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West Beach Skate & BMX Park

We have officially found our favourite skate park in Adelaide and it’s at West Beach Skate and BMX Park (PS – if you know a better one please let us know!). With something to suit just about every level of rider we love that our little beginners can scoot and skate somewhere where they can also watch and learn from those a lot older with awesome skills. Right next to the building that houses the toilets, covered tables and DaKlinic...

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Beare Ave Reserve Netley

Find it at: Beare Ave, Netley Nestled in the back streets of Netley Beare Ave Reserve is a lovely little local playground suitable for toddlers. Fully Fenced and Shaded this play space is great for development along with still having the fun stuff the little ones love. Lots of bright coloured pieces of equipment stand out as you first arrive which is a lovely sight for the little ones. The playground has a swing set including baby swing,...

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Kirkcaldy Reserve Grange

Located on the River Torrens this reserve in Grange caters for a few different age groups and has 2 separate play spaces as part of the same reserve. As you first arrive at the car park  you will see play equipment more suited to older kids featuring a stand up flying fox, climbing structure that includes various rope climb obstacles, a mini rock climb wall that all lead to the platform to get down the slide. This play area also has swings...

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Dove Street Reserve, Thebarton

Find it at: Dove Street, Thebarton Grab some picnic eats from George Street Foodland, Sushi from The Brickworks or a ridiculously good coffee from Mister Sunshine’s or The Deli, Thebarton all very near by, and hit up this little FENCED GEM that we discovered tucked away in the quieter streets Thebarton. Dove Street Reserve has had a ‘do over’ and it’s looking great! We LOVE a flying fox here at Kids in Adelaide and this...

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Montreal Avenue Reserve

This recently upgraded playground at Montreal Avenue Reserve in Novar Gardens has some great little play pieces for toddler and early school aged kids. It has lots of bright colours, so its hard not to miss it when you arrive. With lots of grass, and some soft landings in the right places, this is great play space for the younger kids The playground features some good climbing pieces more suitable to the younger ages and a dual slippery dip...

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Largs North Oval Playground

Victoria Road By accident I came across this play space when in the area. Very much a local little playground attached to the North Haven Footy Club. Fully fenced this playground features a mixture of equipment catering for a few ages but mainly little ones. The large climbing wall frame is a huge feature and is the main piece that caters and challenges the older kids. The toddlers and early school years are the ones that benefit the most from...

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Sutherland Park, Glenelg South

The Holdfast council have used this space well and have been able to fit in a lot using a small space for a little local playground. Located between Bath and Boundary Road this little play area was buzzing when we arrived with a kids birthday party. The play equipment was full of kids of a variety of ages but is probably more suited to early school ages kids. It has a few pieces of equipment to cater for toddlers such as a baby/toddler ,some...

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Collins Reserve, Kidman Park

Find it at: Valetta Road, Kidman Park We love this reserve as it is awesome for all ages and has such a variety of things to do. As this reserve is quite big it features 2 play equipment areas. BONUS .The original play equipment space is multi coloured and aimed generally for the older kids but still includes a few pieces for the toddlers. This section features swings, 3 slippery dips, lots and lots of awesome climbing equipment to keep...

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John Reserve Henley Beach

Find it at: Military Road, Henley Beach A lovely little fenced off local toddler playground nestled in the beach side suburb of Henley Beach. This playground has nice modern equipment including lots of climbing steps , a tunnel for the kids to crawl through , a groovy little slippery dip, some bouncy animal pieces and a swing set. Our favourites would be the little merry go round along with the trampoline in the ground ( its pretty cool)....

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Oarsman Reserve West Lakes Shore

Find it at: Military Road, Tenyson Oarsman Reserve West Lakes is located on the lakeshore on Military Road, West Lakes Located on the Lake ( so comes with quite a nice view ) this park is great for a broader range of ages. Arriving at the playground you instantly get splashed with an array of colour and excitement looking at this play equipment and what it has to offer the kids. From lots of climbing pieces, 3 colourful slides, a mini merry go...

