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River Torrens Linear Park

River Torrens Linear Park is a lush green space with sweeping lawns and large trees. It has pockets of revegetated biodiversity along its 8.4 kilometres.

The park forms part of the southern boundary of the City of Charles Sturt and is shared with the City of West Torrens.

Historically the River Torrens had no established outlet to the sea. Instead, flood waters would sit behind the large barrier dune system. This created a swampy region that became known as the 'Reedbeds' and is now known as West Lakes.

The Torrens Outlet was constructed and completed by 1939. It helped in the development of the western suburbs which before were often flooded.

Read our River Torrens Linear Park Management Plan Hindmarsh Bridge to the River Mouth.

Towards a Healthier River

The River Torrens Recovery Project

This River Torrens Recovery Project commenced in 2014, targeting priority sites to improve water quality and ecosystem function in the river and the coastal waters where it enters the sea.

In this video, the working group set out to showcase the River Torrens, our on-ground achievements along Karrawirra Parri and the importance of working together towards a shared goal.

Major partners include the Cities of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, West Torrens, Tea Tree Gully, Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Adelaide City Council, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges, Campbelltown City Council, Town of Walkerville, SA Water, and the Government of South of Australia.

More information

Natural Resource Management Officer
8408 1208