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Stebonheath Park

  • Accessible Carparks
  • BBQ
  • Bin
  • BMX Ramps
  • Cycling Trail
  • Dog-Poo Bags Provided
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Grassed Play Area
  • Gravel Paths
  • Memorial
  • Nature Reserve
  • Off-Street Car Parking
  • Park Bench
  • Paved Path
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Shelter
  • Toilets
  • Walking Trail
  • Wetlands
Where:
Davoren Road, Andrews Farm SA 5114, Australia
Playground equipment:
Climbing, Monkey Bars, Seesaw or Rocker, Slide, Swings
Playground suitability:
0-3 years, 3-5 years, 5-12 years
Dog suitability:
Dog Park
SPA AO 190528 Stebonheath Park Aerial

Stebonheath Park is home to one of Council's wetlands, boasting 3.6 hectares of wetland, boardwalks and bridges to provide the best views of the park and northern Mount Lofty Ranges.

Located on Davoren Road, Andrews Farm, the park features wetlands, playgrounds, the Smith Creek Trail and the Stebonheath Dog Park.

Stebonheath Park is the ideal park to hold a community or commercial event. Families can hold a birthday party or other gathering at the park without prior approval, but if you wish to have a jumping castle or other amusement you must contact Council in the first instance to seek approval.

Stebonheath Park and Wetlands

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

Playgrounds and BMX Ramps

Stebonheath Park is home to three distinct playgrounds in close proximity to each other. Suitable for toddlers, young children and older more adventurous kids, there is sure to be a playground to suit, or perhaps bring along the BMX bike to tackle the ramps and dirt track?

Stolen Generation Memorial Gardens

In 2008, 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations was announced in an historic speech by then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

Inspired by this event, two Stolen Generation Aboriginal women from the Playford area who were both fostered and adopted out, began the Circle of Hope, a support group for survivors of the Stolen Generation. The Circle of Hope became an affiliated body of the Stolen Generations Alliance South Australia and members were inspired to have a Memorial and Healing Garden established locally. In 2011 the Commonwealth Government implemented the Closing the Gap Initiative in the City of Playford, which supported the Circle of Hope to begin their healing process.

The Stolen Generation Memorial and Healing Garden is a place of remembrance, reflection and respect towards Aboriginal people and their families and communities.

Artwork completed by the Circle of Hope and other members of the Stolen Generations can be seen in the Garden.

The Memorial and Healing Garden is a local acknowledgement of the Stolen Generation experience, which touched the lives of many Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in northern Adelaide. It serves as an educational resource, fostering cross-cultural respect and understanding in South Australia.

The City of Playford is proud to have a place of remembrance, reflection and respect for the whole community and hopes to broaden and deepen South Australia’s cultural richness.

The Stolen Generation Memorial and Healing Garden proposal gained the support of many programs and organisations including:

  • The Closing the Gap initiative
  • Stolen Generation Alliance
  • Marra Dreaming
  • Department of Families, Housing, Communities and Indigenous Affairs
  • Arts SA
  • Community Arts SA
  • Northern Connections
  • Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc
  • The Elderly Miminis Group
  • The South Australian Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement
  • SA Link-Up

Stebonheath Dog Park

Location

Parks Nearby