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Falcon Ave Reserve Mile End

Find it at: Falcon Ave, Mile End This little park nestled in the quiet suburb of Mile end is located on the sight of the former Thebarton Neighbourhood House and is a peaceful little local nature play area. As soon as you arrive at the park you are greeted by a large tortoise and wombat nestled in the sand play area which straight away brings a smile to the kids faces. Huge steel sculptures along with wooden posts are also amongst the mix that...

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Sandringham Reserve North Plymton

Find it at Kinkaid Ave North Plympton As soon as you see this playground nestled amongst a huge grassed area you are drawn to the array of bright colours of the play equipment. Nestled in the suburb of North Plympton this playground is fully fenced and features lots of climbing and balancing pieces for the kids. Monkeys bars, climbing poles, stepping stones to a spider web that stands alone. Suitable for 2 – 6 year olds, this playground...

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Parkinson Reserve Glenelg North

Find it at: Darwin St Genelg North This local reserve located just off Anzac Highway has a fabulous “Outback” theme playground equipment that gives the kids a great place to use there imaginations when playing. This playground has lots of pieces of equipment for kids to climb up and over and through. It includes a small slippery dip, bridge for climbing over ,swing set including baby swing and I love how they have used an old water...

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Sandison Reserve Glenelg East

I must admit rocking up to this playground I was a tad excited and silently wished I was a kid again. Catering for a broad range of ages this playground located in Glenelg East is a fabulous First thing you see is the tall crow’s nest with spider web climbing ropes leading up to the top followed by a long tubular green slippery dip. A big kids dream. You have to work hard to get to the top but the cool slippery dip is surely worth it. A variety...

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Graymore Park, Glenelg North

Find it at: Derrick Ave Glenelg North Lovely little playground nestled in the side streets of Glenelg North. This local playground is a little hidden gem and has a variety of play equipment suitable for a few ages. This playground has 3 slippery dips, a nest swing , 2 swings including a baby swing , monkey bars , balancing bar , noughts and crosses game , climbing equipment and a few other individual pieces for the kids to play on. Easy parking...

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Patawilya Reserve, Glenelg North

Find it at: Corner of Adelphi Terrace and Mac Farlane St Glenelg North This park sits directly opposite the Patawalonga and has a small playground along with lots of grassed area. It is a great playground/park to utilise if you want to head down for a walk or bike round around the Patawalonga or if heading to Glenelg North Beach. The playground has a slippery dip, swing set including baby swing, a few toddler bouncy animals along with a couple...

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Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve

This playground has been recently upgraded and includes some great new features! Flying fox (ideal for 3+, it has a bit of a jolt at the end, so make sure little hands can hold on)Baby and toddler swings, plus “big kids” swing and swinging basket2 playground structures, one aimed more at 1-3 year olds and one for 3+A ‘spinning wheel’ with 3 grip bars that the kids spent AGES on. A big hit! Key features we also liked...

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Partridge House Playground and Gardens

This is one of my favourite parks. A beautiful park/playground perfect for the kids to have a play on the playground, enjoy a run on the grass or explore the beautiful manicured gardens. Partridge House is a beautiful old community home built in 1899 and is now used for private functions with the grounds open each day until 10pm to the public. The playground caters for a few ages and has a swing set including baby swing, 2 slippery dips,...

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Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook

This quaint little neighbourhood playground is nestled in the quiet suburb of Leabrook Fully fenced off park and whilst there is no shade provided the playground is situated under some beautiful big old gum trees that do provide some protection from the sun . There are also a few smaller trees around the edge off the grassed area that provide small amounts of shade for those wanting a small picnic space . This park is more suitable for toddlers...

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Point Malcolm Reserve Playground – Semaphore Park

Brand new in late 2017, the awesome Point Malcolm Reserve playground is on Military Road, Semaphore.This one million dollar project was funded by State Government and City of Charles Sturt Council (who are continuing to impress with their amazing open space developments). It’s located in one of the most popular destinations of Adelaide – Sensational Semaphore! Perfect for summer, with the beach a stones throw away, it’s a...

