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Party Parks

A park is a great place for a birthday party and we’ve put together a list of our favourite Adelaide parks for your next kids birthday party. Fenced, shaded, BBQ facilities, clean amenities, grassy areas – these parks have got everything you need for a great day.


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Mitcham Reserve

Find it at: Corner Old Belair Road and Norman Walk, Mitcham This ripper was upgraded in December 2018 and we absolutely love it! The new playground updates are a credit to Nature Play Design and the City of Mitcham with a great mix of the nature play elements alongside more traditional equipment. On the larger side of the park (the Northern side) there is the highlight of the new upgrade to Mitcham Reserve with a double story ‘elf...

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Barossa Adventure Station

Find it at: Washington Street, Angaston This family friendly and highly accessible facility (toilets YES!) features a 1km mountain bike trail, zip-line, in-groundtrampolines, multi-level adventure play space including a mega tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles, outdoor fitness equipment, play deck and plenty of picnic spots. default It is the perfect place to spend an hour, or the...

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Semaphore Foreshore

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore Foreshore is set for an incredible redevelopment, which will include a brand new playground (which will replace the existing playground below). The revised Master Plan is open for community consultation until 19 May 2024, but check out some of the concept images below. We are loving the proposed new activity hub (new playground to be built next to this), and water play! To read the Master Plan and...

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Burnside

Find it at: Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park Hazelwood Park Playground is a beauty for families of all ages and abilities. Upgraded in 2010 (and given a bit more TLC in early 2024), this shady park with plenty to do was one of the first (and still one of our fave) parks with a nature play feel. Set in the corner of the huge reserve there is plenty of space, plenty of shade and plenty of play equipment. In the summer the Burnside Outdoor Pool is...

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Dunstan Adventure Playground, St Peters

Find it at: Winchester Street, St Peters This wonderful playground upgrade, completed in 2023, includes new adventure-themed play equipment, toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities and park furniture. The Dunstan Adventure Playground is full of excellent equipment for adventurous kids. A lot of the equipment is aimed at older children though, so your kids will need to feel pretty confident, the slide is beyond huge and kids will need their balance...

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Morialta Mukanthi Conservation Park Playground

Find it at: Morialta Conservation Park, Woodforde The eagle has landed at Morialta Playground… in a 7 metre tall nest – and your kids can climb it! Yep, the Morialta Conservation Park playground is AWESOME! Best suited to kids aged 5-15years, it is great to see a play area perfect for older families. With over 100 car parks and walking trails to guide you, it makes a visit to the park even easier to navigate for families. The...

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SASMEE Park Train Rides

The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) is a miniature train experience your kids will LOVE you for. The objectives of the Society is to create and maintain interest in model making of all types. So there’s small machine tools, tool making and experimental engineering connected to models. This is very much a kids haven! Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal,...

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Glenthorne National Park Adventure Playground

Glenthorne Nature Play Space Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill The multi-million dollar nature play space, forming part of SA’s newest national park, Glenthorne, is here and it is spectacular!Glenthorne National Park opened in May 2019 and the nature playground has it all, in fact it has so much we are sure to forget some of the wonderful playground features including; Multiple slides (including a HUGE tube slide tower Swings...

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Golden Fields Adventure Playground, Golden Grove

Find it at: Asgard Drive, Golden Grove Golden Fields Reserve has had an incredible upgrade with the addition of an adventure playground, which joins the existing reserve playground in this 12 hectare reserve (the adventure playground is on the lower level)! This has got to be one of the biggest playground reserves in Adelaide with HEAPS of different play areas, including an accessible area and a brand new section with the coolest slide around!...

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Glover North Helicopter Park North Adelaide

Find it at: Lefevre Street, North Adelaide Better known as Helicopter Park to many, Glover North Playground is located on Lefevre Terrace in North Adelaide. With a large helicopter as its centrepiece, smaller kids can slide out of the chopper’s belly as one of the many pint-sized highlights located at this much loved playground. There are also plenty of swings, see-saws, climbing frames and sand play equipment including the popular...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

Find it at: St Kilda Rd, St Kilda For those who grew up in Adelaide, you’d probably have been out St Kilda Adventure Playground when you were a kid, but have you been back since 2015? It’s got all the awesome stuff that I remember from my childhood, and more… and green grass, less dust, water, shade and well, it’s just BIGGER AND BETTER than I remember too! St Kilda’s huge makeover was completed in 2015 with a...

