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Smith Creek Trail

  • Cycling Trail
  • Nature Reserve
  • Park Bench
  • Paved Path
  • Playground
  • Shelter
  • Walking Trail
  • Watercourse
  • Wetlands
Between Stebonheath Park, Andrews Farm, and Yorktown Road, Craigmore
Dog suitability:
SPA CO 190801 Smith Creek Trail Aerial

The Smith Creek Trail is a family-friendly path that winds its way from Petherton Road in the south-west, north to Stebonheath Park, east along the creek passing the Smithfield Railway Station, Smithfield Civic Gardens, Uley Road Sports Ovals and Craigmore Park, before leaving the creek and turning south at Otama Court. The trail extends south as far as Yorktown Road, Craigmore.

The majority of the trail is bitumen or pavers, making it perfect for children and families walking, scooting or cycling. Way-finding maps are located along the trail, with artwork, bollards and other points of interest along the way.

Hundreds of local residents were involved in upgrading the Smith Creek Trail into a more family-friendly space prior to launch of the 'new' trail in 2013. Children at local primary schools were involved in designing trail maps, artwork for the footpaths and trail markers along the trail. The trail maps along the trail show the locations of artwork and points of interest along the journey. The new trail bollards mark every 200 metres along the trail and installations such as bins and way-finding signage are in response to community needs expressed through the consultation process.

More recently, City of Playford was successful in obtaining grant funding to revegetate 11 hectares of the trail, from Craigmore to Stebonheath Park at Andrews Farm. This entailed the planting of over 4,000 plants and trees and an upgraded shared path which is now wheelchair-accessible.

The 2020/21
Smith Creek Trail Upgrade is a City of Playford project supported by the Playford Greening and Landcare Group and funding support of $59k from the Department of Environment and Water, and the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure through the Greener Neighbourhood Grants Program. This project has been delivered with the help of Trees For Life and Greening Australia SA.

A map of the trail location can be downloaded below.

Feeding Ducks and Other Birds

Please DO NOT feed the ducks at parks, reserves and playgrounds in the City of Playford.

Native ducks and other birds that live on water stay healthy by eating foods like aquatic plants, seeds, grasses and insects.

Many foods that humans like to eat, including bread, can be harmful to native ducks and birds and can make them sick. Uneaten food can also contaminate the water and encourage vermin and foxes to the area.

Rather than feeding the ducks, there are other ways you can enjoy them in their native habitat, such as:

  • Count the ducks that you can see
  • Identify the different bird species
  • Help look after their environment by picking up rubbish
  • Taking photographs

Read more about feeding wildlife at the South Australian Department for Environment and Water's website.

Spa Ao 181221 Stebonheathpark 3685


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