Friends of Blackwood Forest
Blackwood Forest Recreation Park is located in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Hawthorndene.
By the mid 1980s, attempts were made to sell off the land for housing. Thankfully, due to sustained community pressure over many years, the forest was finally proclaimed a Recreation Park in November 2001. This was a real tribute to the efforts of the local community, reflecting the significance of the forest to the community.
Now the reserve is under the management of the National Parks and Wildlife Services SA. The Friends group offers the opportunity for residents to continue to have a say in the forest’s management and to lend a hand to improve the site.
There’s lots you can do to get involved, get in touch with them today to find out more!