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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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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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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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Semaphore Foreshore

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore Foreshore is set for an incredible redevelopment, which will include a brand new playground (which will replace the existing playground below). The revised Master Plan is open for community consultation until 19 May 2024, but check out some of the concept images below. We are loving the proposed new activity hub (new playground to be built next to this), and water play! To read the Master Plan and...

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Semaphore Playground

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore playground is located along one of South Australia’s most magnificent beaches; Semaphore Foreshore. The playground is fenced, has toilets, sun shade, BBQ area and ample car parking. The equipment is suitable for toddlers and there’s also a wheelchair swing and ramp available. There are cafes nearby in Semaphore or you can head 5 minutes drive down the road to Largs Bay for more options. The...

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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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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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California Reserve Playground, Craigmore

Find it at: 46 California Avenue, Craigmore Fancy an open space that’s not too BUSY but still good enough to entertain any age kids? This might be one worth checking out! We ventured a little further North to visit California Reserve and we’re so glad we did! Upgraded in 2022, the space was relatively quiet, making a nice change to the busier playgrounds we normally frequent. The reserve showcases a variety of things to do for...

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Paradise Recreation Plaza

Find it at: Darley Rd, Paradise A $3.9m upgrade in 2023 transformed the Paradise Skate Park into an exciting and dynamic space for people of all ages, abilities and skill levels. With design from JPE Design Studio and construction led by LCS Landscapes and Convic we already know this place is going to be a winner. The new skate area caters for all ‘humans on wheels’ and those that like to be active. Key features of the park include a skate area...

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Mofflin Reserve Elizabeth Vale

Find it at: Trimmer Road, Elizabeth Vale With a $4.6 million upgrade complete in late 2023, this is a colossal play space primed for adventure. As is tradition, the Kids in Adelaide crew descended upon the scene with two spirited four-year-old girls leading the charge. Their gleeful visit confirmed what we suspected – this space is an absolute haven for families. Boasting an array of features to captivate every imagination, from two...

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Golden Fields Adventure Playground, Golden Grove

Find it at: Asgard Drive, Golden Grove Golden Fields Reserve has had an incredible upgrade with the addition of an adventure playground, which joins the existing reserve playground in this 12 hectare reserve (the adventure playground is on the lower level)! This has got to be one of the biggest playground reserves in Adelaide with HEAPS of different play areas, including an accessible area and a brand new section with the coolest slide around!...

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Glover North Helicopter Park North Adelaide

Find it at: Lefevre Street, North Adelaide Better known as Helicopter Park to many, Glover North Playground is located on Lefevre Terrace in North Adelaide. With a large helicopter as its centrepiece, smaller kids can slide out of the chopper’s belly as one of the many pint-sized highlights located at this much loved playground. There are also plenty of swings, see-saws, climbing frames and sand play equipment including the popular...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

Find it at: St Kilda Rd, St Kilda For those who grew up in Adelaide, you’d probably have been out St Kilda Adventure Playground when you were a kid, but have you been back since 2015? It’s got all the awesome stuff that I remember from my childhood, and more… and green grass, less dust, water, shade and well, it’s just BIGGER AND BETTER than I remember too! St Kilda’s huge makeover was completed in 2015 with a...

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Edinburgh Reserve

Find it at: 15-23 Edinburgh Road, Modbury The Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playground is open! The $1.5m inclusive playspace for all ages and abilities has finally come to life, with plenty to cater for all ages and abilities. The design builds on the existing natural features along the creek, including the existing wetlands, biodiversity areas and existing shade trees, to create different play experiences and zones along the length of the...

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Fairbanks Drive Reserve Paralowie

Find it at: Fairbanks Dr, Paralowie Fairbanks Drive has had a huge upgrade with the completion of a fabulous playground to accompany the recently completed rage3 cage. Not sure what a rage cage is? Its an all-in-one sporting…..cage (funnily enough) where kids can play a variety of sports including basketball rings, soccer goals, cricket stumps, a climbing wall, hopscotch and ball target holes. This playground is a paradise for older kids,...

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Solandra Reserve Playground

Find it at: Solandra Cr, Modbury North Pack up the change of clothes kids, we are going to sand and water play nirvana! Solandra Reserve out at Modbury North has had a fab upgrade, with the space transformed into a brilliant community facility. Featuring the already mentioned sand and water play features (undercover too we might add!), chuck in a great little pump track and a range of equipment to suit the big kids and little ones, this one...

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The Paddocks Reserve

Find it at: Maxwell Road, Para Hills West Well isn’t this a little bit sensational! The new playground at The Paddocks Reserve is OPEN and we must say, this is one of the best new playgrounds we have come across in a while, with some pretty spectacular pieces of equipment to keep the kids busy for ages! With access best via Maxwell Road, there is so much to talk about here its hard to know where to start. We have to start off with the...

