Regional Playgrounds

Going on holiday with your family doesn’t just mean sightseeing & fighting over who gets the top bunk in the cabin. It also means discovering some awesome regional playgrounds!

And when we say awesome, we mean it! So many regional towns have gone above & beyond to create amazing playspaces in their towns. Often with the help of Lions Clubs or Rotary groups funding, there has usually been some serious thought put into the type of equipment, plus toilets, shade, bbqs & other little extras.

Often in regional South Australia these great playgrounds are accompanied by something like a pump track, skate park, or oval. So it’s easy to spend a good few hours wearing the kids out! And let’s not forget how good country bakeries are…there is usually one close by!

So before you head off on your next family holiday, have a look at our round up of regional playgrounds below. Don’t forget to rest every two hours when you’re driving – playgrounds are the best way for everyone to stretch their legs mid trip!

Enjoy & don’t forget to tag Kids In Adelaide in your photos!


Roxby Pump Track

Find it at: Cnr Olympic Way & Burgoyne St, Roxby Downs The very clever folks at The Trail Collective have won the job of creating the new pump track for Roxby Downs and the concept design drawings look very cool! It will be a multipurpose Pump Track is a circuit which allows riders of all abilities and types of bikes to ride continuously without pedalling. The vision is for the Pump Track to assist in improving community physical, mental...

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Roxby Downs – Hermit Street Nature Play Space

Find it at: Hermit Street, Roxby Downs The Hermit Street Nature Play Space in Roxby Downs opened to the public on Thursday 7 May 2020 and doesn’t it look fantastic! The aim of the redevelopment was to provide a recreational space that encourages the community of Roxby Downs to embrace the Roxby Downs environment and for children to utilise their imagination to enjoy a range of outdoor developmental activities.  It was also...

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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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Morgan Rail to River Adventure Playground

Find it at: HIgh Street. Morgan We love a themed playground. Anything with a train is pretty much a certain winner with most kids, so a playground with a train AND a paddle steamer to climb in and on is double the fun! You’ll find this playground in the Riverland town of Morgan about 2 hours drive from Adelaide. Choose your method of ascent (stairs, rope ladder or climbing wall) and scale to the top of the paddle steamer for great views...

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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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Millicent Mega Playground and nature play space

Find it at: Ridge Terrace, Millicent More details and info as soon as we can but the early photos look amazing! The nature play space in the Domain Millicent was opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on July 31 and we couldn’t be happier. This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both Council and the community. A new massive slide has been installed at the $1m Domain...

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Meningie Lions Jubilee Park

Find it at: Princes Highway, Meningie Opened in 2016 this playground came as a welcome pit stop on our recent Limestone Coast adventure. A modern and spacious playground with stunning views of the Coorong it’s got some great equipment for kids of all ages to run off some energy. The park has a nautical theme with a real boat to climb in and explore. There’s a huge climbing slide, climbing net, balancing logs, swings and some work...

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Apex Park Balaklava

Find it at: Wallace Street, Balaklava A magical music theme nature playground has officially OPENED in the community of Balaklava located North of Adelaide. Known as “Sounds from the Ground” this play space will offer a blend of nature inspired musical play allowing kids to express themselves from music and play. Aimed at the under 5 age bracket the project was designed around providing a learning based play area for the younger...

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Blue Burt Park and Playground, Hawker – Flinders Ranges

Find it at: Elder Terrace, Hawker After driving north from Adelaide for hours (and with a car full of kids what can seem like a lifetime) you will stumble across the newly upgraded playground at Hawker, located close to the main highway so it can’t be missed! It’s shaded, fully fenced, toilets nearby and wait for it…4G phone coverage! There’s a slide, some rockers , see saw and enough to keep the kids happy while you have a...

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Goolwa Skate Park and Pump Track

Find it at: Glendale Grove, Goolwa Is Goolwa Skate Park THE most colourful bowl in Australia? How cool is the artwork all over this skate park. Three local street artists were commissioned in 2017 to go to town with their street art skills, with the aim of preventing crime by deterring unwanted graffiti. We love it! It is a concrete skate park featuring an open bowl, spine, and small halfpipe. Great for beginner and intermediate skaters, BMX...

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Commodore Reserve, Pt Elliot

Find it at: Basham Parade, Port Elliot What is lacks in equipment it more than makes up for with oceanside scenery! Commodore Reserve is located at one end of Horseshoe Bay. It’s a long grassy spot that’s perfect for a picnic, ball games and it’s long narrow shape is IDEAL for a game of beach cricket. Image Credit: alexandrina.sa.gov.au Image Credit: alexandrina.sa.gov.au There’s also a giant nest swing that kids will...

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Victor Harbor Regional Youth Park and Teenranger

Find it on: The foreshore at Flinders Parade, Victor Harbour If your kids are a bit old for the new GT Fisher Playground at Victor, or you need a spot where kids can play on equipment and also have a skate and shoot some hoops this is a great spot right on the foreshore. This area is suited more to older kids. The playground equipment (called the Teenranger) includes two circular climbing frames, flying fox and lots of things to balance on and...

