Combine a fantastic playground with all the facilities you will need, with a bit of local history, and you have the Old Gum Tree historic site and playground at Glenelg. 

With 3 seperate undercover areas to cater for multiple groups at one time, scattered around a spacious area shaded by huge (probably gum) trees, this is the perfect spot for your family gathering or just an afternoon play. 

It is fully fenced, although the surrounding streets aren’t very busy anyway, plus it has toilets and 2 BBQs. 

More importantly though is the flying fox. We have tried a lot of flying foxes but not many have 2 cables, one with your usual rope but the other with a chair with harness! Such a great idea to include every kid who wants to have a go. Add in a couple of swings, a slide and a rope climb and kids of all ages will love the very modern and updated equipment. 

Don’t forgot to take a look at the Old Gum Tree site and learn why our basketball team is called the 36ers!


  • Large undercover area
  • Toilets
  • Large grassed area
  • Playground
  • Flying fox
  • Swings
  • Fully Fenced
  • Street parking
  • Tables and benches

Where? McFarlane Street, Glenelg North (just off Tapley’s Hill Road)