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The Best Playgrounds in Adelaide

Looking for your new favourite playground in Adelaide?

Look no further! Our comprehensive listings of Adelaide’s playgrounds include features like location, photos, descriptions, facilities, are there toilets?!! age suitability and is there shade? which will help you find the best parks to suit your family.

We know that finding the right playground for your child can be a challenge, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Our listings include all of the top-rated playgrounds in Adelaide, as well as some hidden gems that you might not know about.

Whether you’re looking for a playground with a water play area, a playground with a skate park, or a nature playspace with plenty of shade, we’ve got you covered. We also include information about the facilities at each playground, so you can be sure that your child will have everything they need to have a fun and safe time.

In addition to our comprehensive listings, we also offer personal reviews of each playground. These reviews are written by parents and carers who have actually visited the playgrounds, so you can be sure that you’re getting all of the most important playground vital stats.

So what are you waiting for? Start browsing our listings today and find the perfect playground for your family!


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Newest Playground Listings

Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground

Find it at: Just off Wonambi Road What happens when 3 local Mums decide that it’s about time their kids had a brand new playground…? They just go and get one built (with some help)! Enter the Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground! With the help of the local community and backing of the local CWA Limestone Ladies group, 3 Naracoorte Mums raised enough votes to WIN a $150,000 State Government Fund My Neighbourhood Grant to...

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Valley Lake Playground, Mount Gambier

We stumbled upon this playground purely by chance while taking a drive around the Mount Gambier Lakes Region and definitely had an OH MY GOD HOW DID WE NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS moment. It is a fantastic, fully fenced, HUGE playground with one of the most scenic outlooks in South Australia. Regional towns usually have excellent playground and the Limestone Coast have really outdone themselves with the Valley Lake Playground. As we mentioned, it is...

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Largs Bay Foreshore Ice Cream Playground

Find it at: Esplanade Largs Bay The Largs Bay foreshore play space redevelopment in 2024 brought to life an amazing concept which feels like came straight from the imagination of us as kids! This one is a very popular site with local and visiting families and the new ice cream themed playground is sure to make it even more popular. We love when councils and designers think outside the box to create imaginative play areas for the kids. This one...

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Rozelle Reserve Melrose Park

Find it at: Rozelle Avenue, Melrose Park The upgrade to the reserve opened in 2024 and provides a fabulous space for the younger kids. A BBQ, picnic table, and shelter will be added to the western side of the Reserve with fencing on the eastern side around the playground, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

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Cleve Playground

Find it at: Arno Bay Road, Cleve This landmark playground on the Eyre Peninsula opened in 20222 and is now famous in the region. An Iguana Creative Build. With a kate park and pump track, plus of course the incredible tower to climb and conquer, on your next road trip this is a must. The playground includes; BBQ facilities Toilets Play equipment Picnic area Shelter All image credit to Iguana...

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Wakefield Reserve Morphett Vale

Find it at: Acre Avenue, Morphett Vale Wakefield Reserve landed an upgrade in 2024 and now features some fabulous equipment for local families to enjoy. New features include: Two areas with swings, a flying fox, play platform with slide, and log scramble. An irrigated turf area with footy and soccer goals, and a basketball court and netball half court. Three shelters with picnic tables, and a drinking fountain with a dog bowl. We are loving the...

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Aldridge Ave Reserve, Plympton Park

Find it at: Aldridge Avenue, Plympton Park Located in Plympton Park Aldridge Ave Reserve is a great little local playground and suitable for the nearby community or if you happen to be in the area. The playground suits toddler and early school age kids but also has 2 sports courts to cater for the older ones. The curly slippery dip was certainly our favourite and was definitely the reason our stay was extended just that little bit longer with a...

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Mitcham Reserve

Find it at: Corner Old Belair Road and Norman Walk, Mitcham This ripper was upgraded in December 2018 and we absolutely love it! The new playground updates are a credit to Nature Play Design and the City of Mitcham with a great mix of the nature play elements alongside more traditional equipment. On the larger side of the park (the Northern side) there is the highlight of the new upgrade to Mitcham Reserve with a double story ‘elf...

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Woorabinda Bushland Reserve – Stirling

Find it at: Woorabinda Dr, Stirling Just a small distance from the centre of Stirling is Woorabinda Lake, part of Woorabinda Bushland Reserves – a 34 hectare park with approximately 4 km of walking trails. Loved and appreciated by locals and those in the know, Woorabinda is a magical place to visit. Updated in 2024 with fabulous new boardwalks on the western side of the lake, perfect for prams and accessibility devices (which include raised...

