Greenhill Recreation Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGreenhill Recreation Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
|Nearest town or city||Adelaide city centre|
|Established||27 November 1952|
|Area||24 hectares (59 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
The land forming the recreation park which first received protected area status on 27 November 1952 as a national pleasure resort. The national pleasure resort was re-proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as the Greenhill Recreation Park on 27 April 1972. As of 2018, it covered an area of 24 hectares (59 acres).
In 1980, it is described as having "a long history of grazing, clearing and bushfires", as having "vegetation consisting primarily of Eucalyptus odorata, E. leucoxylon and E obliqua open woodland over a largely introduced understorey of grasses, herbs and forbs" and its "principal value" is as "an excellent recreational lookout offering extensive views over Adelaide".
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