In 1978, Mrs Margaret Cutten and Mrs Ann Burton donated Thalassa Farm to the community and the land was transformed into an informal recreation area for community use. Today, Thalassa Park is popular with local residents and visitors, as it offers a variety of activities for both young and old.
The fourth SA Writers’ Festival conducted in 2007 included the creation of a Storybook Walk in a section of Thalassa Park, Aberfoyle Park.
The decision was made to transform part of the gardens into a sculpture park.
The objective of the sculpture park is to raise the profile of and celebrate Australian writers and poets and their works, by bringing characters from some of the best loved children’s books to life.
How to get there
Travelling east on Windebanks Road, the entrance to Thalassa Park is on the left. There is parking near the playground/toilet facilities and the Storybook Walk slopes south along the path from this point.