With young people making up 30.4% of the City of Marion population, they are a very important part of the Marion community.
The City of Marion is committed to working with young people and the community to make the region a positive and inclusive place for young people to live, work and play.
Commitment to young people
The City of Marion places a strong emphasis on working with partners and collaborators across the city and region, acknowledging the expertise, knowledge and creativity these diverse groups contribute in strengthening community connectedness for young people.
Our aim is to provide funding and expertise to the community to create opportunities for youth participation and engagement across the City of Marion.
If you need urgent assistance or support, call a crisis service now using the below phone numbers. The below websites can also provide great information and support.
Crisis service phone numbers
- Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
- Life Line; 131 114
- Crisis Care: 131 161
- Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
- Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1300 131 340
- South Australian Police (SAPOL) - Emergency: 000
- South Australian Policy (SAPOL) - Assistance Line: 131 444
- Kids Helpline
- Beyondblue website
- Reachout website
- MoodGYM website
- Office for Youth
- Youth Affairs Council of SA (YACSA)
Oaklands Skate Park Sessions
The Oaklands Recreational Plaza skate park will feature a series of free youth skateboarding and BMX sessions on Thursday nights throughout summer.
These sessions will be facilitated by Lighthouse Youth Projects and Big Sunday and have been made possible through the City of Marion’s Youth Development grant funding.
All young people and families are welcome to attend.
Big Sunday will be serving up a free BBQ to all that come down on the nights they host the event.
There will be bikes and skateboards available for young people that want to have a go but don’t have their bike or board.
See below for upcoming dates.