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 the kids can weave in and out of allowing for lots of imaginative play and fun.
The park also features a swing set including baby swing along with a wooden and ropes climbing piece including a slippery dip. A few bouncy animals pieces for the kids to have fun on can also be found in the sand area and a small bike track is also featured surrounded by shrubs and small trees.
This reserve is the first of several reserves in West Torrens to feature a geocache . What is Geocaching I hear you say? “Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.”
This is very much a local play area suited for toddlers or kindy aged kids. This reserve has no shade, no toilets or shade cloth but does have a gazebo with a picnic table and BBQ facilities. I loved the vibe of this play space and what the council have created for the local community.