Long Island Recreation Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLong Island Recreation Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Aerial view of Murray Bridge including north end of Long Island, circa 1920 (State Library of South Australia B 11533)
|Nearest town or city||Murray Bridge|
|Established||9 October 1958|
|Area||8 hectares (20 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
The island forming the recreation park first received protected area status on 9 October 1958 as a recreation reserve proclaimed under Crown Lands Act 1929 and to be managed by the Corporate Town of Murray Bridge. On 1 September 1966, it was proclaimed as a fauna sanctuary under the Fauna Conservation Act, 1964-1965. On 8 July 1976, the recreation reserve was resumed under Crown Lands Act 1929 and then proclaimed as the Long Island Recreation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.
As of 1980, it was reported as having "aesthetic and recreational value", as being a refuge for waterfowl and as supporting "a dense forest of introduced willow species with emergent Eucalyptus camaldulensis."
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