Our Favourite Playgrounds in Adelaide

Want to tick off all of Adelaide’s best playgrounds? A playground bucket list you might say. Well we’ve done the hard work for you. Below is our ultimate list of playgrounds in Adelaide and regional South Australia.

And don’t forget if you don’t find one near you there’s always our HUGE Playground Map that has HUNDREDS of playgrounds and all the vital stats you’ll need to know before you go (toilets, parking and nearby coffee!)


Wittunga Botanic Garden Playground

Find it at: Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood Huge news for the new year with work finished on a new nature play space at the Wittunga Botanic Garden!The play space is a fun way for children to learn about the environment and has been designed with help from local primary school students. We popped down for a visit after the opening (to be honest we have been popping in to watch the build progress as well!) and we had a ball! We loved exploring...

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The Big Slide Park Craigburn Farm

Find it at: 4 Fisher Crescent, Craigburn Farm The name says it all and YES it is a BIG slide. This playground is a hidden gem tucked away amongst houses in this quiet suburb but well worth a visit. This playground is FABULOUS to burn off some energy and it suitable for a few different ages . It is certainly for the more adventure orientated kids and due to the steep decline and NO fence you need to keep a close eye on the little ones all the...

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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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Quentin Kenihan/Rymill Park Accessible Playground

Find it at: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan has been memorialised with a new inclusive playground built in Rymill Park. The $1m playspace, promised by the Premier Steven Marshall to be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” includes sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with...

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Dwyer Road Oaklands Park

Find it at: Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park Folks, the future is here! Remeber the Jetson’s? The cartoon with the family from the future who flew around in flying cars and lived in houses in the sky? Well they probably played at playgrounds like this! The Dwyer Road playground at Oaklands Park is the first high tech playground in South Australia. With $750k of Federal funding, plus a bit from the Marion Council as well, this playground has come...

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Alpine Road Reserve

Find it at: Alpine Road, Seacombe Heights Opening for business (kid business that is) from the start of November 2020, this fantastic new park is tucked away in the quiet back streets of Seacombe Heights. It really has it all this one, with a junior playground and flying fox, as well as a really fun ninja course for the older kids. Don’t forget to pack the bikes, scooters and balls to use on the scooter/pump track and basketball court! We...

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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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Don Moseley Park Keith

Find it at: Heritage Street, Keith If you are heading to the states South East or on a road trip to Melbourne or any where along Dukes Highway, Keith Playground (around 2.5 hours from Adelaide) is an iconic MUST stop. Their famous ‘train’ could well be the last of the states REAL fun old school play equipment and I guarantee your kids will run and run and play and burn energy ready to get back in the car. The park also offers a...

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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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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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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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St Clair Recreation Precinct

Find it at: St Clair Recreation Center 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...

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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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Bindarra Reserve, Brighton

Find it at: Esplanade, 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...

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Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground

Find it at: Just off Wonambi Road What happens when 3 local Mums decide that it’s about time their kids had a brand new playground…? They just go and get one built (with some help)! Enter the Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground! With the help of the local community and backing of the local CWA Limestone Ladies group, 3 Naracoorte Mums raised enough votes to WIN a $150,000 State Government Fund My Neighbourhood Grant to...

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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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Willunga Rose Garden Nature Playspace

Find it at: Aldinga Road, Willunga 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,...

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Oaklands Estate Wetland, Reserve & Recreation Plaza

Find it at: Oaklands Road, Oaklands Park 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...

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Stirling Steamroller Park

Find it at: Mount Barker Road, Stirling 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...

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Blackwood Park Treetops Playground

Find it at: Cnr of Blackwood Park Blvd and Champion Way, Craigburn Farm Welcome to Adelaide’s newest playground literally living up to its name Tree Tops. Based around the existing trees in the new Blackwood Park Estate this play space is an adventure haven. As soon as you arrive you see this amazing tall red climbing structure nestled among the trees. As we got closer I was nervous for the kids already up the top but they we just LOVING...

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Angus Neill Reserve Seacliff

Find it at: Esplanade, 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...

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Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Find it at: Adelaide Road, Mount Barker Keith Stephenson Park had been upgraded and re-opened in December 2023! Keith Stephenson Park is the premier district reserve for the Council area. It hosts major events such as carols by candlelight and is a meeting place for families across the district. It is located on the Laratinga Trail, a shared use path that is the spine of the open space network and links as far as Newnham Estate and the Summit...

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Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve – Blackwood

Find it at: Trevor Terrace, Blackwood One of three new playgrounds from Mitcham Council is now open at Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve in Blackwood We’ll be getting there asap to check it out for ourselves but what we know so far is the park has a big adventure and nature play theme with undercover picnic area, benches and seating Timber parkour challenge including monkey bars and platform slide Tactile pole with fairy door Sandpit with water...

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Cobbler Creek Recreation Park and playground, Salisbury

Find it at: Corner of Bridge and Smith Roads, Salisbury East. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is a great, updated recreation park with a large new playground and over 17km of fantastic mountain/BMX paths for riders of all abilities. We took the youngsters there recently and they had a ball on the playground as well as riding the junior tracks, with the 4 year old even having a great time on the intermediate track. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park...

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Jervois Street Reserve Playground South Plympton

Find it at: 43 Jervois Street, South Plympton Jervois Street Playground in South Plympton is up there with Morialta and Glenunga as one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide. Some of the Jervois Street Reserve highlights are: Fully fenced junior playground with lots to keep the little ones happy including double slides, a ‘bird’s nest’ swing, regular and baby swing, sandpit and a water play feature with pump action water...

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Edwardstown Oval soldiers memorial Playground

Find it at: Located on the corner of East Terrace and Wood Street, the Edwardstown Oval Playground is located in the South West corner of the oval complex. If your kids love nature play they’ll LOVE the Edwardstown Oval Soldiers Memorial Playground with something for kids of all ages! This wonderful, fully fenced new playground has a water play pump/feature, large sandpit with digger and swings including an enclosed baby swing & lie...

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Frome Road, Adelaide Nature’s Playground is a fantastic play space for kids of all ages, although the climbing equipment best suits kids 4 years and up (smaller kids have things to do and play with too, but be prepared to spend some time lifting them on, off and over things!) Please note, you do have to have an entry ticket or Zoo membership to access this playground. Located just inside the Zoo entrance and right next to the...

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