Market Square Reserve

Market Square Reserve playground

Once the site of a busy cattle market, today the reserve is better known for the many events and festivals which are held there each year.

In the 1840s, the river frontage here was used to load barges with grain from the surrounding farms. The grain was then ferried downstream to Port Noarlunga, from where it was shipped to Adelaide.

Market Square Reserve overlooks a bend in the Onkaparinga River, complete with undulating hills, river gums and rich native bird life. Located on the western end of the reserve is a beautiful water fountain and rose garden dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. The fountain attracts many birds and local wildlife, who use it as a ‘watering hole’ during the dry summer season.

Bookings are available for weddings and events with over 70 people.


Market Crescent, Old Noarlunga 5168  View Map

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