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Kesmond Reserve

Find it at: Everard Avenue, Keswick *** April 2021 Update – Consultation closed on upgrade*** We stumbled across this fab little fully fenced playground and found out later that it is in the process of getting a major upgrade! Stay tuned to see how the plans unfold over the next few months. As it stands this place is a fantastic local facility, with a shaded modern playground full of unique climbing areas for the kids to explore. The...

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Central Avenue Reserve Hallett Cove

Find it at: Central Avenue, Hallett Cove A fabulous new addition to the City of Marion’s range of playspaces opened up in March 2021, with the brand spanking new playground at Central Avenue Reserve. Using the site’s slope to the fullest advantage, the highlight here is a super quick flying fox which takes kids (and parents!) from the rock-climb inspired slide playground and basketball court, right down to the sand play and shelter...

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Bandon Reserve, Marino

Find it at: Bandon Terrace, Marino Ahoy all want to be Pirates your tower awaits you. Bandon Reserve has had an ENTIRE UPGRADE  finished just in time for the warmer weather. It looks awesome and has been inspired by a nautical theme. Overlooking the beautiful coastline of Marino, the reserve stretches out down a slope towards incredible ocean views. The reserve has a large grassed area, with a little hill in the middle that has now been...

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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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Kenton Reserve Oaklands Park

Find it at: Kenton Avenue, Oaklands Park Another nice little playground for the locals, with a range of equipment outside of the normal combo of tower slide + swing. They do have some swings, which our crew got around, with a normal swing, toddler swing and dount net swing to entertain the troops. The big horizontal climbing net provided a good challenge for the older kids and the sound pipes are always fun! We loved the adjacent bike and...

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Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground

Find it at: Brooklyn Drive, Hallett Cove The Brooklyn Drive Reserve playground is open and after rigorous testing by a KiA crew, it has been given the tick of approval. Not a huge space, but a great spot for locals, this timber themed playground has enough to keep most ages entertained while you take 5 during your probably hectic schedule! There is a swing (plus a toddler swing), as well as monkey bars (to be fair they are fairly low hanging so...

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Brighton Oval Playground

Find it at: Brighton Road, Brighton (Highet Avenue is a side street nearby) Fully Fenced Playground! That is usually music to the the ears of a lot of people, because knowing your little tacker can run around and not actually escape is just bliss. Thankfully the newly developed Gladys Mathwin playground at the Brighton Oval sports complex is fully fenced and with a load of other must haves for parents (except toilets which weren’t readily...

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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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Silver Sands Playground

Find it at: Norman Road, Aldinga Beach Ah Silver Sands. God’s country this is. One of the best spots along our coast for beautiful beaches, incredible views and serenity. Also not far from the Victory Hotel which is a fab spot for lunch. But did you know apart from all the natural wonder there is also a great little kids playground, located right on the beach front opposite the Aldinga Bay SLSC. With a nautical theme (naturally), this one...

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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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Orphanage Park Playground Millswood

Find it at: Mitchell Street, Millswood Wow what a fabulous toddler playground this spot is. It is fully fenced, with sensational shade from both the shade sails and the beautiful big trees (probably gum trees…all big trees are gum trees right?). With lots of lovely toddler orientated equipment, a little bike/scooter track around the perimeter and lots of seating, I can’t remember feeling so relaxed at a playground! It really was...

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Mermaid Street Reserve Seaford Meadows

Find it at: Mermaid Street, Seaford Medows This one could just about be more of a lawn appreciation post because the lawn at this brand spanking new playground in the heart of the Seaford Meadows new development, is quite simply sensational! Hats off to whoever is in charge of the maintenance because it is 10/10….you could almost play a Test Match just about! Now the playground itself thankfully is also really good, with equipment for the...

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Fern Avenue Reserve Fullarton

Find it at: Fern Avenue, Fullarton The 2019 upgrade to Fern Ave Reserve in Fullarton has made this lovely, fully-fenced playground even better. The new playspace has a nature play feel with lots of natural elements, sandpit, jumping logs and more. There are a number of climbing areas for kids from toddler to middle primary ages, plus a little slide with cubby above. Kids (& adults!) of all ages love the best swing and I’ll admit I love to...

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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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Graham Rabbett Reserve Moana

Where: Regent Street, Moana Moana is one of our best beaches and this playground is pretty much on the Esplanade, so the location is pretty sweet. There are toilets (across the road….so careful there), undercover tables, a BBQ, a half court basketball court and a large grassed area. Very limited shade (there was none) and when we went it was a little over grown which isn’t ideal as we head into the warmer months. Keep that in mind...

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Alison Avenue Marion

Find it at: Alison Avenue, Marion Not a bad little backstreet playground this one, which is a good spot for the locals and if you happen to be in the area and the kids need to run off some steam. It has a picnic chair, table and some lovely grassed space which was really nice on the sunny day we visited. Plenty of shade from the trees and the playground has a good variety of equipment to cater for the under 10s mainly. With a nice big twirly...

