RIVERWALK ELDER PARK

Adelaide,SA
2004-2009
Adelaide City Council
Government of SA
 

Elder Park is Adelaide most loved and well-used public green space. Oxigen’s master plan for upgrade retains the historical and cultural associations from Adelaide’s first European settlement nearby by re-organising the park’s program to cater better for major cultural events, community celebrations, demonstrations and exhibition. At the same time the park caters for the everyday – meeting, relaxing, socialising, exercising. The health of this park reflects the confidence and aspirations of the city as a whole. Its gradual realisation provides a reinvigorated public heart to the city.

The River Torrens promenade adjacent to the Festival Theatre and Adelaide Convention Centre re-makes the interface between the City and the river, engaging the qualities of the landscape focused on the river and views to the Adelaide Oval. This place is the major venue for community events and festivals within the City – an egalitarian space for celebration and public expression.