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Spad Street Reserve

Find it at: Spad Street, Albert Park Spad Street Reserve at Albert Park underwent a redevelopment to include a new play space in mid 2024. This design includes: A playground with inclusive equipment (variety of ages & abilities) Seating and shaded rest areas Tree and vegetation planting Open lawn space Lighting Drinking fountain and dog bowl and top Fencing and entry gate Paths, including small nature walk. We love the unique play equipment...

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Kapinka Reserve Riverlea

Find it at: Kapinka Parade, Riverlea Opened in April 2024 in the heart of the enormous Riverlea development in Adelaide’s north, this fantastic playground offers something for all ages. It doesn’t have toilets and isn’t fully fenced, however is tucked in the suburbia so that might not be an issue for everyone. A lack of decent coffee nearby was something we noticed, but as the development grows we expect this will change....

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Kesmond Reserve

Find it at: Everard Avenue, Keswick We stumbled across this fab little fully fenced playground and found out later that was upgraded in 2024. As it stands this place is a fantastic local facility, with a shaded modern playground full of unique climbing areas for the kids to explore. The whole playground is shaded by sails in fact, with a number of play areas with a range of equipment to suit most ages. Throw in a fantastic oval, basketball...

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Cohen Court Reserve

Find it at: Cohen Court, Clovelly Park Tucked away in the back streets of Clovelly Park, this 2024 upgraded playground is a fabulous hidden gem down south. Featuring; Play structure with slides and climbing elements Nature play Spinner Basket swing Shelter with picnic setting No fencing or toilets for this one but throw in some grassed area and shade from the established gum trees, and we have a great little suburban playground on our hands....

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Sherry Park Reserve, Mylor

Find it at: 325 Strathalbyn Rd, Mylor Located near the Mylor Oval, Sherry Park boasts an exciting interactive playground with slides, climbing sections and swings, a ninja obstacle course, and a bike track! We particularly love the stopwatch ninja course with it’s very own slanted steps, rope climb and even a mini sized warped wall!There’s loads of energy to be burnt off here! It’s located right near Mylor Oval with plenty of...

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Barossa Adventure Station

Find it at: Washington Street, Angaston This family friendly and highly accessible facility (toilets YES!) features a 1km mountain bike trail, zip-line, in-groundtrampolines, multi-level adventure play space including a mega tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles, outdoor fitness equipment, play deck and plenty of picnic spots. default It is the perfect place to spend an hour, or the...

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Protea Reserve Playground, Crafers

Find it at: Protea Cres, Crafers One of our favourite little Adelaide Hills playgrounds has had an upgrade! The Protea Reserve Playground is hidden away at the end of Lesley Crescent in Crafers. It’s by no means the biggest park in Adelaide BUT it’s in such a gorgeous quiet location that it’s well worth a visit. ESPECIALLY in Autumn to see all the gorgeous trees in all their different colours. New equipment includes a new...

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Apex Park Inclusive Playspace

Find it at: Julian Terrace, Gawler The $190k Inclusive playspace at Gawler opened to the public in May 2024, is a fantastic addition to the popular Gawler family hotspot. Chosen by the community, the playspace design derives from the three Rivers that run through Gawler, reflecting upon the importance of water to the area, both past and present. The new accessible walkway represents Para River, connecting the existing two main entrances to four...

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Glenelg Foreshore Playground

Find it at: Mosley Square Glenelg The Glenelg Foreshore Playground is SO good and we have absolutely loved visiting (along with most of Adelaide!) over the past few years since it opened. With the recent seasonal addition of the Giant Wheel, from about October to April, it makes for a brilliant day out! It’s a great mixture of beach surrounds, fun for young and old kids, and the move towards ‘nature play’ areas. Highlights...

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Top Family Activities in the Adelaide City this Winter

Exploring Adelaide with kids is a great way to spend an afternoon, a full day, or even a weekend. When’s the last time you caught a train, tram, or bus in the CBD? It’s even easy to drive in and park the car. Visiting the city screams adventure, the kids love it, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve compiled some of the best things to see and do and places to eat and stay in the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide with your family this...

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Woodswallow Reserve Happy Valley

Find it at: Woodswallow Drive, Happy Valley Upgraded in 2024, this picturesque backstreet playground in the heart of Happy Valley is a ripper for the locals. With a huge flying fox, tube slide and tower plus some gorgeous nature play equipment which fits in nicely with the nature backdrop. No toilets here but shaded seating and half court basketball is on offer, as well as some grassed area.

