In Adelaide's west end, Light Square is one of the main features. With grassy parklands, and an impressive water feature, this spot boasts more than a few interesting quirks.
Light square may look much the same as Adelaide's typical squares, but each of these squares does offer something different. There is plenty of open space at Light Square, perfect for running around or starting up a ball game. There isn't a playground, barbeque spot, or toilet facilities, but Light Square is close to many businesses that can help provide amenities.
One of the more interesting facts is not just that it is named after Colonel Light, the man who planned the design of Adelaide, but that he is actually buried beneath it. He was the man responsible for Adelaide's squares, and parks, and the general layout of the city. The square was named after him, and he was buried on the spot, with a grand monolith now marking the space. Colonel Light is the only person legally buried within the Adelaide CBD.
Light Square Monolith
The Monolith is surrounded by a pool of water. This can be great during Summer heat-waves, as a cool breeze comes off the water. You can also walk up to the monolith to read a bit more about the special spot. This is the main feature of the square, and it is hard to miss.
Light Square can also play host to events during some of Adelaide's many festivals. It has been a venue for Feast Festival festivities, as being the spot for the Adelaide Peace Festival. The large space in a slightly less busy area of town makes it a great venue for Adelaide's events.
Visit this spot if you're looking for a nice spot of greenery in Adelaide's city centre, that has something a little bit special about it.