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Dulcie Perry Reserve

Find it at: 36 Cecelia Street, North Brighton Ah beautiful North Brighton, so close to some of the best beaches in Adelaide and also some of the best playgrounds. Dulcie Perry Reserve is another hot spot which the whole fam will love. A nice and updated playground with equipment suitable from toddlers through to the 10-12 range, there is also a lot of well maintained grass with heaps of room for footy/picnic/frisbee/kite/nap time on a blanket....

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Norman Street Reserve St Marys

Find it at: Norman Street, St Marys A beautiful little spot this one, located near the Kenilworth Football Club at St marys (gates go through to the ground). There is an extensive water garden, BBQs, seating and tables plus a water fountain too which is very handy. Lots of green space for general muck around/ball play and good climbing trees to boot. The playground is perfect for the under 8s, with nature play the theme here. Enough climbing,...

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Cadell Street Reserve Seaview Downs

Find it at: Gawler Street, Seaview Downs Not a bad little backstreet playground for the locals to spend some time at, but some upgrades (Toilets!) would certainly be handy. Shade is great and there is plenty of grassed area to run around/fly a kite/lay on the grass and stare at the clouds. Couple of slides, swings and some climbing equipment which suits the 3 years + crowd. No BBQs but a little bit of seating for the adults was much nicer than...

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Morrie Harrell Reserve Unley

Find it at: Ash Avenue, Unley What an absolute beauty this place is! Talk about a hidden gem that I am sure the locals would want to keep that way. A beautiful, fully fenced play space featuring a lovely playground, sandpits, swings and a heap of smaller play equipment scattered around the park. One thing I found amazing was all the toys left lying around, which are free for everyone to use and return once they are finished. How fantastic! Sand...

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McLeay Park Parkside

Find it at: George Street, Parkside A nice little set up, with a heap of Pros but a few Cons too. Parking was a nightmare, a little side street not far from Greenhill Road was a tough parking challenge, but once you stop it is quite nice what they have done with the space. Fully fenced which is fab! The area has been fenced off into a large playground space and an open grassed section for sports, dogs etc. The playground is also fully shaded...

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Hamilton Reserve Warradale

Find it at: Hamilton Avenue, Warradale Tucked away in the backstreets is a great big multi-use space at Warradale. With a large open space for cricket, footy, kite flying or whatever takes your fancy, plus 2 basketball areas, it complements the playground really well. The playground is great for the younger kids mainly, with a slide attached to the larger equipment plus swings (does include a toddler swing too!) and a see-saw style bit of...

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Market Square Old Noarlunga

Find it at: Market Cres, Old Noarlunga As a southerner most of my life, who grew up around this spot and visited constantly and went to a zillion kids parties here, I never thought of it as much of a ‘hidden gem’ but it is kind of the definition of one! Tucked away in beautiful Old Noarlunga (a township that is bypassed by all the main roads), the Market Square is a magnificent setting for a playground, picnic, feeding the ducks by...

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Flinders Park Playground

Find it at: Hartley Road Flinders Park A nice little playground with enough equipment choice to keep the kids busy for a few minutes at least! It could do with a few extra features as it has no fence, no shade (apart from some nearby trees), no water fountains, no seating and no BBQ. The toilet is only at the nearby footy club, so if that is closed then you are out of luck too. But it does have a cool little wooden boat, a huge nest swing and a...

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Woodcroft Farm Playground

Find it at: Woodcroft Farm, SA In the heart of Woodcroft Farm, this spot has lots of natural shade and if you enjoy a hit of tennis, then you are more than covered here! The playground could probably do with an equipment upgrade or so (it certainly has the space and it really would make it a fantastic attraction) but as it is, for the locals it is a nice destination for a walk and for the kids to have a run around. Seated shelter and plenty of...

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Equestrian Drive Playground Woodcroft

Find it at: Furioso Drive, Woodcroft A beautiful little spot that is amongst suburbia but will make you feel like you are a million miles away from anyone. We were lucky enough to visit on a sensational sunny Sunday and it was such a relaxing visit. With huge trees (I want to say gum trees but with zero confidence in my tree identifying ability), heaps of grass to run around on, seated shaded area and easy on street parking on the nearby back...

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Esplanade Playground Port Noarlunga

Find it at: Esplanade, Port Noarlunga How about this stunning playground location! Located at the top of the Esplanade cliff between Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach (Right next door to the Port Noarlunga RSL – Free 8 ball and video games by the way), this great little playground is a fantastic way to let the kids burn off some beach energy while you enjoy the breathtaking views. With lots of space, some modern equipment to climb on...

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Seaside Park Moana

Find it at: Seaside Blvd, Moana Seaside Park at Moana is another brand new play space opening right before the July school holidays. How lucky are we! Located in the ‘Seaside at Moana’ estate, this fabulous brand spanking new playground is so good, the locals wanted to keep it their little secret! You can absolutely see why with the pics below. It is lacking a bit of shade at the moment, but that is to be expected in a new...

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Esperance Boulevard Playground, Seaford Rise

Find it at: Esperance Boulevard, Seaford Rise For a little park it is packed with some great activities. The climbing tower keeps the kids amused for ages. The whale and seahorse rockers, lots of nature nearby to explore. But the best part is the flying fox which the kids LOVE! There is undercover seating however no toilets in the estate. This park is an excellent all ages playground, however we suggest 3+ for the slide as its quite quick going...

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