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 down nest swing for fun with multiple kids!
There is a large covered bench seating area with electric BBQ, and other seats around the large playground area too. The covered seating is right next to the water and sand play area to keep a close eye on your kids getting saturated! If you are an active family or have older kids, you’ll love bringing them to the Edwardstown Oval Playground for a hit of tennis or basketball on the multi-use courts situated right next to the playground – the adults or older kids can have a hit out while the younger kids play right behind you! From there you can also keep a close eye on the gate out to the road (East Terrace) as, while there are gates, they aren’t child proof. Thanks to some lovely locals for sharing their kids’ photos and experience with us!
Head around the side of the tennis courts and you’ll find the Edwardstown Oval Playground extends out further with a lovely nature play setting – perfect for toddlers. Including a few climbing frames, spring rocker horse, balance beams, inbuilt soft landing little kids slide, and our favourite new addition – the 3m long counting snake, this area is a lovely spot. This cool mosaic snake has the numbers 1-9 hidden along it’s body as well as colourful ‘jewels’ for the kids to find. With lots of natural shade, wonderful wooden carved chairs to sit and watch the kids, wooden sculptures and more we are really loving this new local playground.
The toilets are located on the far (Northern) side of the clubrooms so don’t wait until the last second to check if the kids need the loo as it is a few minute walk with a little one. If you have older kids (or mum and dad love to ride), then consider bringing the bikes and going for a pedal around the velodrome – the curved bike track that runs the entire way around the Edwardstown Oval. There is also a huge blackboard area so be sure to bring along some chalk to bring out the family’s little artists! We love that families with kids of a wide age variety will find something for them all here – with the courts, water and sand play, nature areas, velodrome, ‘traditional’ swings and slides and more. Throw in the free electric BBQ, drink fountain and that it’s fully fenced (with just 2 gates to keep an eye on) – we think you’ll love it here too! If you love this, then check out similar awesome playgrounds at Glenunga, Glenelg, Bonython Park, Adelaide Zoo and St Kilda.
Edwardstown Oval Playground
Where: 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.
*Blackboard image from City of Marion Facebook page