Morton Road reserve has a new name!

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On 19 October Council formally named the park 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' in line with community feedback. Niipu-niipu Wama means 'friendship park' in the Kaurna language.

You may be aware of the exciting developments at the Morton Road Reserve, Christie Downs, including a new skate park and the development of the Morton Road Sports and Community Hub.

We also sought ideas from the community on a formal name for the park. Your suggestions were collated and were shortlisted by Council:

  • Morton Park
  • Niipu-niipu Wama
  • Bob Mansfield Park
  • Festival Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Julia Gillard Park.

More information on each name is available here.

From 5 August to 20 September the community voted for their preferred name(s). Votes were collated and presented to Council in a report on 19 October where elected members decided on the park name. Council decided on the dual name 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' for the park to recognise the communities' top two name preferences. Niipu-niipu Wama means 'friendship park' in the Kaurna language, and this came from a community suggestion.

We will celebrate the opening of the park on Saturday, 30 October at 11am and we would love you to join us. Come and try tennis, football, skating and basketball, and enjoy a sausage sizzle.

On 19 October Council formally named the park 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' in line with community feedback. Niipu-niipu Wama means 'friendship park' in the Kaurna language.

You may be aware of the exciting developments at the Morton Road Reserve, Christie Downs, including a new skate park and the development of the Morton Road Sports and Community Hub.

We also sought ideas from the community on a formal name for the park. Your suggestions were collated and were shortlisted by Council:

  • Morton Park
  • Niipu-niipu Wama
  • Bob Mansfield Park
  • Festival Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Julia Gillard Park.

More information on each name is available here.

From 5 August to 20 September the community voted for their preferred name(s). Votes were collated and presented to Council in a report on 19 October where elected members decided on the park name. Council decided on the dual name 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' for the park to recognise the communities' top two name preferences. Niipu-niipu Wama means 'friendship park' in the Kaurna language, and this came from a community suggestion.

We will celebrate the opening of the park on Saturday, 30 October at 11am and we would love you to join us. Come and try tennis, football, skating and basketball, and enjoy a sausage sizzle.

  • CLOSED: The voting period closed at 9am on 20 September 2021.

    Please choose your preferred name(s) for the park.  

    You must be registered on Your Say Onkaparinga to participate, and can only vote once.

    Each vote for a name will count as a single vote for that name.  For example, if you select three names they will receive one vote each.

    Given you can only vote once and votes cannot be changed, please double-check your selections before you click on the 'submit' button.

    Please note that the voting results will be presented to Council to consider along with any other factors when choosing a formal name for the park.

    Thank you for taking an interest in naming the park.

    Vote now
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Page last updated: 21 October 2021, 11:47