Construction of Happy Valley Reservoir’s 20-kilometre trail network, car parks and a range of visitor facilities is now underway, ahead of the site’s highly-anticipated opening on 11 December this year.

For the first time in more than 120 years, the community will be able to kayak, fish, picnic, ride and run when the reservoir in Adelaide’s south opens for recreational access.

Little Para Reservoir in the north eastern suburbs and Mount Bold Reservoir in the Adelaide Hills are also on track to be open by the end of the year.

Crews have hit the ground running to create Happy Valley’s walking trails and visitor nodes with up to 30 full-time jobs being created.

The new amenities will include two kayak launch areas, car parks with trailer and kayak drop-off facilities, picnic settings and shelters, and a boardwalk jetty and lookout offering stunning views over the water.

Happy Valley's 20 kilometres of trails will take people along the water’s edge, through a pine forest, native flora and open grassy areas, which can be travelled on foot or on your mountain bikes and be ready to explore in time for a bumper summer holiday period.

Adventure, family fun and environmental preservation will underpin a wonderful nature experience at Happy Valley – situated right in the heart of metropolitan Adelaide and part of our once in a generation Glenthorne National Park precinct.