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Glover East Playground (Park 15) Adelaide

Find it at: 120 East Terrace, Adelaide Set among the existing trees, along with some new ones, the city council did an amazing job back in 2018 revamping the existing Ityamai Itpina East Terrace Glover Playground also known as Park 15. We love that this playground caters to a variety of ages and has something for everyone. The main stage of the play space are the wooden houses located in the middle of the playground. These are awesome cubby...

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Tusmore Park Wading Pool

Find it at: Stirling St, Tusmore Opening in March 2022, the Tusmore Park Wading Pool is fast becoming a favourite spot for visitors to cool down. The design features a fully fenced and shaded wading pool, lawned areas for picnics, a new creek style section, tiered seating and water play equipment for plenty of splashing and playing during the summer months. A few points worth mentioning: It’s fully fenced!! Hoorah! It’s unsupervised...

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Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

City of Marion have transformed Marion Outdoor Pool into a water park with four new slides (in addition to the two epic, already existing slides) a giant tipping bucket, and numerous water jets and water play activities. The new attractions include: Water play park with 9.2 metre high x 20 metre wide centrepiece with four water slides, including one enclosed slide, tipping bucket containing 600 litres of water , and water cannons59 sqm spash...

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Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove

Find it at: Heron Way, Hallett Cove This is a great new playground with amazing views over the ocean. The reserve includes a new 5-way swing, tunnel slide, water and sand play, nature play, fitness equipment, shade sales, toilet, seating, shelter and BBQ facilities. The playground is unfenced, and there is a drop down to the rocky beach that parents with fast moving smaller children will need to be mindful of. There is parking close to the...

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Mellor Park Lockleys

Find it at: Myzantha Street, Lockleys Mellor Park Lockleys, a fabulous addition by the City of West Torrens in 2021, is geared towards capable climbers and kids big enough to climb onto a platform for the flying fox. Now, we love us a flying fox and this one has potential but City of West Torrens can you speed it up a bit? Does it have breaks on? Or does it just need our kids to ride it seventy three trillion times to break it in? Not sure but...

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Freedom Park Two Wells

Find it at: Mary Lee Street, Two Wells Well isn’t this one totally worth the drive out north! The new playground, Freedom Park, within the Liberty at Two Wells development, is the latest milestone in a $1.2 billion residential precinct way out north. We absolutely loved it when we took the drive to check it out, with our intrepid playground reviewers claiming it as one of the best playgrounds they have visited. High praise indeed! Lots of...

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Salisbury Oval Playground

Find it at: Brown Terrace, Salisbury Well this looks just a little bit epic doesn’t it. The exciting new playspace Salisbury Oval has opened and for the older and more adventurous kids, it is right up their alley thanks to an enormous slide tower that is a challenge to climb but great fun on the way down! Plenty of new amenities to enjoy as well, with the playground also including a flying fox, swings, see saw, carousel, nature play...

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub – Christie Downs

Find it at: Morton Road, Christie Downs The $3.5 million dual named Morton Park/Niipu-Niipu Wama ( Niipu-niipu Wama means ‘friendship park’ in the Kaurna language and this came from a community suggestion) finished in opened in October 2021 and what a spectacular facility for the south! It includes a skate park, multi-use tennis/netball courts, adventure play space, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, basketball half-court, irrigated lawns...

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Roy Marten Park, Taperoo

Find it at: Military Road, Taperoo With a $6.4million budget for the 2018 upgrade, the great thing about this playground is that it caters for ALL age groups. Something we love for Adelaide families as it keeps everyone happy oh and occupied. The equipment is quite spread out and has been zoned for ages . It incorporates lots of challenging climbing structures for the older kids and has a toddler play area along with sand pit and water play for...

