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Ferryden Park Reserve

Find it at: Montrose St, Ferryden Park Located on Montrose St at Ferryden Park, this little spot has just had $155, 000 spent on an upgrade which is now open! There is new play equipment including a rubber softfall mat, slide, bouncy buggy, trampolines and double swings. They have also installed two new park seats and a new drinking fountain!

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Blakes Crossing Adventure Playground

Find it at: Main Terrace, Blakeview Located at Main Terrace at Blakeview, this is a really popular playground and oval with the locals (it is actually a shared facility with the Blake’s Crossing Christian College using it during school hours). The playground spans 2 areas on different sides of the road with equipment for kids of all ages to enjoy. The new adventure playground and oval spans over 1.4 hectares and features a variety of play...

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Elliot Goodger Memorial Park (Willaston Oval)

Find it at: Two Wells Road, Willaston Nothern suburbs residents love this new nature playspace opened in February 2020 and designed to be integrated with the recently completed BMX Pump Track on Gawler River Road, Willaston. Equipment includes basket swing, natural cubby building area, climbing ropes and nets, tunnels and lots of rocks and logs for balancing on. There is also an accessible slide which is great to see. There’s a picnic...

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Curtis Wetlands Playground

Find it at: Curtis Road, Munno Para Here’s a great play area in the Northern suburbs that you could quite easily spend hours at. There’s plenty of spots to utilise including a playground, large grassed area, picnic shelter and the wetlands themselves complete with a nice flat walking track. The playground area has equipment for all ages, providing fun for the whole family. Equipment includes lots of different climbing walls and...

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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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Flinders Parade Reserve, Newton

Find it at: Flinders Parade, Newton Flinders Parade Reserve in Newton is a nice little spot for those in the area who have little ones who love to ride around, but want a safe space to do it. With a great bitumen riding track complete with traffic signs and a few little routes to take, located on a quiet back street this is a good addition to the usual small backstreet playground set up.  The playground right next to the track is a big modern...

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Illyarrie Reserve, Surrey Downs

Find it at: Illyarrie Avenue, Surrey Downs A great little Northern suburbs park that is a great spot for a picnic or birthday party. Illyarrie is a nice big space with plenty of natural shade. There are two playground areas with equipment including a tunnel slide and toddler slide, a few different swings including a nest swing and a great climbing frame that little ninjas will love. Little kids will love the fire truck and you can even BYO ping...

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Fremont Park Elizabeth

Find it at: Yorktown Road, Elizabeth *** AUGUST 2020 UPDATE – OPEN! *** Right on schedule the expected-to-be-amazing Fremont Park stage 2 upgrade has been completed and the verdict? AWESOME! There is so much to do. Like so so much. The list is almost endless but lets just say that there will be equipment to satisfy literally everyone of all ages and abilities. There are plenty of BBQs, toilets (THANK YOU!), drinking fountains, heaps of...

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Kentish Green, Para Vista

Find it at: Barina Ave, Para Vista This playground was updated in 2015 and it a really cool little hidden playground gem we were told about by one of our Facebook friends. (Thanks Chris!) This is a nice big open space with room to run around, walking paths, shaded and fully fenced playground, tables and bench seats and even a dirt BMX track.Playground equipment includes toddler and nest swings but most of the equipment is better suited to...

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Hargrave Reserve, Modbury Heights

Find it at: Hargrave Street, Modbury Heights There’s a BIG oval with cricket pitch which is great for a run around, kick of the ball or a full size game of cricket or footy. If you like your parks with wide open spaces, shady trees and a shaded playground this is a great option in the Northern suburbs. The shaded playground is great for little ones with a nice little selection of equipment including climbing frame, walls and nets, monkey...

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George Whittle Reserve Prospect

Find it at: Churchill Road, Prospect Opened in late August, 2019, George Whittle Reserve is an amazing new space for families in Adelaide’s inner North. With a great new skate park facility, fenced mixed use courts, playground, nature inspired climbing area, BBQs and shelter this is sure to be a winner! There is also some fitness equipment, green space and plenty of nearby shade for the summer. Check out the new George Whittle Reserve in...

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Billabong Reserve, Para Hills

Billabong Reserve playground in Para Hills is set in a homely, quiet neighbourhood and is surrounded with a lot of trees and vegetation which partially block it from the road (although it’s not fully fenced in). The Billabong Reserve playground was new in 2018 and has many different parts to keep the whole family entertained. There is a climbing frame with a couple of small slides and monkey bars. Nearby there are also 3 different swings,...

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Lomalinda Reserve

Find it at: Cnr Lomalinda Dr and Gunnawarra Cres, Craigmore Set in suburbia with a great oval for ball games and picnics. There’s a bench for adult seating and a rubbish bin. The playground is clean and lots of fun. There are no toilets but there’s a local shopping centre a 5 minute walk up Yorketown rd.

