Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Wikaparntu wirra is a newly-constructed Kaurna word that translates to netball park, and Josie Agius was a prominent Kaurna elder who supported girls’ sport in the numerous netball courts situated throughout this park.

The park is home to 20 netball courts which are used by over 200 teams throughout the year, with an estimated 180,000 people using the courts for school and amateur netball games.

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

 

 

 

Fun Fact

More than 300,000 goals are scored in netball matches in this park each year.

Did You Know?

Netball has been played in the Park Lands since 1938 with girls complaining about the horses “galloping over the courts while play was in progress”. 

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"I like the open and unspoilt spaces in the Park Lands. It is a quiet area to contemplate and think."