Thorndon Park Reserve, Paradise

Where is it?: Thorndon Park Reserve 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: Campbelltown City Council

Property summary: Total area 22 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Allotments 509 (Deposited Plan 71009), 1-3 (Deposited Plan 4901), Pieces 5-8 (Deposited Plan 40168)

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

History: Thorndon Park Reserve was formerly the site of Thornton Park Reservoir which was completed in 1862 to supply water for Adelaide. The reservoir was decommissioned in 1977 and ownership was eventually transferred to CCC in 2002. 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.

More information: CCC

Total Species Recorded to Date: 71 (non-passerines 50, passerines 21)

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

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

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