 4. These sections were resumed and re-dedicated as Section 578 on 27 November 1952 5. On 27 April 1972 the area was constituted as Greenhill Recreation Park 6.

Habitat: This area is quite steep rising from Greenhill Road up to the Greenhill Summit Track near the eastern boundary of the park. 

Total Species Recorded to Date: 56 (non-passerines 19, passerines 37)

Common Species: Black-winged Currawong, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, White-throated Treecreeper, Red Wattlebird

Less Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Laughing Kookaburra, Dusky Woodswallow


 1 Department for Environment and Water (2019). Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019).  Adelaide, South Australia.

 2 Cotton, B.C. (editor). (1953). National Parks and Reserves. An Account of the National Park and Reserves situated near Adelaide, South Australia. Commissioners of the National Parks. Adelaide. South Australia. pp. 151-152.

 3 Pollnitz, P.F. (1964). ‘National Pleasure Resorts in South Australia’ in South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Reserves. Commissioners of the National Parks. Adelaide. South Australia. p. 134.

 4 Government of South Australia (1940). National Pleasure Resort Reserve. The South Australian Government Gazette p. 334. (22 August 1940)

 5 Government of South Australia (1952). Land resumed and Dedicated for National Pleasure Resort Purposes. The South Australian Government Gazette. p. 1382. (27 November 1952)

 6 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as amended 3 October 2019 (SA)

Updated: 22/12/2019