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Harts Mill Playground Port Adelaide

Find it at: Mundy Street, Port Adelaide With the whole area going though some major redevelopment, Hart’s Mill playground was opened to the public in mid 2014 with a great space for families to play at Port Adelaide. Coupled a spot of dolphin watching and hitting up the markets, this makes a great family trip. The eyecatching, 3 story tower with metal slide is the centrepiece of the Hart’s Mill Playground Port Adelaide and the slide...

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace

Find it at: Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale The amazing $2.2 million nature playspace, located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads at Morphett Vale, has been designed for people of all ages to get outdoors and engage with nature.  Nature themes are featured as a tribute to the site’s importance for Kaurna people, and the site’s history as a working farm from the 1840s to 1960s. Stunning public art by local Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and...

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Nannigai Drive Reserve

Find it at: Nannigai Drive, Hallett Cove Marion Council has done it again with a fabulous new playground down south, opened in mid 2021 at Hallett Cove. This is a fantastic all round community space, complete with toilets, basketball and tennis courts (with soccer goals too), BBQ, sheltered seating, drinking fountains and good parking off the quiet side street. Our crew loved this space, with a fantastic range of equipment which is perfect for...

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Glandore Community Centre Playground

Find it at: Malwa Street, Glandore The fabulous playground at the Glandore Community Centre is now open and we think it looks sensational! The highlight of course is the huge ‘birdcage’ climbing structure which leads into a great tube slide, which is big enough to keep the older kids entertained but also is just right for the brave younger ones to try. There is a 3 on 3 basketball court, and a table tennis table plus plenty of...

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Hope Valley Reservoir

Find it at: Hope Valley, SA Fantastic news with the announcement that from December 13 2020, we will be able to walk, cycle and explore Hope Valley Reservoir for the first time in 150 years (give or take a year or two). Construction is about to commence, with first cab off the rank being a network of walking and cycling trails which will take you from the reservoir and link with existing paths alongside the O-Bahn busway. The fabulous new...

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Glenside Playground

Find it at: Cedarwoods development at Glenside. Corner Fullarton/Greenhill Road The fantastic playground built within the Cedar Woods development at Glenside is now open! Built by Space Landscape Construction, this is a fantastic facility for the locals and is well worth stopping by if you spot it driving down Fullarton Road. With swings, a toddler playground, ninja-style course, basketball court, stepping logs and a ginormous climbing tower...

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Stanley Street Reserve

Find it at: Stanley Street, Glengowie This one will have your little crew buzzing (little bee humour there…you will see why in the pics), with this bee hive themed playground opening in May 2021. This has jumped straight into some of our favourite playgrounds, with some very unique pieces of play equipment and a real commitment to the bee theme (even if the ride on bees do look sort of like they will appear in your nightmares at some...

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Lightsview Adventure Park

Find it at: South Parklands, Lightsview A fabulous adventure playground has been added to the Lightsview development, which is well worth the trip! Opened in April 2021, the nature play themed park includes water play, a huge number of logs and balancing beams to test out kids and parents alike! Throw in a climbing hill with slide, a basketball court, sand play area, in-ground trampolines, swings and even more slides, we love this park for...

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Bush Magic Playground

Find it at: Jeffcot Road, North Adelaide This beautiful spot might well be Adelaide’s best toddler playground. Let us know what you think! Set amongst the parklands adjacent the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, this fully fenced playground is shaded by the huge trees in the area and is just such a lovely serene place for a play. What I like about this playground Lots of parking available either on the street or in the Adelaide Aquatic Centre...

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Inlet Reserve Playground Tennyson

Find it at: Trimmer Parade, Westlakes Inlet Reserve Playground is a great little playground located at the top of Trimmer Parade as you come off Military Road in a beautiful spot right next to the water. The park is new and modern with a great range of equipment for both young and older kids, including this cool climbing web that caught my eye as we were driving past. Top spot for a picnic on the grass next to it which is also a good size for a...

