Category: Adelaide Toddler Playgrounds

When we think of the playgrounds for toddlers we think of one key thing FENCES. We also look for swings, toilets and, even better, a nice shaded space. These things are not always possible (why can’t ALL playgrounds have fences ALL the way around?!), but check out these playgrounds around Adelaide that we think your kids – and you – will love

Albert Greenfields Reserve

Albert Greenfields Reserve is a nice little park nestled in Ridleyton just off Torrens Road. This playground is suitable for toddlers and above. There is a good variety of equipment, half court basketball court and lots of grass for the kids to run around, dance on or kick the ball. We grabbed a coffee from the nearby coffee shop, sat under a tree on a park bench and enjoyed watching the kids play. The equipment features lots of climbing or...

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Shamrock Road Playground, Hallett Cove

Nestled amongst the neighbourhood of Hallett Cove and located right next to the Hallett Cove train station and tennis courts this playground has just had an upgrade and it looks fabulous. With a mixture of a few pieces of equipment, water and nature play this is a great spot for the local kids to hang out for the school holidays. The long tube green tunnel slide is the first thing you see as you arrive to the park and is set up high on a mound....

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Westfield West Lakes Playground

Located outside Brunelli Café at West Lakes Shopping Centre this is a fab spot to sit and have a coffee and watch the kids play. Suitable for older kids and toddlers the playground does have something to cater for a mixture of ages. The main tower features 2 slippery dips for the kids to utilise and can only be accessed via ladder stairs or the bridge. Both require confident climbers. The enclosed silver tubular slide sits at the top with a...

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Aldridge Ave Reserve, Plympton Park

Located in Plympton Park Aldridge Ave Reserve is a great little local playground and suitable for the nearby community or if you happen to be in the area. The playground suits toddler and early school age kids but also has 2 sports courts to cater for the older ones. The curly slippery dip was certainly our favourite and was definitely the reason our stay was extended just that little bit longer with a “just one more Mum”. We love...

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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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Mitchell Park Oval Playground

Using the existing trees for shade and consisting of a lovely combination of play equipment and nature play this play concept is an awesome addition and enhancement to the Mitchell Park Oval and Sports facilities. The Marion council contributed $235 000 to this upgrade for the community, a major enhancement to the existing facilities the oval currently offers. The playground features an embankment slide that kids need to climb to the top of the...

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John Mathwin Park Seacliff

Located behind the Kauri Community Sports Centre this NEW playground is a great addition to this community space. With a pirate ship theme and its bright colours it is very hard to miss. Featuring a little something for everyone. I would say that this playground is for ages 3 and up with a few little pieces for the younger toddlers. The bright blue smiley face tubular slide is probably the hot attraction along with lots of climbing obstacles to...

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Bindarra Reserve, Brighton

The Holdfast Bay Council has really spoilt the Adelaide community with some great upgrades to the local parks and here is another one we just love. Bindarra Reserve was already a great playground and is always busy and with a fabulous new upgrade will now be even busier.  With a lovely seaside theme this new play space has come at a perfect time with summer school holidays as it directly opposite Brighton Beach. The playground now features...

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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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Jubilee Park Glandore

Oh Jubilee Park playground where have you been hiding? We are glad we found you. The stand out to this playground is definitely the amazing tube slide. As you first arrive this is what you see – The BIG GREEN slide. Climb the metal ladder step to the reach the windy stairs then its up, up, up you go to reach the top. Certainly the highlight for the older kids. The main structure of the equipment also has a smaller slippery dip down lower...

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Willunga Rose Garden Nature Playspace

ITS OPEN!One of the successful “Fund My Neighbourhood” Projects was this nature play inspired playground at the Willunga Rose Garden Reserve on Aldinga Road, Willunga. This $150,000 project is specifically aimed at encouraging young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This new nature play space is located adjacent to the existing Willunga Rose Garden playground. With picnic tables, shade, benches, BBQ, and toilet facilities...

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St Andrews Reserve

Nestled in the amongst the streets of Novar Gardens St Andrew’s Reserve was a lovely find. It was a cold and wet day but this did not stop us from exploring this great play space. Separated into two sections the main section features 2 slippery dips. One brightly coloured purple curly slide with a lot of adventure climbing via either ropes, moving planks or elevated stepping stones to reach it. The other bright orange slide can be...

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Lucia Place Reserve

This quaint little play area was a little tricky to find but we are certainly glad we did. With 4 kids in tow ranging from 2 , 3 , 5 and 8 years old this playground was great for all these ages. The 8 year old loved the small flying fox along with all the challenging climbing pieces that featured several varieties of monkey bars with each frame requiring different skills set. He also loved the grassed area so he could kick his soccer ball and...

