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 flare in mind so the kids balance and climb on logs and stumps, run up and over mounds, and use rocks as stepping stones.

The ninja course is actually designed to get people following a course of obstacles to run, jump, crawl or move any other way possible through the challenges to the Finish line. It’s a great challenge and certainly something that will keep the older kids enjoying for quite a while.

You’ll also find monkey bars, rope climbing nets, a wooden climbing wall and lots more. The mini Ninjas will love it (and so will many bigger ninjas!)

In addition to the Mini Ninja course the The City of Unley has secured a $264,000 Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant from the Federal Government to integrate smart technology at the park. This will improve safety and usability of the popular park .

With a HUGE open, grassed area, Heywood Park Playground has room for picnics and play. There’s also toilet facilities, a BBQ area and parking. It is a really lovely park in a quiet location and has plenty of trees to keep you sheltered from the sun. The park features two existing playgrounds, one is smaller and more suitable for younger children while the other playground is much larger and has equipment higher up. Great for all ages.

Things to know:

  • There’s not a lot of shade provided for the new ninja equipment, but there are a lot of trees around.
  • The playground area is not fenced to the surrounding roads.
  • There are huge big branches that are used as borders around different sections of the park and kids LOVE to use these as balancing beams and natural climbing structures
  • The park is very close to King William Road where you can hit plenty of cafe’s, eateries and shops
  • Top spot for a birthday party!

Heywood Park Playground

You might also be interested in

  • Image credit: City of Playford This park is part of a nature reserve, with a small playground that includes a slide, spinner, swings and some cool climbing/balancing equipment Image credit: City of Playford It's a great area for a run around, kick of the ball or somewhere you can sit with the dog (on leash) while the kids have a play Image credit: City of Playford There's not many facilities around though, a bench seat and a rubbish bin is about it. No toilets or shade Thanks to Amy for this playground review 36 Seavington Road, Elizabeth Park

  • The Lions Youth Park in Yankalilla includes a fully fenced playground, covered exercise equipment, a skate park and BMX track, public toilet, two basketball hoops, a covered area with two BBQs and picnic tables, lots of grass to play on, and is adjacent to the youth and community centre. The fenced playground area includes a covered picnic table, a bubbler, some bench seats, and some tree shade. There is wheelchair access to parts of the play equipment, and the path within the perimeter of the fenceline is suitable for prams. The playground has various swings, a small slide and larger twin slide, steps and walkways, plenty of things to climbs up and down, and hidey holes. Parking is ample and the playground is accessible by a bike path from the carpark. Find it at182 Main S Road Yankalilla

  • Where: South Parklands, Lightsview A fabulous adventure playground has been added to the Lightsview development, which is well worth the trip! Opened in April 2021, the nature play themed park includes water play, a huge number of logs and balancing beams to test out kids and parents alike! Throw in a climbing hill with slide, a basketball court, in-ground tramps, swings and even more slides, and you will no doubt find something to keep all ages entertained. For the parents there are a couple of BBQs and some under cover bench seats and tables. It is deep within the development so there isn't any car parks beyond the street parking in the area. The nearby wetlands are sensational and really add to the relaxing vibe of the park, and we absolutely loved the little board walk path between the ponds. Permanent toilets are on their way but are yet to be built, but apart from a handful of shade sails there wasn't a lot of shade being a new development and all. We must warn you that parking can be difficult and may be a hassle during your trip, so hopefully that is something that is improved over time.

Looking for something?

Generic filters




Baby Bunting


Love to Dream