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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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Robertson Street Reserve and Road Safety Park, Reynella

Find it at: Castle Street, Reynella This little hidden gem is full of things to do, you can easily spend a day here! Theres newly refurbished tennis courts that you can access, as well as basketball courts to practice on. So much open area for nature walks and picnics. Great little playground aimed at 3-8 year olds, but most importantly a huge flying fox for all ages. The best part of this place is the bike/scooter track which has all the usual...

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Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

You may have lived down south your whole life and driven past this place a thousand times, without even realising it was a mere metres away on your daily commute! Located just to the west of the South Road mega freeway junction at Darlington and accessible from Sturt Road near the Police Station, this hidden gem is an absolute must. For the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains, this site is a traditional ceremonial meeting place still used...

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Francis St Reserve, Bedford Park

Find it at: Francis Street, Bedford Park This is actually, a cool little playground. The equipment is all new and modern, with several big sets that suit your little tackers as well as your aspiring teen ninjas. I can also attest that the equipment will hold over 100kg of clumsy climbing parent.  It incorporates some great nature play features which Mr 5 loved (especially the chain and bucket pulley system to move sand around the place), as...

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AA Bailey Reserve

Find it at: Neville Avenue, Clarence Gardens The upgraded AA Bailey Reserve playground at Clarence Gardens is finished and it. Is. Fabulous! Where do we start with this must visit spot.  Firstly, it is basically 2 playgrounds in 1. Everyone loves a double playground right! Playground 1 is a fully fenced area, designed more for the little kids, with sand play, swings, a pirate ship and more. A fantastic little set up on its own, but then with...

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Plympton Park Oval Playground

Find it at: Milton Ave, Plympton Park Plympton Oval playground that was upgraded in 2015. The playground is fairly small but has equipment that kids ranging from toddlers up to primary kids will enjoy. Smaller kids and toddlers will like the junior climbing structure, slide and swings while the older kids, especially climbers will love the tricky monkey bars, spinning bars and climbing nets. Or if your kids are up for the challenge, can they...

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Joan Herraman Reserve, Ascot Park

Find it at: Sixth Ave, Ascot Park The Joan Herraman reserve has a brand new playground, adjoining the Scout Hall on Sixth Avenue. With a child safe locked fence on the Sixth Ave side (the busy main road), but no fence on the quieter street on the opposite side of the park which isn’t too bad.  Nature style playground with sand, slide, rope climb and water play, with lush beautiful grassed area for picnics or hurling the vortex around. Enough...

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Shamrock Road Playground, Hallett Cove

Find it at: Shamrock Road, 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...

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Aldridge Ave Reserve, Plympton Park

Find it at: Aldridge Avenue, 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...

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Mitchell Park Oval Playground

Find it at: Bradley Grove, Mitchel Park 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...

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John Mathwin Park Seacliff

Find it at: Lipson Avenue, 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...

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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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First Ave Reserve Ascot Park

Find it at: First Ave, Ascot Park City of Marion have upgraded this reserve (August 2019) with new play equipment, a refurbished shelter with BBQ and a gorgeous picnic table that reminded our kids of the Three Little Bears table. This is a quaint little park with some nice nature themed equipment.Lots of logs to climb on and in, stepping stones, climbing poles and a set of swings. It’s not fully fenced but located on a fairly quiet street...

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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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Haddington Reserve, Clapham

Find it at: Price Ave, Clapham A small but well-maintained fully fenced and dog-friendly park.Play equipment includes monkey bars, a slide, a seesaw, a climbing wall and two swings. There’s also enough grassed area for a game of cricket, football, soccer, frisbee or whatever activity takes your fancy. There are no toilets or BBQs but it does have two tables with benches if you’d like to bring your own snacks. The reserve is popular with...

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Jubilee Park Glandore

Find it at: Wellington St, 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...

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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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Matthew Street Reserve Fairy Village | O’Halloran Hill

Matthew Street Reserve in O’Halloran Hill has some new residents! Tiny fairy houses appeared earlier this year, thanks to the crafty members of the Trott Park Men’s Shed. Take the kids, find the fairy village and imagine what the magical fairies are up to. Hint: the fairy village is located at the northern end of the reserve. Note: There is no play equipment at this reserve. Find out...

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St Georges Ave Reserve Glandore

Find it at; St George Ave, 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....

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Baddams Green Playground Glenelg

Find it at: Baker St 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....

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Pavana Park Hallett Cove

Find it at: Pavana Avenue, Hallett Cove What a great play space this is to allow kids to just be kids. We love Pavana Park playground in Hallett Cove for the wide open space! As soon as you arrive at this playground there is an air of excitement as it caters to a variety of ages. Whilst the the play equipment area is more suitable for toddlers there are a few pieces the older kids enjoyed. The round spinning top being one of them that reminded...

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Mulcra Avenue Reserve Park Holme

Find it at: Mulcra Avenue, 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...

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Weigall Oval Playspace, Plympton

Find it at: Oval Terrace, Plympton This play space was Stage 1 of the $7 MILLION upgrade of Plympton’s Weigall Oval This is another great example of mixing nature based play elements (water play, rocks and balancing logs) with playground favourites (slides, swings, flying fox) There’s wooden structures to climb, ropes to balance on, water to splash in, sand to build in. The natural elements are really inviting and the kids were having a...

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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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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playspace, Park Holme

Find it at: 120B Hendrie St, Park Holme Livvi’s Place has been specially designed in close consultation with the community to ensure no-one is left out, including those with disabilities, and is located at Hendrie Street Reserve, behind the Marion Outdoor Pool. Built on a beautiful tree-lined reserve, the playground features a wheelchair accessible carousel, swings, slides, a nature play creek, play tables, an accessible cubby house and water...

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Forestville Reserve

Find it at at: Ethel St, Forestville We love this playground! It’s small but perfect for the whole family. The in ground trampolines are favourites with ours as is the climbing frame.It has a shade sail but also surrounded by gorgeous trees, so often shady even on the hottest summer day. There’s a barbecue and picnic table and plenty of room to kick a ball. Across the bridge is a skate park, public toilet and Unley pool which has a...

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Breakout Creek Reserve Glengowrie

Find it at: Just off Beadnall Terrace, Glengowrie Located in the quiet suburb of Glengowrie and right next door to the YMCA this small local little playground opened in April 2018. Great for toddlers and kindy aged kids whilst limited play equipment the overall play space has a variety of things for kids to explore Featuring a multi use climbing frame including rope, bar climbing and a mini rock climb that then leads to the attached slippery...

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