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The Friends of Onkaparinga Park Inc. (FOOP)
The Friends of Onkaparinga Park (FOOP) was formed in 1986 and provides assistance to the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources in both the Onkaparinga River National Park and the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park.

The Friends annual program includes:

        monthly meetings with guest speakers
held on the 1st Tuesday of every month except January at 7.30pm
venue: Old Noarlunga Institute, Patapinda Road, Old Noarlunga

        regular working bees – weekdays & weekends (Tues, Thurs & Sat)     

        revegetation projects

        seed collecting

        vermin control

        weed control programs

        study of flora & fauna

        social activities

        community involvement

        fundraising and publicity


These activities enable members to be a part of programs to enhance, repair and maintain the Onkaparinga River National and Recreation Parks. To view details on The Onkaparinga River National Park click here.


In 1990, FOOP were awarded the Greening of Adelaide recognition award for their revegetation work, in 1992 were named the most outstanding Friends Group of the Year, and in 1997 were also awarded Friends Group of the Decade award. Since then, FOOP has been the recipient of many other awards including a Waterwatch Award in 2003 for water testing in the Onkaparinga River National Park.


The Friends of Onkaparinga Park contributed to South Australia’s National Parks Centenary Year in 1991 by raising funds to build a footbridge over the Onkaparinga River at Old Noarlunga. The footbridge was completed and officially opened in 1994.


To be involved with this energetic and dedicated group:

        print out the membership form which is attached to this website

        fill out the required details, stating whether single or family membership

        return with annual subscription to the address stated on the form or  hand completed form to the Treasurer at any monthly meeting