If you've been wondering what all the fences and earthworks are about at the southern end of Victoria Park in the Adelaide Park Lands, now you can finally check out the new wetlands - which opened in May.
The wetland was built as part of the Brown Hill-Keswick Creek Stormwater Project. It's the largest bit of earthmoving exercise and redevelopment in the park lands for 60 years.
There's heaps to see and do for everyone of all ages and hectares with paths perfect for walking, jogging, bikes, prams, and wheelchairs. Boardwalks snake alongside the water with picturesque bridges and a rock-hopping crossing for the adventurous ones.
There's lots of seating dotted around the park with sheltered picnic tables perched on a mound with an excellent view of the water.
Speaking of views, head to the lookout near Fullarton Road for a panoramic view over the whole area, including the butterfly conservation zone and other revegetation efforts within the park.
100,000 new plants and more than 160 native tree species have been planted from local seeds. This will see this lush green corner of the park lands become an even greener space - in the heart of the city and near to one of Adelaide's busier intersections. The wetland is already attracting ducks and other waterbirds. Of course the resident magpies, noisy miners and swallows already inhabit the area.
Enter the wetland from Fullarton Road, Greenhill Road or enter from the corner of South and East Terraces, there's usually plenty of parking in both sections of Beaumont Road. You might see some steps over the flood berms but there are alternative entry pathways for everyone.