The Tilley Recreation Park - SA

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DEG: -34.79425 138.715195
DMS: 34º 47' 39.3" S 138º 42' 54.7" E
UTM: 54 H 6147394mN 290968mE
Altitude: 182.09m


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18.33kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 21.9 km (34 mins)
653.39kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 744 km (8 hours 16 mins)

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Stop 60 Yatala Vale Rd - Northern side
Surrey Downs SA 5126
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The Tilley Recreation Park was named after the Tilley family, after Hannah Cooper Tilley (nee Steven) gave the 7 acres of land to the community in 1946. Thirty nine years prior to this the land was virtually in private ownership and it was used as a show ground and cricket oval, as well as the hall being used for local functions.
After the grounds were handed over to the public, a trust deed was formed and later they became an incorporated body and many of the facilities were upgraded, firstly the tennis court site was excavated and levelled and over the years many improvements were effected. Prior to that, the present old hall was built in 1916 after a previous hall had burnt down in 1915. Both these halls had been built and used by the community. The lean-to or supper room was added in the late 1940's.

The Golden Grove Show Society was formed in 1911. A show has been held on the site of the Park each year since 1912 until the 1990s. The first show of perishable products was accommodated in a marquee. By 1913 a wood and iron pavilion had been built, a new fence erected and the area planted with grass.

In addition to the initial 7 acres , Council purchased a further 7 acres in the late 60's early 70's to double the size of the area and to confirm it as a major reserve of our city. The Golden Grove joint ventures added a further 7 acres to make further expansion possible.
The Trust which had been managing the park from 1946, handed over the park to the Council in 1973.
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Closest Weather Station

Parafield at 22/06:00am CST
Distance from The Tilley Recreation Park 7.96km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Parafield Airport
Distance from The Tilley Recreation Park 7.96km W
Mean Max. °C29.629.326.822.718.915.815.116.318.921.825.327.7
Mean Min. °C16.316.414.511.
Mean Rain mm20.818.

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