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Where:  21 Lewanick St, Allenby Gardens SA 5009 I nearly bought a house opposite this reserve three years ago – I wish I did because this new playground is AWESOME with a capital A. It oozes imagination, creativity and huge spaces for sports play. I think it will be one of my new favourites in the west! Firstly, lets highlight that this playground is an inclusive play space – HUGE kudos so that all abilities can enjoy with...

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Cheltenham Park Playground and Wetlands in St Clair Reserve

Find it at: corner of Cheltenham Parade and Torrens Road, Cheltenham The younger kids will LOVE this ‘dress up’ where they can stand behind the plastic face, gain a mo’ and stick their arms through. The brand new Cheltenham Park playground is now open on the corner of Cheltenham Parade and Torrens Road, Cheltenham. The playground and reserve sits in the corner of the new community of ‘St Clair’ and includes an...

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Semaphore Foreshore Playground

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore The Semaphore playground is right in the middle of the Semaphore Foreshore Reserve and bordered by The Fort Glanville Train Rides, The Semaphore Carousel, bustling Semaphore Road and of course the beach and jetty. Don’t forget the great kiosk which is always open right at the gate, plus the train rides depart all from the one central location. The playground is undercover and fully fenced with...

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Ashley Street Playground Torrensville

Find it at: Ashley Street Torrensville Ashley Street Playground is a medium sized playground more suited to locals to the area. I probably wouldn’t drive too far to specifically go to this park, but if you live in the Western suburbs it’s a nice option for a playdate for something different. The playground area is fully fenced which is great, and there are also enough bench seats to go around. It’s really annoying when a...

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Kings Reserve Playground and Skate Park Torrensville

Find it at: Ashley Street, Torrensville A master plan has been developed and approved by West Torrens Council for Kings Reserve in order to provide a long-term overarching vision for the Kings Reserve precinct. The plan recognises the existing qualities of the entire site, but also seeks to consolidate existing facilities and upgrade or provide new appropriate facilities based on existing and future use.The master plan includes a new...

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Lindfield Avenue Reserve – Novar Gardens

Find it at: Linfield Ave, Novar Gardens The playground at Lindfield Avenue Reserve is located in Novar Gardens, just North of Glenelg. It’s a huge park, with a wonderful playground for a range of ages and plenty of space for kicking balls, having a picnic or riding a bike. The play equipment is updated and has lots of challenging equipment for adventurous little kids, plus the standard swings and slippery dips for younger kids. Features:...

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Glenelg Foreshore Playground

Find it at: Mosley Square Glenelg The Glenelg Foreshore Playground is SO good and we have absolutely loved visiting (along with most of Adelaide!) over the past few years since it opened. With the recent seasonal addition of the Giant Wheel, from about October to April, it makes for a brilliant day out! It’s a great mixture of beach surrounds, fun for young and old kids, and the move towards ‘nature play’ areas. Highlights...

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Adelaide Aerial Adventure Playground opening soon!

Adelaide is set to get ourselves an Australian first Aerial adventure playground with a huge 120 sky-high challenges on the structure over 25metres in the air! To be located in the Adelaide Shores precinct (between the Resort & Caravan Park on Military Road) at West Beach, the aerial playground will feature scramble nets, rope bridges, beams, vine swings, zip wires, log steps, aerial surfboards and a luge. Don’t be fooled into...

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Dora Gild Playground Clarence Park

Find it at: Churchill Ave, Clarence Park Dora Gild Playground is a great little play space hidden at the end of Churchill Ave in Clarence Park. We have been there a few times and really enjoy it – with plenty of options to keep a range of aged kids busy for a while. It is great for those with older and younger kids as there are separate areas suitable for either the toddler age or 5-9 year olds, but they are close enough that parents can...

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Semaphore Playground

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore playground is located along one of South Australia’s most magnificent beaches; Semaphore Foreshore. The playground is fenced, has toilets, sun shade, BBQ area and ample car parking. The equipment is suitable for toddlers and there’s also a wheelchair swing and ramp available. There are cafes nearby in Semaphore or you can head 5 minutes drive down the road to Largs Bay for more options. The...

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