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Our Favourite Playgrounds in Adelaide

Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground

Find it at: Just off Wonambi Road What happens when 3 local Mums decide that it’s about time their kids had a brand new playground…? They just go and get one built (with some help)! Enter the Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground! With the help of the local community and backing of the local CWA Limestone Ladies group, 3 Naracoorte Mums raised enough votes to WIN a $150,000 State Government Fund My Neighbourhood Grant to...

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Rozelle Reserve Melrose Park

Find it at: Rozelle Avenue, Melrose Park The upgrade to the reserve opened in 2024 and provides a fabulous space for the younger kids. A BBQ, picnic table, and shelter will be added to the western side of the Reserve with fencing on the eastern side around the playground, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

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Kapinka Reserve Riverlea

Find it at: Kapinka Parade, Riverlea Opened in April 2024 in the heart of the enormous Riverlea development in Adelaide’s north, this fantastic playground offers something for all ages. It doesn’t have toilets and isn’t fully fenced, however is tucked in the suburbia so that might not be an issue for everyone. A lack of decent coffee nearby was something we noticed, but as the development grows we expect this will change....

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South Terrace Glover Playground

Find it at: South Terrace Adelaide Another fully fenced park in the city, this South Terrace playground is located near the Unley/Pulteney Road intersection of the Parklands. Well equipped and better suited for slightly older kids than the one a few blocks West, this playground includes a good sized, seated flying fox, numerous toddler and regular swings, slides for all ages and spring rockers. It also has a sizable climbing net for older kids,...

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Best “Themed” Playgrounds in Adelaide

Adelaide is home to some amazing playgrounds, but sometimes, your kids may have a really intense love for a very specific theme. Most kids do at some point, whether it be dinosaurs, pirates, trains or just wanting to run around and get so damn dirty that you think you may get arrested for stealing sand. Whatever your kid is into, we have scoured the archives and compiled a list of some of Adelaide’s Best Themed Playgrounds for you to...

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Burnside

Find it at: Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park Hazelwood Park Playground is a beauty for families of all ages and abilities. Upgraded in 2010 (and given a bit more TLC in early 2024), this shady park with plenty to do was one of the first (and still one of our fave) parks with a nature play feel. Set in the corner of the huge reserve there is plenty of space, plenty of shade and plenty of play equipment. In the summer the Burnside Outdoor Pool is...

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Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Find it at: Adelaide Road, Mount Barker Keith Stephenson Park had been upgraded and re-opened in December 2023! Keith Stephenson Park is the premier district reserve for the Council area. It hosts major events such as carols by candlelight and is a meeting place for families across the district. It is located on the Laratinga Trail, a shared use path that is the spine of the open space network and links as far as Newnham Estate and the Summit...

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Thorndon Park Reserve Playground, Paradise

Find it at: Hamilton Terrace, Paradise Thorndon Park playground has been voted Australia’s Best Playground (Winner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award for best play space 2023) The upgraded (in 2023) playground at Thorndon Park is amazing! A hen (water play sculpture), wren (climbing structure) and crane (swing) now call the park home and don’t forget the biggest bird, a heron (slide structure), which takes...

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Morialta Mukanthi Conservation Park Playground

Find it at: Morialta Conservation Park, Woodforde The eagle has landed at Morialta Playground… in a 7 metre tall nest – and your kids can climb it! Yep, the Morialta Conservation Park playground is AWESOME! Best suited to kids aged 5-15years, it is great to see a play area perfect for older families. With over 100 car parks and walking trails to guide you, it makes a visit to the park even easier to navigate for families. The...

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Marshmallow Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub

Marshmallow Park on Glen Osmond Road, in the Adelaide Parklands is a firm favourite with our families from the 2 year old to the 10 year old. With its huge new renovation, there is now heaps more to explore at this site – also known as Pelzer Park or Pityarilla activity hub! The renovation includes some brilliant new nature play features, alongside more traditional swings, slides and climbing frames. There is a great water feature...

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OK we might be a teeny bit bias BUT we think that Adelaide has some of THE BEST playgrounds in Australia. So whether you're after nature playgrounds, fully fenced playgrounds, adventure playgrounds with mega slides, inclusive playgrounds with accessible equipment, Adelaide's best toddler playgrounds, quite backstreet playgrounds you can have all to yourself. playgrounds with water play and everything else in between, you're sure to find something that suits from the listings on our website.

And if you find one that we've missed we'd LOVE to know about it! Leave us a message in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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