RELATED COVERAGE: Greenhills Adventure Park to stay as it is until autumn 2016.
After 33 years of providing entertainment and family fun, Greenhills Adventure Park will close its gates on May 1, 2016.
Developers purchased the land in 2009 and propose to build 66 housing allotments over four stages once the adventure park is closed.
Managing director of Greenhills Adventure Park Meg Whibley said for the past 12 months housing blocks have been sold by the developers.
“At least we know what day it will end and the uncertainty has been taken away,” she said.
“Under the circumstances it is the perfect time to walk away.”
For the past 33 years Greenhills Adventure Park has entertained visitors with the 10 hectares of land consisting of water slides, par three golf, archery, water activities, go carts, a maze and rock climbing.
Meg’s parents Margaret and Bill McKenzie, with Rosemary and Tom Builder, started Greenhills in 1982.
“This has been such a large part of my life and my late brother Scott had such a great vision for not just Greenhills Adventure Park, but for the whole Fleurieu Peninsula,” Ms Whibley said.
“I am sad, but also excited.
“I want this summer to be a celebration on what has been achieved for 33 years.”
“We have had so many visitors from all over the world come to the park and there are so many locals who came here as children to have fun and many who have worked here.”
Ms Whibley said the summer will include discounted annual passes to celebrate the end of an era. The passes will cost $60 instead of $100.
“If for some reason you have not been here this will be your last chance,” she said.
“It is our last summer and it is going to be big.”