*** AUGUST 2021 UPDATE***

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 the local community feedback and ideas the design and theme of this nature playground was to keep the strong ties of Victor Harbor. Indeed they have certainly managed to do this. These include the use of the granite, the inclusion of an island with causeway, a fisherman shack and railway inspired elements. They have hit the mark and created an amazing play space designed for all abilities and lots of inclusive play areas.

We love how the play area caters for a variety of ages and certainly has something for everyone offering a range of adventures. For the older kids there are lots of climbing options and heaps of funky elements, sculptures and the like that inquisitive eyes will appreciate.
For younger kids there’s lots of rocks and logs to balance on, ropes to climb and slides for all sizes.

The GT Fisher Reserve playground upgrade has swings, slides, plenty of ‘hiding’ options (cubbies, teepees etc), heaps of climbing and balancing equipment, sandpits and of course great, nature inspired elements.

GT Fisher Playground Victor Harbor
Where: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor – right on the foreshore near the horse drawn tram and the whale centre.
Toilets are right onsite, with plenty of café options within 2minute walk.

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