Riding on, crossing the disused carriageway between Hutt St and Dulwich and the avenue of elms as ancient as they come in Adelaide, this street without cars is perhaps the best kept secret space in the whole of the Parklands.
Moving on a few metres beside the audible clink of the South Terrace Croquet Club, the trail leads onto the vast expanse of Victoria Park. There are many possible highlights of the enormous space, but for me, the section of original bushland to the south end, the tiny picnic petanque piste at the end of Carrington St and the free fitness circuit are worth mentioning.
Cross Wakefield Road to the brand new play space for basketball and skateboarding for teens and adults on the former tennis courts. Wakefield street and road were named after the scoundrel, speculator and notorious opportunist, Edward Gibbon Wakefield. His machinations in England led to the start of the colony in South Australia, and also the English colony in the southern part of New Zealand, near Wellington.