G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23)

G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23)

The Kaurna translation of wirrarninthi is to become green and forested, and G S Kingston was Deputy Surveyor and the politician credited with substantially assisting Colonel Light in the layout of Adelaide.

Kingston Gardens is the distinctive designed area in the north of the park, which is a great spot to relax while still being in the heart of the city. Adelaide’s West Terrace Cemetery is also part of the park, as is a sporting field, cricket nets and the Glover Playground. 

Take a closer look at the Adelaide Park Lands on this map.

The Wirranrnithi Environmental Education Trail

The Wirranrnithi Environmental Education Trail was developed by a team of four community members participating in the Adelaide Community Leaders Program. Participants of the program learned about leadership, project management, consultation, and worked on projects to test out their new skills in the community.

Fun Fact

2,000 volunteer hours are spent bringing back the native bush to parts of this park each year.

Did You Know?

When opened in 1924, the Playground in this Park was divided by age and sex, with a supervisor in charge.

Picture Adelaide 2040

"I love riding home with my partner, with a detour through the West Terrace Cemetery.   The sunsets from here are beautiful and it's a perfectly peaceful setting to chill out at the end of a busy day."