Thorndon Park Reserve, Paradise

Where is it?: Thorndon Park Reserve, Paradise is about 12km NE of Adelaide. It is bounded by Reservoir Road, Gorge Road, Hamilton Terrace, Nicola Court and Ozone Parade. Car parking is available off Hamilton Terrace.

Owner: Crown Land managed by Campbelltown City Council.

Thorndon Park ReserveProperty summary: Total area c. 17 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Allotment 509 (Deposited Plan 71009) 1.

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

History: Thorndon Park Reserve was formerly the site of Thorndon Park Reservoir which was completed in 1862 to supply water for Adelaide. The reservoir was decommissioned in 1977 and in 1981 the area was placed under the Care, Control and Management of the Minister of Environment and Planning 2. On 1 September 1994 the care, control and management of the area was handed to the Corporation of the City of Campbelltown 3. Since then the area has been redeveloped with picnic areas, playgrounds, bbq’s and walking trails.

Habitat: The reservoir surrounds were originally planted with pine (Pinus sp.). With the redevelopment of the park extensive plantings have taken place.Thorndon Park Reserve

More information: Campbelltown City Council

Total Species Recorded to Date: 74 (non-passerines 53, passerines 21)

Common Species: Eurasian Coot, Pacific Black Duck x *Mallard, Australasian Grebe, Magpielark, Welcome Swallow, Australasian Swamphen

Less Common Species: Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Superb Fairywren, Little Grassbird, White-plumed Honeyeater, Whiskered Tern


References:
 1 Campbelltown City Council. (2016). Community Land Management Plan #2.

 2 Government of South Australia. (1994). Crown Lands Act, 1929-1980: Hundred of Adelaide, County of Adelaide, Water Works Reserve Reserved and Placed Under the Care, Control and Management of the Minister of Water Resources—Reserve For Recreation Park Purposes Dedicated and Placed Under the Care, Control and Management of the Minister of Environment and Planning. The South Australian Government Gazette. p. 1839. (18 June 1981)

 3 Government of South Australia. (1994). Crown Lands Act, 1929: Section 5. The South Australian Government Gazette. pp. 616-617. (1 September 1994)


Updated: 20/12/2019