Para Wirra Recreation Park
Para Wirra Recreation Park (1409 hectares) was dedicated in 1962. Para Wirra is an aboriginal phrase meaning river with scrub. It is a beautiful bushland reserve with many walking trails including The Knob, Lizard Rock, Devil's Nose and Hissey Loop.
There are also scenic drives, recreation facilities and native animals. The Park offers many attractions for a day in the Adelaide Hills, and is just 40 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from Elizabeth, Gawler and Golden Grove.
Who are the Friends?
The Friends are people who:
- Care about natural and built heritage
- Enjoy the friendship of others
- Share their skills and talents
- Help to preserve the Park for future generations
- Feel concern for the plight of nature
- Seek to protect and promote flora and fauna
- Have an appreciation for history and folklore
- Help others to learn about the Park
- Locally contribute to the preservation of the Park
What do the Friends do?
Volunteer to assist in fields such as:
- Revegetation and weed control
- Information and guiding
- Maintenance of walking trails
- Environmental education
- Wildlife and flora research and monitoring
- Signage, brochures and displays
- Restoration, maintenance and presentation of heritage sites within the Park
- Fund raising for the Park
- Waterwatch and the Frog Census
- Collection of data about macro-invertebrates
- Befriending and encouraging the staff of the Park
- Historical research
The Friends meet at Para Wirra on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am.