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Adelaide Playgrounds Near Coffee

Name a better combo than a ripping playground and a strong cup of coffee? There is none. Sitting back with a quality coffee while the kids play at a fabulous playground, allowing you a moment to close your eyes and just recharge, is one of parenting’s great pleasures (That and getting kicked in the ribs at 3am by a restless toddler….isn’t that just so fun!) With that in mind coffee lovers, we have scoured our epic playground...

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Freedom Park Two Wells

Find it at: Mary Lee Street, Two Wells Well isn’t this one totally worth the drive out north! The new playground, Freedom Park, within the Liberty at Two Wells development, is the latest milestone in a $1.2 billion residential precinct way out north. We absolutely loved it when we took the drive to check it out, with our intrepid playground reviewers claiming it as one of the best playgrounds they have visited. High praise indeed! Lots of...

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Salisbury Oval Playground

Find it at: Brown Terrace, Salisbury Well this looks just a little bit epic doesn’t it. The exciting new playspace Salisbury Oval has opened and for the older and more adventurous kids, it is right up their alley thanks to an enormous slide tower that is a challenge to climb but great fun on the way down! Plenty of new amenities to enjoy as well, with the playground also including a flying fox, swings, see saw, carousel, nature play...

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Central Park Miravale

Find it at: Miravale The fences are down at the Miravale housing development playground at Angle Vale! With some touches on their fantastic play space in the heart of the development, still being done but the locals are loving it! With a great tower and tube slide the centre piece, rock climbing wall, gym equipment, pump track, basketball court and with nature play and a whole range of other equipment for the kids to play on, this will be a...

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Hope Valley Reservoir

Find it at: Hope Valley, SA Fantastic news with the announcement that from December 13 2020, we will be able to walk, cycle and explore Hope Valley Reservoir for the first time in 150 years (give or take a year or two). Construction is about to commence, with first cab off the rank being a network of walking and cycling trails which will take you from the reservoir and link with existing paths alongside the O-Bahn busway. The fabulous new...

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Lightsview Adventure Park

Find it at: 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, sand play area, in-ground trampolines, swings and even more slides, we love this park for...

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Spring Crescent Playground Banksia Park

Find it at: Spring Crescent at Banksia Park What a cracking little playground, tucked away in the backstreets of Banksia Park near the Tea Tree Gully Footy Club. With a great treehouse style fort and slide combo, mixed in with swings and lots of climbing equipment for younger and older kids alike, there will be something for everyone here. No toilets sadly but we reckon there will be some at the nearby sporting clubs, however there are BBQ...

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Lightsview Toddler Playground

Find it at: Corner of East Parkway & North Parkway, Lightsview Any parent to a toddler knows that finding the right playground to safely entertain them is no small feat. Not only do playgrounds often cater to a mix of ages but they regularly feature slides and climbing equipment that can entice little humans to bite off a little more than they can chew. For this reason, the Lightsview Toddler Playground is a hidden gem. Situated in the...

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Taperoo Playground

When you have older kids, it can sometimes be harder to find playgrounds that give them enough of a challenge to stay enthusiastic enough to not be annoying…..thankfully Taperoo Playground is a winner! A beautiful spot, with fabulous manicured grass to make any dad jealous and is perfect for picnics. There is a small tramp built into the ground which is always fun for a bounce or two. What we loved the most was the huge climbing equipment...

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Prettejohn Reserve Para Hills

Find it at: Wilkinson Road, Para Hills The City of Salisbury has spruced up the (FULLY FENCED) play space at Prettejohn Gully Reserve in Para Hills, with new play equipment including a multi play unit, activity box, monkey bars, musical equipment, talking tubes, carousel, two-person springer, sandpit and swings. While the kids play under the recently constructed shade structure, you can relax under the new shelter which features a picnic...

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Hayfield Reserve Blakeview

Find it at: Hayfield Avenue, Blakeview We love a little suburban playground that is just a cracker for the locals. Hayfield Reserve at Blakeview is exactly that! A quickly expanding area with all the new developments, this partially fenced spot has fantastic equipment which will suit from the toddlers up to the 10-12 year old mark. With a BBQ, plenty of space, some seating and shade, a bit of grass for a kick and a catch and add in some funky...

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John Eichner Memorial Reserve Greenwith

Find it at: Rueben Richardson Road, Greenwith This nice little spot in Greenwith is such a peaceful spot, which has also just been upgraded with some nature play to accompany the existing playground equipment. It isn’t huge, but sometimes that is just what the Doctor ordered! A bench and some shade is just about  With lovely shade from the trees covering the playground, allowing the kids to play (and not get burnt!) with swings,...

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Springvale Playground Blakeview

Find it at: Springvale Drive, Blakeview A fantastic spot for the Blakeview locals, with a good sized playground set up which is right next to a lovely big grassed area. The playground itself has a range of swings (our kids are loving those big circle swing things lately which are EVERYWHERE), a slide and a there is a basketball ring too so bring a ball along for a play. There is enough equipment for all ages to be kept amused too! Lacking a...

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