Cooling the community

Cooling the community

Well-irrigated spaces are cooler than non-irrigated spaces – that’s why we’re working with our community to use effective watering to cool our homes and public spaces.

Cooling the community - interactive map

Discover the best locations to keep cool. With live temperature readings at each location this map lets you know how cool you will be at local parks. Simply click and drag on the map to navigate around. You can zoom in to your current location, and find out more about the features of each park that has its temperature monitored. It works best in Google Chrome.

Why some areas are cooler than others

Some of the parks on the maps are irrigated more than others and that’s why you may notice temperature differences. In fact, dry ground can be just as hot as bitumen and fake grass can be even hotter. Parks that are watered regularly reduce the temperature of the local area. Your local council provides open spaces for you to enjoy and this map shows the benefits in relation to air temperature.

Tips and feedback

Do you know a local park not currently shown on the map? Use the feedback box below to tell us which one and we’ll look into it for you.

Cooling Adelaide Airport

We are working together with Adelaide Airport to use water for cooling around the runway. This exciting trial has shown temperature reductions can reduce the cost of running cooling towers, and fuel used for aeroplanes to take off. You can apply the same cooling principles at home. Check out the video below.

Find a drinking fountain with our BYOB app

With the BYOB app you can search for nearby drinking fountains and bottle filling stations anywhere.