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Spruance Playground, Elizabeth East

Find it at: Elizabeth East Spruance Playground in Elizabeth East is a beautiful, clean and well maintained park with plenty of adult seating, bbq facilities and a filtered water fountain for drinking. It includes 4 different types of swings (A baby seat, your regular flat swing, a harnessed swing and a nest swing). Older children will enjoy Spruance Playground’s large climbing net (with a slide coming off the netting), 2 individual...

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Lucia Place Reserve

Find it at: Lucia Place, Mawson Lakes 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...

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John Watkins Reserve

Find it at: Churchill Road, Kilburn 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...

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Sanctuary Rise Reserve, Hillbank

Find it at: Hillbank Road, Hillbank This is a little iddy biddy fairly new playground in Hillbank. The playground has some great climbing features for little kids, logs to jump and balance on and a lovely green grassy space to sit and have a picnic or have a little run around on.There is an undercover seating area and a pretend river rocky play space. It’s little but it’s nice and quiet and a good one for kids who don’t like...

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Jo Gapper Activity Park

Find it at: Blackburn Rd, Hillbank If you like your parks to have a little bit of everything, Jo Gapper Activity Park in Hillbank is definitely worth a look! There’s even a designated area for your fur baby! There’s a playground, basketball court, tennis court, footy field, walking trail and lookout AND a dog park! Image credit: City of Playford Unfortunately the playground itself isn’t shaded, but there are two shaded...

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Jubilee Park, Elizabeth Park

Image credit: City of Playford This park is part of a nature reserve, with a small playground that includes a slide, spinner, swings and some cool climbing/balancing equipment Image credit: City of Playford It’s a great area for a run around, kick of the ball or somewhere you can sit with the dog (on leash) while the kids have a play Image credit: City of Playford There’s not many facilities around though, a bench seat and a rubbish...

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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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Klemzig Recreation Reserve

Find it at: North East Road, Kleming 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...

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Harry Bowey Reserve | Salisbury Park

Find it at: Riversdale Drive, Salisbury Park This place is a hidden oasis of trees, fields, open space and paths – you will feel a world away from suburban Adelaide. The first thing to know is that you CAN drive down into the reserve – there is ample parking down there and it is a long way if you are going to park up on the street and walk down. Google Maps gives the address or Riversdale Drive – but really that’s just...

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Currawong Crescent, Craigmore

Find it at: 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...

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Virginia Community Playground

Find it at:Park Rd, Virginia For a fully fenced playground – this was a huge area – but not so big that you can’t see your kids at all times. A great playground for toddlers to about 6-8 years old – but then the climbing frame and basketball ring could be good for those a bit older and as it is adjoining the local footy oval – plenty of room for bigger kids to kick around, fly a kite, run etc or even ride bikes...

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Alfred St Playground Walkerville

Find it at: Alfred Street, Walkerville Nestled in next to the Walkerville sports oval this is a lovely local playground that you would not even know existed. It does have a few downs but it would be a shame if we didn’t share it with you as we do think it is a good one for a short visit.  Suited mainly for toddlers and kindy aged kids with a few other pieces to keep the older ones happy. The first thing that draws you to this...

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Almond Tree Flat Reserve, Largs North

Whilst this playground is compacted into a small area it has  some great play equipment for the kids and it is attached to an oval so lots of space to kick the footy, dance around or just run and be free. The fully fenced play ground features a swing set with baby swing, a sea saw, a mini merry go round and some bouncy animals for the toddlers. For the primary school age kids there are 2 suitable play pieces . An awesome climbing wall shaped...

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Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway, Prospect

Find it at: Railway Park Lane West, Prospect The Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway Club is located at Railway Park in Prospect. Take the family down to view and ride their range of super cool miniature trains! As one of numerous miniature railway parks in Adelaide we think this is another great spot to take kids aged 2-12 or train enthusiasts of any age! This volunteer run club opens it gates to the public every 4th Sunday of the month except...

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Ern Sconce Rotary Park, Prospect

Find it at: Alexandra Street, Prospect This is a little hidden gem nestled in the quiet suburb of Prospect .This playground is fabulous spot for kids to get lost amongst nature. Surrounded by big beautiful trees and shrubs this park allows kids to utilise the play equipment and encourages imaginative play amongst the nature which includes a pebble dry creek and art bridge. Amongst the nature and play equipment you will also find with some...

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Sam Johnson Reserve Renown Park

Find it at: Swan Ct, Renown Park Sam Johnson Reserve and sportsground in Renown Park has something for everyone. Busy most weekends with the local sporting clubs on the many fields, but also great for the local play equipment, an afternoon kick of the footy or to practise cricket, basketball, tennis or just about any other sport! The playground has a climbing area, a number of swings including 2 baby swings, slide, rockers, monkey bars, and...

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Brompton Green Playground and Reserve

Find it at: Tabard Ave, Brompton Brompton Green off Hawker St, Brompton is a great local playground. With the play equipment best suited to younger kids (up to 8years old ish), its also mostly fenced and quite far off the main Hawker street. The playground has climbing area, 2 slides, spinner, birds nest swing and a lovely shaded sand pit. Very close by is a shelter, BBQ and a number of seating options. There is also plenty of open grassy space...

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