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Oaklands Estate Wetland, Reserve & Recreation Plaza

A lovely balance between new equipment and nature play this upgraded play area is magic. The City of Marion spent $825,000 on this upgrade in 2019 completing the 12-hectare Oaklands Recreation Precinct which contains a wetland, skate park, education centre and rotunda as well as two kms of paths and this great new nature play area. A large climbing rope frame is the hero of the playground and is awesome for the adventurous kids. You will also...

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Kingston Lions Park Playground Kingston SE

Image credit: Kingston District Council Fully fenced, surrounded by grass and located near shops for a food or drink. The Lions Park in Kingston SE is either a great spot for a play if staying in Kingston or a great place for the kids to have a run and play if on your way further down the South East. The play equipment is great for a range of ages. It features 2 slides. One for the little ones and a curly slide for a bit more excitement for the...

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John Watkins Reserve

If you live close by or are heading to Adelaide’s Costco then this a good playground to head to before or after shopping. Or a great place for a group picnic where you can grab some food from Costco and meet up for an afternoon play and snack! There is nothing modern or outstanding with the equipment but a nice little play space set amongst some lovely trees with lots of open space for kids to run around. Lets face it – kids just...

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Jenny Mathews Playground Robe

Besides the fact that this playground has lots to do for the kids, the a BIGGEST BONUS of this Robe playground is that it’s situated right behind Mahalia coffee factory coffee shop. Come for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and you can sit outside on the deck whilst the kids sneak through the gate and enjoy this play space. Whilst not the most attractive play space we have seen the playground caters for all abilities and ages so has...

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Parkway Reserve Fulham Gardens

Located directly behind Target at Fulham Gardens this playground can’t be missed with its bright orange play equipment. With a little something for everyone, the favourite and most obvious piece of equipment is quite a steep tubular slide with the BIG smiley face at the end. Located either side of the tubular slide are 2 more slides with slightly gentler slopes, leaving the kids with a lot of sliding choice. The main play piece has lots...

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St Georges Ave Reserve Glandore

Located right next door to the Glandore Kindy you could alomost miss this little playground if you did not know it was there. That would be a shame. Lucky we love a challenge and found this little beauty. As soon as I entered the gate of this playground I just loved the vibe. I could hear the kids playing next door at the Kindy and could see that this space catered for the toddlers and junior primary kids. The toddlers have lots of grass to run...

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Beare Ave Reserve Netley

Nestled in the back streets of Netley Beare Ave Reserve is a lovely little local playground suitable for toddlers. Fully Fenced and Shaded this play space is great for development along with still having the fun stuff the little ones love. Lots of bright coloured pieces of equipment stand out as you first arrive which is a lovely sight for the little ones. The playground has a swing set including baby swing, spinning top in the ground for some...

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Baddams Green Playground Glenelg

Situated behind the Broadway hotel in Baker St Glenelg South we love this as a local community playground. Surrounded by some lovely old gum trees, Baddams Green playground has a lovely feel. Each time we rock up to this playground the community have left new toys for the kids to share and play with. Whilst it doesn’t offer a huge amount of play equipment it is enough to keep the kids entertained for awhile. The Baddams Green playground...

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Klemzig Recreation Reserve

Located right behind the OG Hotel this playground is great for all ages. The play equipment is quite spread out but has a handy area for the little ones, some nature play aspects , flying fox , slides and loads and loads of climbing pieces. The climbing pieces are the main attraction of this play space and are great for a wide range of ages and abilities. Featuring lots of equipment to climb up, over, and through – from monkey rings,...

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Kirkcaldy Reserve Grange

Located on the River Torrens this reserve in Grange caters for a few different age groups and has 2 separate play spaces as part of the same reserve. As you first arrive at the car park  you will see play equipment more suited to older kids featuring a stand up flying fox, climbing structure that includes various rope climb obstacles, a mini rock climb wall that all lead to the platform to get down the slide. This play area also has swings...

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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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Mulcra Avenue Reserve Park Holme

Well this was a pleasant surprise when I stumbled across this lovely little local play space nestled in the streets of Park Holme near Morphettville. Based on a nice sized grass area the instant attraction to this playground is the separated areas that cater for a variety of ages. The first thing you notice set back off the road is the play area situated towards the centre of the park, which is built around a mound. Fabulous for the adventurous...

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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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Currawong Crescent, Craigmore

This is a little park located on a quiet street with minimal traffic. There is a low fence to slow children down before getting near the closest road but it is not fenced in so supervision is necessary. This park has a shaded seating area with a rubbish bin. There are no cooking facilities so it’s perfect for a picnic lunch. The playground is in good condition and the equipment is great for toddlers and younger kids.  As a grown up I go...

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