Katherine Street Reserve Playground Fullarton

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UPDATE: The in-ground trampolines have recently been removed citing ‘noise issues’. City of Unley are aiming to relocate them elsewhere in the playground or in another park nearby soon. We will keep you posted. Oct 2017.

The former site of a plant nursery, this corner block has long been waiting for something to reinvigorate the area and this great little park is just perfect for local families, especially those with kids aged 2-7 years. Please note that the reserve is only 3/4 fenced and has no public toilets onsite.

Some of the equipment we love includes:

  • 3 swing options including fully enclosed baby swing,
  • 3 in ground mini trampolines
  • a small spinner that kids can sit or stand on,
  • large sandpit,
  • multiple person slide,
  • a number of wooden balancing/jumping poles.
  • There are two large shade sails over most of the main play area which will be great in the summer moths, plus a sheltered sitting area, multiple benches and water fountain including a cool dog bubbler!

We love the way they have spaced some cool ‘thinking spots’ around the Reserve. These spots encourage quiet listening, active engagement and appreciation for the area with phrases like ‘warble like a magpie’ and ‘hug a tree like a koala’. Once the planted large trees grow taller on coming years it will be an even nicer space to sit and play.

Our kids also love that the concrete path is intertwined around the play area so they can ride their scooters and bikes along the paths while there, along with a number of bike racks near the bins at both entrances. The playing surface under most of the equipment is softball rubber. Elsewhere there are bark chips, grass, sand and wood mulch.

With no toilets or BBQ, and not being completely fenced, it’s not ideal for parties, or young folks who are ‘runners’ except under close adult supervision. But, if you’re a local, this cute new Katherine Street Reserve is a welcome addition to the area. I believe there are still plans for more planting of a ‘forest’ in one corner – more info to come when available 🙂

Katherine St Playground

Katherine Street Reserve Playground

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