Category: 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.

Old Gum Tree Reserve & Playground, Glenelg

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 or just an afternoon play.  It is fully fenced, although the...

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Loxton Pioneer Playground

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 flying fox. One of the unique features of...

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Monash adventure playground

Where: Madison Road, Monash – between Barmera and Renmark in the Riverland 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...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

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 brand new metal/mesh 3 storey castle...

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Apex Park, West Beach

Complementing the playground, 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 you out, It’s a bloody great park worth...

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Tusmore Park Wading Pool

** UPDATE 15 March 2022** It’s OPEN! Here are the first photos from the brand new Tusmore Park Wading Pool opened in March 2022. The new 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. It’s fully fenced!! Hoorah!It’s unsupervised. No lifeguard on duty. So please keep an eye on your kids while...

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St Clair Recreation Precinct

With an additional $26.5m funding for the upgrade this amazing NEW recreation and play space will provide awesome experiences for locals and visitors. The revitalised precinct is a huge win for families and we are pleased to let you know Stage One and most of Stage Two is now finished and OPEN! Stage One features a fabulous brand new 6 court basketball stadium, a dedicated indoor roller skate area ( this even makes me smile, as a kid I LOVED...

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Byethorne Park Nairne

Byethorne 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. DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0141.JPG 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 kids to...

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Heywood Park – NEW Mini Ninja Course OPEN

MINI NINJA OBSTACLE COURSE IS OPEN! 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 flare in mind so the kids balance and...

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MJ McInerney Reserve, 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 space and equipment for the whole...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

*** AUGUST 2021 UPDATE*** 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 the local...

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Felixstow Reserve

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 stormwater through an Aquifer Storage...

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Stirling Steamroller Park

Nestled away in the beautiful Adelaide Hills suburb of Stirling, one of the first things you see upon exiting the freeway is the Stirling Steamroller Park. The park is fully fenced and is split into two areas, one for smaller children with baby swings, a mini slide, cubby house, balancing beams and rockers. There is also a great big tree perfect for climbing in, and exploring The other more suited to the bigger kids with an elevated boardwalk...

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East Terrace Glover Playground (Park 15), Adelaide

Set among the existing trees, along with some new ones, the city council have done an amazing job with revamping the existing East Terrace Glover Playgroung 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 houses on stilts that cater for different ages as each has...

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Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

*** STOP PRESS – HUGE UPGRADE NOW OPEN ***…..and yep, The Kids in Adelaide team have been sent in to test it out……. City of Marion have now opened the next exciting stage of work that has 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...

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Angus Neill Reserve Seacliff

Although the playground is scheduled for an “official” opening on September 9th, the fences came down today for all the little ones to enjoy the newly completed playground in Seacliff. Shadesails and more plants will be added in September. The playground is in the same location as previously, although it includes part of the hillside now, spreading further than before. Yippee Angus Neil Reserve is OPEN. After a fabulous upgrade the...

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playspace, Park Holme

*** July 2020 Update*** After being closed for maintenance, the Marion Council have advised that Hendrie Street is open for business again….just in time for the July school holidays! Livvi’s Place has been specially designed in close consultation with the community to ensure no-one is left out, including those with disabilities, and is located at Hendrie Street Reserve, behind the Marion Outdoor Pool. Built on a beautiful tree-lined...

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Appleby Road Reserve, Morphettville

This is a newly renovated (July 2018) park for all ages. 4 swings (2 little kids and 2 older kids), balancing, climbing nets and climbing wall, monkey bars, firemans pole and flying fox.There’s also exercise equipment for big kids and adults. Nature play elements including hard and loose surface paths and a water play area including a water gate, water pumps, channel, sand sieve and wooden bridge that will be great fun in...

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Goldenfields Reserve Playground, Golden Grove

WOW this playground/reserve is something to get excited about and is one of our favourite parks in Adelaide. It literally has everything you want for the family and more. This play space has extensive play equipment zoned in key areas to cater for all ages. The little toddler area features a turning mini bouncy sea saw catering for 4 little people , a car for imaginative play and a small climbing piece that leads to a mini slippery dip. Further...

