Recreation Activities in Victoria Park

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In August 2014 Council sought your feedback on how we can best manage the various recreational activities that happens in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi.

Council's vision for Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi is to create a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space within the iconic Adelaide Park Lands to serve all South Australians, supporting a variety of community activities, whilst preserving the unique landscape and heritage qualities of the place.

Over the past six years Council has carried out actions from the Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Master Plan to improve the area including the extension of the Criterium Track, establishment of a premium field, introduction of a fitness circuit and restoration of the Heritage Grandstand and surrounds. As a result of these improvements, Victoria Park has become an increasingly popular place for City residents and visitors from all over Adelaide to participate in informal and formal recreation.

For further information

  • Read the Project Update below and view the Maps on the right-hand side for how recreational activities will be managed.
  • Browse through the documents in the Related Documents section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

View the News Tab below for the latest updates.

In August 2014 Council sought your feedback on how we can best manage the various recreational activities that happens in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi.

Council's vision for Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi is to create a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space within the iconic Adelaide Park Lands to serve all South Australians, supporting a variety of community activities, whilst preserving the unique landscape and heritage qualities of the place.

Over the past six years Council has carried out actions from the Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Master Plan to improve the area including the extension of the Criterium Track, establishment of a premium field, introduction of a fitness circuit and restoration of the Heritage Grandstand and surrounds. As a result of these improvements, Victoria Park has become an increasingly popular place for City residents and visitors from all over Adelaide to participate in informal and formal recreation.

For further information

  • Read the Project Update below and view the Maps on the right-hand side for how recreational activities will be managed.
  • Browse through the documents in the Related Documents section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.
Consultation has concluded
  • Project Update - September 2015

    about 4 years ago

    Council sought your feedback on a proposed change to the dog off-leash area and the use of model aircraft in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi in August 2014.

    As a result of the feedback provided, some minor changes to the Community Land Management Plan (CLMP) for Victoria Park/Pakpakanthi were endorsed by Council in September 2014. Minor changes included:

    • A minor adjustments to the current dog off-leash area.
    • Defining an area for electric model aircraft use.
    Council also approved the following limitations for the use of Model Aircraft:

    Council sought your feedback on a proposed change to the dog off-leash area and the use of model aircraft in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi in August 2014.

    As a result of the feedback provided, some minor changes to the Community Land Management Plan (CLMP) for Victoria Park/Pakpakanthi were endorsed by Council in September 2014. Minor changes included:

    • A minor adjustments to the current dog off-leash area.
    • Defining an area for electric model aircraft use.
    Council also approved the following limitations for the use of Model Aircraft:
    • There is to be no use prior to 10.00am and after 7.00 pm on weekends and Public Holidays.
    • Requests a further report be presented after 6 months which includes details of noise levels produced when model aeroplane activity is occurring and appropriateness of designated area.
    Given the Council requirement to undertake a 6 month trial on model aircraft flying times, the Community Land Management Plan (CLMP) for Victoria Park was not amended, in order to allow for the outcome of the trial. After receiving further feedback from the community and undertaking an assessment of model aircraft noise levels additional amendments to the CLMP were endorsed by Council on 30 June 2015.

    A common sense approach has been taken to the proposed amendments that acknowledge the wide range of recreational activities that take place in Victoria Park. The amendments address safety concerns, equity of access and enjoyment for all users.

    Council is keen to inform the community of these amendments which are:
    • Approve the flying of Push Type Propeller and Ducted Fan Type model aircraft, with flying permitted during daylight hours but not before 7.00am any day.
    • Approve the flying of electric powered and non-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) between daylight hours subject to adherence with Civil Aviation Safety Authority guidelines and only flying within the designated areas.
    • Amend the dog off leash area for Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi as recommended by the Adelaide Park Lands Authority allowing the entire park east of the north-south sealed pathway to be dog off leash except when:
      • The Criterium track is in use by any cyclist;
      • The premium field, southern sports fields or any other approved area is in use for a sporting event, game or training activity; and
      • In either case dogs must be on leash within 50 metres of these facilities and/or activities.

  • Consultation Outcome

    by Sooz at ACC, almost 5 years ago

    Overall, the results in regards to recreation activities in Victoria Park indicated that the community did not support a significant reduction in the dog off leash area and, were supportive of model aircraft using Victoria Park. As a result, in order to address safety concerns, equity of access and enjoyment for all users, the following was recommended to Council:

    • minimal change to the dog off leash area, with the Premium Field to be on leash and the criterium track on lead only when in use; and
    • the southern sports fields (when not in use for organised sport and training) and...

    Overall, the results in regards to recreation activities in Victoria Park indicated that the community did not support a significant reduction in the dog off leash area and, were supportive of model aircraft using Victoria Park. As a result, in order to address safety concerns, equity of access and enjoyment for all users, the following was recommended to Council:

    • minimal change to the dog off leash area, with the Premium Field to be on leash and the criterium track on lead only when in use; and
    • the southern sports fields (when not in use for organised sport and training) and an area south of this available for electric model aircraft.

    This recommendation was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 9th September 2014, but the following limitations were added to the flying of Model Aircraft:

    • there is to be no use prior to 10.00am and after 7.00pm on weekends and Public Holidays; and
    • Council also requested that a further report be presented to Committee after 6 months which includes details of noise levels produced when model aeroplane activity is occurring and appropriateness of designated area.

    To read the Council report, and consultation summary click here.

    Guldelines have been developed to help explain what areas have specific recreational pruposes, click here to view it.