Greenhills celebrate their Open Day with new homeowners

Craig Littlely and his sons Campbell and Jack with some of their Greenhills memorabilia.
Craig Littlely and his sons Campbell and Jack with some of their Greenhills memorabilia.

More than 100 hundred people visited Greenhills to celebrate their Open Day last month.

For decades families enjoyed a day of fun and activity out at Greenhills Adventure Park with water slides, canoeing, mini golf, race-cars, and mazes.

Since then it has been transformed into a hidden haven of new homes, allowing for a raft of new adventures and memories to be formed by those moving in.

Mat Keelan was the very first person to live at Greenhills.

"I just love things like being able to go for a walk with the kids along the river and being on the old Greenhills Adventure Park site is cool," Mat said.

Mat was born on the Fleurieu and spent many years visiting Greenhills Adventure Park. He has even collected a few iconic pieces from the park, including some of the Greenhills signs and one of the canoes.

"I went to school with Craig Littlely, who used to manage the park, and he and I have gathered lots of fun memorabilia," Mat said.

Greenhills maintains a secluded and calming atmosphere with the old gum trees, running river, and winding walking trails.

Local nurse Jessica Jagla is building her home Greenhills and said the location and natural surroundings was what appealed to her.

"I went to Greenhills as a child and I love the fact that my corner block is going to be where the bike track used to be," she said.

Sarah and Lachlan Treloar are also building a home for their family at Greenhills.

"When we first looked at the land we are building on, we laughed realising how close it is to the spot where on a date to Greenhills Adventure Park we had our first argument because we couldn't manage to keep our double canoe afloat. It is actually very nostalgic for us," they said.