Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Known locally as Anstey’s, Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a 362-hectare network of trails, creeks, gullies and historic ruins located 19km Northeast of Adelaide. Dogs on leads are permitted.

Early settlers of Tea Tree Gully, embraced horticulture and viticulture opportunities, reminders of their industrious footholds are still evident today. Gentlemen of the day such as Dr William Angove, George Alexander Anstey and C.F. Newman successfully combined science and economics in the hills face region. Rural families were gradually replaced by suburban sprawl, farms and nursery ruins became favourite weekend picnic spots for families.

In the late 80s ambitious developers talked of turning Anstey’s into a theme park. Local inheritance of natural and cultural surroundings was at risk of being turned into a generic tourist park. In 1988, 600 people attended a public meeting in Modbury and the Friends of Anstey Hill was formed. The park was officially dedicated the following year.

FOAH presently has around thirty members from a range of backgrounds and interests.

Our regular activities and volunteering opportunities include:

  • Weekly Working Bee
  • Seed Bank collecting
  • Propagation Day
  • Community Planting Days
  • Historical research
  • Photographic records
  • Administration
  • Promotional material

Activities and projects are planned with District Staff from The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in accordance with Park Management Plans.

Working as a team to conserve, preserve and support the natural and cultural environment, we continue to enjoy a successful working partnership with our Park Ranger and associated support staff.

Picture Gallery

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