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Hawthorndene Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Ave, Hawthorndene

This park is a beautiful leafy, shady spot and great for kids of all ages really. Heaps of space to spread out, play ball games and run around AND it’s fully fenced! Yahoo! The playground features areas for the little people, and the bigger kids with swings, slides, firemans pole, monkey bars, flying fox, see saw and a cute little pretend ‘shop’ area where the kids made pretend icecreams.The space also has an undercover...

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Prospect Memorial Park

Gorgeous leafy playground located in Prospect suitable for all ages. This playground has a lovely vibe about it with some great play equipment in a “magical” garden theme. This playground allows the children to play on the equipment, explore the garden and nature areas, build sandcastles in the sandpit, splash in the small water play area, kick a ball on the lawn or just relax on a blanket. The playground is fully fenced but also offers lots of...

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Payneham Oval Playground

THIS PARK IS A WINNER! We stopped in on the way to cherry picking at Lennane’s for a “quick” play but it turned into an extended play once we got there and we’ll definitely be back. This park was renovated in 2015 and it still looks great. It’s in a really nice big open space next to Payneham Oval and surrounded by trees and covered in nice green grass. The playground has shade sails over the main play areas but...

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Barrens Reserve Mitcham

Here’s a fully fenced playground in Mitcham that’s great for toddlers and pre schoolers…..BUT there are no toilets so just be aware of that. A brand new toddler playground was added to Barrens Reserve in mid 2017 to sit alongside the existing older kids equipment and if you’re kids love climbing and some space for a run around it’s ideal. AND IT’S FULLY FENCED! The new equipment has a jungle explorer theme....

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Partridge House Playground and Gardens

This is one of my favourite parks. A beautiful park/playground perfect for the kids to have a play on the playground, enjoy a run on the grass or explore the beautiful manicured gardens. Partridge House is a beautiful old community home built in 1899 and is now used for private functions with the grounds open each day until 10pm to the public. The playground caters for a few ages and has a swing set including baby swing, 2 slippery dips,...

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Morialta Mukanthi Conservation Park Playground

The eagle has landed at Morialta Playground… in a 7 metre tall nest – and your kids can climb it! Yep, the new 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 . The stunningly designed, HUGE and super fun playground has been designed with a Nature Play theme, with elements from Aboriginal culture. This super impressive $900,000...

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Kapunda Lions Park

50 meters from the main street is a gem for children’s entertainment in Kapunda.This fully fenced playground facility has been well thought out in its design.Standing proudly in the middle is Leo, the train. An old steam engine from the copper mining day of the town. There is also seating and a pergola, which is very popular for parties.There are two playgrounds, one for the little kids, and one for the bigger kids. For me, a mother...

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Starfish Park – Hayborough {Victor Harbor}

The playground at Starfish Park features a giant climbing frame, flying fox, swings, sandpit and an activity zone with slide, climbing walls, fireman pole and bridge. Families can have a great time here enjoying the large grassed space with plenty of room to run around or play ball games. Sheltered picnic areas and BBQ’s and a drinking fountain are on site as well as public toilets with disabled facilities. A great option for a birthday...

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The Gums Reserve Tranmere

After an arvo walk around Morialta Falls this afternoon we drove past The Gums Reserve and had to stop and check it out. It’s a huge big great grassy space surrounded by beautiful great big old gum trees and has Sunday picnic written all over it. The park features a fully fenced toddler playground with wheelchair access, a basketball court and some workout equipment, but kids will get the most fun running around in the open space,...

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Ridge Park Myrtle Bank

Ridge Park is located on the corner of Glen Osmond Rd and Barr Smith Ave in Myrtle Bank. As you can see from the map below, the park is HUGE and divided up into a number of sections that take up over 5 hectares. It’s the largest open space in the City of Unley. Ridge Park has a big oval, tennis courts, fitness equipment, toilets, an off leash dog area and of course the all important playground equipment. There’s a swing, big...

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Semaphore Foreshore Playground

The Semaphore playground is right in the middle of the Semaphore Foreshore Reserve and bordered by The Fort Glanville Train Rides, The Semaphore Carousel, bustling Semaphore Road and of course the beach and jetty. Don’t forget the great kiosk which is always open right at the gate, plus the train rides depart all from the one central location. The playground is undercover and fully fenced with lots of climbing equipment, a flying fox,...

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