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Burnside Adventure Playground, Kensington Gardens Reserve

Find it at: The Parade & West Terrace, Kensington Gardens Hidden away in the inner Eastern suburbs is this the awesome Burnside Adventure Playground. Despite being a multi-award winning park and just off The Parade, I’ve been surprised to find how many locals don’t even know about this place with things to do for families of all ages and interests! It s a firm fave for us and our two boys under 5, plus our friends with toddlers...

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Orphanage Park Playground Millswood

Find it at: Mitchell Street, Millswood Wow what a fabulous toddler playground this spot is. It is fully fenced, with sensational shade from both the shade sails and the beautiful big trees (probably gum trees…all big trees are gum trees right?). With lots of lovely toddler orientated equipment, a little bike/scooter track around the perimeter and lots of seating, I can’t remember feeling so relaxed at a playground! It really was...

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Jubilee Wooden Adventure Playground Port Noarlunga

Find it at: Saltflee Street, Port Noarlunga South Jubilee Playground is one of the biggest and best playgrounds in the Adelaide area. It’s an oldie but a goodie and most of the awesome play equipment that forms a castle is made out of wood which makes it even cooler! Jubilee Playground has HEAPS of things to keep kids from toddler to high school amused and has different sections for different abilities – from slides, swings, poles,...

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Kensington Park Oval

Find it at: The Parade, Kensington Park With a recent development (Opened September 2020) of the existing playground, this has been transformed into such a beautiful toddler playground. Nature play is the theme here with the playground sitting nicely with the local scenery, but the trade off for this is it probably is only a playground for the up to 5 years crowd. There is shade, toilets, a water fountain and tables, but it isn’t fully...

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Market Square Old Noarlunga

Find it at: Market Cres, Old Noarlunga As a southerner most of my life, who grew up around this spot and visited constantly and went to a zillion kids parties here, I never thought of it as much of a ‘hidden gem’ but it is kind of the definition of one! Tucked away in beautiful Old Noarlunga (a township that is bypassed by all the main roads), the Market Square is a magnificent setting for a playground, picnic, feeding the ducks by...

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Belair Adventure Playground

Find it at: Belair National Park, SA Located within Belair National Park and surrounded by 800 hectares of beautiful bush this playground is an oldie, but a goodie! These photos bring back so many memories for us. Can anyone else remember school excursions here in the 80s and eating massive bush biscuits? Sitting in the huge concrete tunnels and then scurrying away trying to hide from your friends. Belair National Park sells itself. An iconic...

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Esplanade Playground Port Noarlunga

Find it at: Esplanade, Port Noarlunga How about this stunning playground location! Located at the top of the Esplanade cliff between Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach (Right next door to the Port Noarlunga RSL – Free 8 ball and video games by the way), this great little playground is a fantastic way to let the kids burn off some beach energy while you enjoy the breathtaking views. With lots of space, some modern equipment to climb on...

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Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge

Find it at: Charles Sturt Drive, Murray Bridge The Sturt Reserve at Murray Bridge is a belter and well worth the trip up the freeway. Located on the foreshore of the Murray, it can get a tad (very) windy at times but if you time it right, you won’t find a more beautiful spot to spend the arvo. The playground itself is massive, in fact you would be hard pressed to find a larger undercover playground anywhere, with several playgrounds enclosed...

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Aston Hills Adventure Playground, Mt Barker

Find it at: Seymore Drive, Mt Barker There are a heap of new developments up at Mt Barker (only half hour from the city I might add) and with the expansion has come a bunch of brilliant new playgrounds and other play-spaces. The bonus of Barker is aaaallllll of the space to do all of the things….which sometimes you don’t get down the hill in town. A brand spanking new spot is in the Aston Hills development on Seymour Drive Mt...

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Drage Reserve, Felixtow

Find it at: Riverside Drive, Felixtow Tucked away in the backstreets of Felixstow, away from the busy main roads, this fantastic playground with modern and updated equipment is not only great for those in the area but just about worth a drive to visit. This playground is massive. With huge shade sails covering the majority of the fenced (yep entirely fenced!) new play equipment with a mix of rubber and bark flooring, not only will you and your...

