How you can help
By becoming a member of APPA you make it a stronger voice for
the Park Lands. As a new member you receive an information kit
welcoming you to APPA.
APPA invites your assistance in
contributing newsletter articles
and submissions, and helping with
publicity, fundraising and other
member activities. Fill in the
application form today.
Your membership will assist APPA to
unique Park Lands.
A never-ending battle
The Adelaide Park Lands Preservation
Association Inc (APPA) was founded in 1987
as a non-profit community based ‘watchdog’ to guard
Adelaide’s greatest treasure: the unique open spaces of
its Park Lands, which include the city squares.
APPA has proven effective in this role,
offering a focal point through which all South Australians
can participate in the preservation and restoration of
Colonel Light’s visionary gift. Historically, the Park
Lands have been an irresistible temptation to our city and
state governments, which have, in places, alienated and
despoiled the land. Issues of commercialisation, secrecy and
loss of public access have always been a problem, and they
remain so today despite the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005
and National Heritage listing.
APPA monitors government planning and
actions, and does not hesitate to speak out on behalf of all
South Australians when the Park Lands are at risk. It is a
constant battle to prevent the creeping loss of open space
to buildings, fences and