Sports & fitness

Sport and recreation in Adelaide

When Colonel Light planned the city of Adelaide in 1837, the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants was top of mind. Set against the River Torrens, he surrounded the city with 900 hectares of Park Lands, creating a place for locals and visitors sport and recreational activities.

Thanks to the City of Adelaide, Light’s vision continues today. There are over 207 hectares of sporting open space covering a range of sports, ages and abilities. Many sporting clubs and organisations lease facilities, while the council maintains walking and cycling trails, running loops, and provides free netball, basketball and tennis courts you can book and use.

Activities on the River Torrens

Activities on the River Torrens

The River Torrens is a great place for many recreational and sporting activities. Find out about what is permitted and which organisations use the waterway.

Clubs & associations

Clubs & associations

Many sporting clubs and associations use the various facilities throughout Adelaide and the Park Lands. See a list of the sports, schools, clubs and associations, and their contact details.

Courts & fitness spaces

Courts & fitness spaces

Make the most of the free work out equipment and courts in the fresh air of the Adelaide Park Lands. The serene sights, sounds, smells of nature while you exercise, make it all the more appealing to pop by on the weekend or even on your way home.

Flying a model aircraft or drone

Flying a model aircraft or drone

Individuals may fly their recreational model aircraft or drones in Adelaide at two designated locations. Read on for conditions and safety regulations.

Sport & Fitness Connect

Sport & Fitness Connect

The City of Adelaide has established a network to help sporting clubs, organisations and fitness providers in Adelaide. Learn about the benefits and register.

Sporting facilities in Adelaide

Sporting facilities in Adelaide

The City of Adelaide offers a variety of sporting facilities to individuals and sporting clubs and organisations. Find out about the options and how to reserve your space.