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Old Gum Tree Reserve & Playground, Glenelg

Find it at: McFarlane Street, Glenelg North (just off Tapley’s Hill Road) Combine a fantastic playground with all the facilities you will need, with a bit of local history, and you have the Old Gum Tree historic site and playground at Glenelg.  With 3 seperate undercover areas to cater for multiple groups at one time, scattered around a spacious area shaded by huge (probably gum) trees, this is the perfect spot for your family gathering...

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Loxton Pioneer Playground

Find it at: 4 Tobruk Terrace, Loxton This park was built in 2015 and has been a firm Riverland favourite for kids of all ages ever since. Little kids will love the toddler play area, numerous swings and smaller slides and older kids will have a great time climbing all over the giant rope tower and the 15m paddle steamer climbing feature (the PS Jolly Miller), zipping down the fast slide, spinning around on the mousewheel, riding the double...

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Monash adventure playground

Find it at: Madison Road, Monash Most of us oldies will remember Monash Playground from when we were kids. Back in the 80s and 90s it looked a bit like this.. It was EPIC! (and also terrifying) It doesn’t look like that anymore but it’s still one of S.A’s most loved playgrounds and definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in the Riverland or passing through. It’s about 3 hours drive from Adelaide between Barmera...

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Apex Park, West Beach

Find it at: Burbridge Road, Westbeach Complementing the playground, Stage 1 of the upgraded area at Apex Park caters for a wide variety of ages and is great for catch ups, parties, a general play or hit of tennis. The fully fenced playground features lots of equipment over a quite large area. It is a bark chip surface, so with considering if unsteady on your feet, and there is unfortunately no accessible play here. If that doesn’t rule...

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St Clair Recreation Precinct

Find it at: St Clair Recreation Center With an additional $26.5m funding for the upgrade this amazing recreation and play space provides awesome experiences for locals and visitors. The revitalised precinct is a huge win for families and we are pleased to let you know after many visits to road test, it is one of our favourite playgrounds1 Stage One features a fabulous brand new 6 court basketball stadium, a dedicated indoor roller skate area (...

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Byethorne Park Nairne

Find it at: Woodside Road, Nairne yethorne Park is a beautiful Adelaide Hills playground located on Woodside Road in Nairne AND it’s just had a great little upgrade that includes a new nature play area and a beautiful great big grassy kick around area. The new nature play elements blend beautifully with the existing equipment that includes a climbing spiders web, flying fox, drums, bouncers and lots of interesting play equipment for the...

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Heywood Park – NEW Mini Ninja Course OPEN

MINI NINJA OBSTACLE COURSE IS OPEN! Find it at: Addiscombe Pl, Unley Park Calling all Mini Ninjas. Heywood Park in Unley is the place to be. In addition to the 2 separate play areas this play space has the Unley Council have now added an awesome Mini Ninja course designed for ages 10 – 14. In addition, the area provides a new fitness based activity hub for all to utilise. We love how the council have created this space with a natural...

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MJ McInerney Reserve, West Croydon

Find it at: Sackville St, West Croydon. If your kids love slides, skate parks or shooting hoops……this is going to be their new favourite playground. We’re talking big slides, small slides, straight slides and one great big epic curly slide that is going to be VERY busy this weekend! We’re calling it the best new party park in the North West, and it may just make the new TOP 10 in Adelaide, because it’s got LOTS of...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

Find it at: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor Stage 2 of this fabulous development has been completed and it looks brilliant. The earlier redeveloped GT Fisher Playground in Victor Harbor opened in July 2019 and is located where the old train playground was, right near the horse trams, this nature playground will have the kids smiling all around. What an amazing interactive, quirky playspace the people of Victor Harbor have delivered. Based around...

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Felixstow Reserve

Find it at: Langman Grove, Felixston The Felixstow Reserve redevelopment has just finished and this lovely community area opened in February 2019. The new park has been fully redeveloped and, while it doesn’t have a huge set of ‘play equipment’ it does have wide open spaces, wetlands, cultural and a fitness trail. A great new wetlands system, which provides a home for birds and animals while capturing, treating and storing...

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