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River Torrens Linear Park

River Torrens

The River Torrens Linear Park forms part of the southern boundary of the City of Charles Sturt, shared with the City of West Torrens it extends for 8.4 kilometres.

Historically the River Torrens had no established outlet to the sea.  Rather flood waters would sit behind the large barrier dune system forming a swampy region that extended from West Beach north to where they joined with the salt marsh/tidal estuary that is now known as West Lakes.  This swampy region later became known as the ‘Reedbeds’.  As larger flows frequently flooded much of the land west of the City of Adelaide the Torrens Outlet was constructed, largely completed by 1939 the outlet assisted in the development of the western suburbs.

The River Torrens Linear Park is now an exceptional recreational asset and is characterised by large trees and sweeping lawns with pockets of revegetated biodiversity along its length.

For further information please see our ‘River Torrens Linear Park Management Plan Hindmarsh Bridge to the River Mouth’ or contact the Natural Resource Management Officer on 8408 1208.

River Torrens Linear Park Management Plan Hindmarsh Bridge to the River Mouth (5490 kb)

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