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Felixstow Reserve

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by Michael Genrich (subscribe)
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Published February 8th 2019
A beautiful redeveloped space in Adelaide's inner north east
The redevelopment and protection of the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri) throughout the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide continues with the opening of the brand new Felixstow Reserve.

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Boardwalk at Felixstow Reserve

For many years, Felixstow Reserve remained an undeveloped and wide-open grassy space separating the River Torrens linear park and floodplain from the suburb of Felixstow and busy Langman Grove. A masterplan developed way back in 2014 has finally come to fruition. Felixstow Reserve has been transformed into a large new wetland and community space complete with barbecues, play areas, fitness equipment and a native heritage trail.

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Brand new trails at Felixstow Reserve

The biggest difference is the massive new wetland complex with its reedy ponds and boardwalks. The wetlands form part of a greater ASR (Aquifer storage and recovery) scheme which will provide stored water to water over 18 local parks and gardens, reducing reliance on regular water supplies. It makes the area more peaceful and useful, not to mention attracting a much larger range of native waterfowl and other wildlife to what was a relatively barren area before.

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An idyllic setting at Felixstow Reserve

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New pavilion at Felixstow Reserve

Closer to Langman Grove, you'll find the new amenities pavilion and play areas. There's a basketball and netball ring, bocce court, and even an outdoor table tennis table! Brand new attractive covered seating areas and barbecues will ensure the parks popularity with locals and visitors alike. The pavilion also includes new toilet facilities with easy access.

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Sporting facilities at Felixstow Reserve

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Fitness equipment at Felixstow Reserve

Fitness and play equipment are scattered around the park, creating a walking and fitness trail for everyone.

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Linear Park trail at Felixstow Reserve

On the border between the reserve and the linear park, there are BBQ facilities and picnic areas with a beautiful outlook over the tree-studded linear park floodplain. This area has also been upgraded with new bridges, winding paths and art installations.

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Beautiful installation at Felixstow Reserve

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Fallen canoe tree at Felixstow Reserve

An interesting and reflective heritage trail features Kaurna cultural art markers, each created by Paul Herzich, a Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri artist and designer. It's worth a visit to the park to walk this trail to get a deeper understanding of the Aboriginal culture on the Adelaide Plains.

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Aboriginal cultural art marker at Felixstow Reserve

If you love exploring new parks, are a fan of the Torrens River linear park, or just love finding new nature play opportunities then a visit to Felixstow Reserve should be on your to-do list.
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Why? Brand new wetland and cultural trail
When: Anytime
Where: Felixstow Reserve. Corner Langman Grove & Riverside Drive, Felixstow
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Is there a playground within the reserve at all? The kids love walking but get bored after while.
by r.eng (score: 2|491) 505 days ago
I have bicycled from Adelaide to Paradise - only falling off once - the linear park in Felixstow is looking fabulous. Thanks for the article Michael.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1389) 504 days ago
Dogs allowed?
by ratfa (score: 0|9) 280 days ago
Excellent article with plenty of photos.I wonder how long it would take to loop walk the park and then say add on an hour to allow a child to play around a bit.
by paech (score: 1|23) 501 days ago
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