Green Adelaide Awarded The World’s Second National Park City Status

Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) congratulates Green Adelaide on its award for Adelaide being named the world's second National Park City, enhancing the city's reputation as the most liveable in the country.

The formal announcement was made on the night of Friday 10 December by the UK-based global National Park City Foundation, with the South Australian Minister for Environment and Water giving an acceptance speech as part of the World Urban Parks Congress 2021, making Adelaide the first in Australia and second in the world to receive the honour.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said, "Adelaide National Park City status isn't just another title for our city, it is a trigger to promote and connect people with on-ground action to look after our environment for everyone's health and wellbeing as well as boost our economy through increased tourism.

Paul de Zylva, Chair of the National Park City Foundation said, "We are absolutely delighted Adelaide is joining our growing family of National Park Cities. At a time of great health, climate and ecological anxiety, becoming a National Park City is an incredibly positive, hopeful and pragmatic step for a city to take.

Neil McCarthy, CEO of World Urban Parks said, "World Urban Parks proudly supports the concept of National Park Cities as a way to rethink our approach to sustainable urban living, and to see parks and nature set in the context of whole city landscapes.

PLA CEO Mark Band said, "This is great news for Australia and our industry and, we are proud to support Green Adelaide."

What is a National Park City?

National Park City is a movement to create cities worldwide where people and nature are better connected. The movement is managed by the National Park City Foundation, a registered charity established to bring the idea of National Park Cities to life internationally.

The Adelaide National Park City movement aims to be a place where people and nature are better connected.

PLA encourages you and your organisation to support the National Park City movement through any of the following


Read full media release from Minister Speirs

Read full media release from National Park City Foundation

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