Taylor Riverfront Precinct

Attractions Renmark

Phone:

1300 661 704

Description


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Opened in March 2021, the new precinct is set in the heart of Renmark and incorporates the Harry Clark Water Play area, a 24m river deck, four barbecues, lawn area all with views of the River Murray.

Description

The precinct is the original site of the Taylor Memorial Gardens and the Harry Clark Fountain.

The Taylor Memorial Garden was established in 1937 and named after the past editor of “The Murray Pioneer”, Mr Harry S Taylor who contributed to the town of Renmark from 1873 to 1932. Consultation with Clark and Taylor family representatives took place in 2019 to ensure both families agreed with Council’s decision to rename the site as the Taylor Riverfront Precinct and the fountain as the Harry Clark Water Play area. The new water play area has a non-slip surface and the water is now of swimming pool quality. It is a great place to let the kids investigate and splash about.

The original fountain was designed by Peter Everingham and constructed by the Corporation of Renmark with the assistance of a donation from local businessman Harry Clark in 1977. The number of stems on the existing fountain represents each of the major rivers comprising the Murray Darling River system. The decreasing height of the stems symbolises the passage of water from the source to the river's destination. The wine glass shape is a reminder of the grape and fruit produce of the area.

The Taylor Riverfront Precinct is a great place to enjoy the riverfront. You can take a walk on the river deck which is made from 100% recycled products (an equivalent of 65,530 milk bottles) or have a seat under one of the four shelters that also include free barbecues.

Map & Directions

1 Renmark Avenue, Renmark SA 5341, Australia