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Richardson Park Playspace, Sevenhill (Clare)

Find it at: College Road, Sevenhill This playground is a gem – a huge rope climbing structure in the middle, two proper flying foxes (there have been races between mum, dad and four year old…) as well as swings, slide and some wobble boards. The equipment is set in a lovely natural play space, which if you look at the parks Facebook page (yes it has it’s own page!) has a creek run through it if there is enough rain. There are...

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Mt Compass Recreation Park

Find it at: Haywood Ct, Mt Compas This epic new skate park has just opened to the public this week and if your kids love to ride, skate or scoot you HAVE to put this on your school holidays to do list. Image credit: LCS Landscapes The $1.15m recreation park includes a skate park, BMX track and nature play space with basket swing and slide. There’s also a creek that’s great for water play so bring your boots and maybe a change of...

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Charleston Centennial Park

Find it at: Newman Road, Charleston Charleston Centennial Park is a fully fenced area featuring a playground, bike track, barbecue and large grasses area perfect for ball games. It also has off road parking,  a toilet block and plenty of seating – all the things we love about a good playground! The playground area includes two different slides, a swing set, climbing wall, seesaw and more.  There is no shade cover but trees in...

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Myponga Nature Playground

Find it at: Main Street in Myponga Myponga Nature Playground opened in mid 2018 and was a very welcome addition to the local area. This is another nature themed playground from the folks at Nature Play Landscaping who are behind some of our other favourite playgrounds including the new one at Point Turton The park has lots of wooden and rope climbing features, swings, wooden monkey bars/climbing ladder and a nice big sandpit. A beautiful spot...

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Yankalilla Lions Youth Park

Find it at: Main S Road Yankalilla The Lions Youth Park in Yankalilla includes a fully fenced playground, covered exercise equipment, a skate park and BMX track, public toilet, two basketball hoops, a covered area with two BBQs and picnic tables, lots of grass to play on, and is adjacent to the youth and community centre. The fenced playground area includes a covered picnic table, a bubbler, some bench seats, and some tree shade. There is...

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Dolly Graham Memorial Playground, Venus Bay

Find it at: Bay road, Venus Bay The Dolly Graham Memorial Playground is a nice little stop to shake out the legs after a long drive to the Eyre Peninsula, or if you’re lucky enough to be staying a few nights in this beautiful region a nice playground to spend an hour or two. This brightly coloured Dolly Graham Playground is located between the Venus Bay Jetty and the Caravan Park and has a few slides, climbing frames, rockers, monkey...

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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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Graham Forrest Reserve Nature Playground, Strathalbyn

Forrest nature Reserve Playspace features a large expanse of grass perfect for ball games, although there is no fencing between the park and the quiet suburban streets. There is a fantastic twin flying fox that will keep the kids amused for hours! The playground features one covered and one uncovered slide, a large wooden boat, and a pair of swings. Large boulders and a large log and tree have been turned into a fun, natural playspace. Lovely...

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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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Kingston Lions Park Playground Kingston SE

Find it at: Hanson St near the Jetty area, 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...

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Jenny Mathews Playground Robe

Find it at: Robe Street, 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...

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Muwerang-Kent Reserve, Victor Harbor

Find it at: Franklin Parade, Victor Harbor What a hidden little gem this is! I’m sure regulars to Victor Harbor will tell us they’ve been visiting this park for ages but it’s a new one for us! Kent Reserve is found on Franklin Parade, on the foreshore half way between Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor town. It’s a beautiful big green, shady and fairly quiet spot away from the busier playgrounds in Victor. There is PLENTY...

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Bristow Smith Reserve | Goolwa Nature Play Space

Find it at: Barrage Road, Goolwa Another one to add to the Nature Playground list! This $600,000 project was opened in late 2015 and is located in a beautiful big waterside park, right near the yacht club in Goolwa. On the weekend or in the school holidays you can often see people taking their boats out or having races on the water nearby. It’s location is the first point I’d make. It’s a gorgeous spot but it is right near the...

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track

Find it at: The Esplanade, Point Turton The playground section of the park includes nature themed play equipment including: Hill slide Toddler slides Timber frame swings Nest swing Lots of wooden climbing and balancing logs and structures Wooden play “kitchen” Water pump Sand play Another great feature of this park is the bike track built into the hill above the park. Kids will love cutting laps around this track, and you can then...

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Wallaroo Adventure Playground

Find it at: Irwin Street, Wallaroo Located opposite the Wallaroo Town Hall in the centre of town in Irwin Street.This playground was opened in 2015 and includes a large shaded play area for smaller kids with toddler size play equipment, swings diggers etc as well as equipment for older kids including climbing nets and frames, numerous swings and slides, monkey bars, a spinning thing that is apparently called a Supernova? (photo below) two...

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