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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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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Ryan Reserve Playground – Plympton Park

Find it at: Peckham Road, Plympton Park If you live near or visit Plympton Park reserves and love a playground, then this is for you! Playground improvements are planned for Elizabeth Ryan Reserve playground in Plympton Park, including the addition of open space through the purchase of the block next door on Herbert Street! This land was purchased in partnership with the State Government. We think the kids are going to love this! A concept plan...

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SASMEE Park Train Rides

The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) is a miniature train experience your kids will LOVE you for. The objectives of the Society is to create and maintain interest in model making of all types. So there’s small machine tools, tool making and experimental engineering connected to models. This is very much a kids haven! Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal,...

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Glenthorne National Park Adventure Playground

Glenthorne Nature Play Space Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill The multi-million dollar nature play space, forming part of SA’s newest national park, Glenthorne, is here and it is spectacular!Glenthorne National Park opened in May 2019 and the nature playground has it all, in fact it has so much we are sure to forget some of the wonderful playground features including; Multiple slides (including a HUGE tube slide tower Swings...

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Glandore Oval

Find it at: South Road, Glandore This may seem an odd spot for a playground, being right smack bang amongst the hustle and bustle of busy South Road, but if your kids love a mix of playgrounds, ball games and a spot to ride the bike or scooter, then this will suit you to a tee! You will find lots of shady trees, but no specific shade other than 1 table and chair set undercover near the BBQ area. There is a drink fountain and a dog bowl too. The...

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Crescent Reserve, Edwardstown

Find it at: The Crescent, Edwardstown Nestled in the heart of Edwardstown is a 2021 built play space that is a nice little stop off to break up a busy day. Plenty of equipment for the 4-12yo crowd and lots of shade from the nearby trees. No toilets at this one but you will find; Picnic set Bench seat Drinking fountain Swing Platform with slide Rope challenge Seesaw Mini soccer goals Plenty of grassed area as well, which is also shaded from the...

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Maldon Ave Reserve Playground Mitchell Park

Find it at: Maldon Avenue, Mitchell Park The Maldon Ave Reserve Playground is a hidden gem! Upgraded in late 2023, we discovered this little beauty when riding along the Sturt River Linear bike path. Located between Marion and Sturt roads (or find it in a car as the Maldon Ave Reserve). It’s a relatively well shaded area with play space for a good range of ages, including a slide, swings (incl birds nest swing), a few climbing options,...

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Le Hunte Reserve, Wayville

Where: Le Hunte Street, Wayville Le Hunte Reserve is a great little park tucked off Goodwood Rd in Wayville, so while parking is easy and it’s lovely and quiet, it’s close to amenities and easily accessible by the tram if you want to make it a bit of an outing. This little reserve has multiple slides, a hanging seesaw, swings, multiple bridges and lots of climbing options to best suit ages 3-9 year olds. There is a little play area...

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Thomas Young Reserve

Find it at: Young Street, Reynella The Onkaparinga council have just completed an upgrade of the Thomas Young Reserve in Reynella. The newly developed playground has a flying fox, a Gumnut cubby house, climbing ropes, a small slide, a digger and sandpit, 2 swings, a round net swing and a new basketball half court plus plenty of space to kick a footy or soccer ball. Unfortunately there are no toilets facilities and only one gazebo without...

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Pine Reserve Aberfoyle Park

Find it at: Pine Reserve, Aberfoyle Park The picturesque spot down south has had an upgrade in 2023, and doesn’t it look sensational! There are no toilets sadly but plenty of shade, water fountains and park benches. There is play equipment for all ages including an array of ninja course style ropes and climbing equipment. Keeping with the pine theme, the equipment is primarily wood and rope based. I spent so much time here as a kid and...

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Gemmel Tassie Reserve McLaren Vale

Find it at: West Park Way, McLaren Vale Located just off Main Road down at the stunning McLaren Vale, this stunning reserve is home to one of the most picturesque playgrounds down south, especially when the trees are in bloom. With a climbing sphere, swings, plenty of grass and did we mention the nearby tank (which is always a show stopper), this precinct makes for a great stop and leg stretch on your McLaren Vale day trip. The larger precinct...

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Cormorant Drive Reserve

Find it at: Cormorant Drive Hallett Cove A new playground and reserve has opened at Cormorant Drive down at Hallett Cove and it is very cool (especially for dino lovers) This reserve has an interesting history with a Diprotodon (Giant Wombat) fossil remains found here in 1992. This Australian megafauna was the world’s largest marsupial and lived between 15,000-10,000 years ago. A playground includes: Diprotodon sculpture climb Diprotodon...

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Pasadena Lions Club Playground

Find it at: Fiveash Drive, Pasadena This upgraded playground situated off of Fiveash Drive just near the Pasadena Shopping Centre is a fantastic new improvement to the area! Beautifully shaded by heavy greenery, this playground has something for everyone.  Although not fenced off, yet situated near a main road, the steep sloping beast of a hill heading up towards the busyness of Fiveash Drive will stop anyone in their tracks. With a mega...

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Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve

Find it at: Hugh Johnson Boulevard, Sheidow Park The Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve upgrade is complete and we love it just as much as the locals. There are multiple areas for play including a sports area complete with netball and basketball rings and soccer goal. There’s some great equipment for older kids as well as a smaller shaded area for little ones with climbing area, swings, seesaws and more. And if that’s not enough...

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Capella Drive Reserve

Find it at: Capella Drive, Hallett Cove The $3m development, completed in 2022 includes: New playground equipment including slide, swing and flying fox Pump track and jump park Ninja warrior fitness equipment Public toilet Picnic areas with shelters, seating and BBQs New pathway connections The spacious skate park features a range of features to satisfy all age use of scooters, skating, BMX and those who enjoy leisurely lounging on the grass...

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Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

City of Marion have transformed Marion Outdoor Pool into a water park with four new slides (in addition to the two epic, already existing slides) a giant tipping bucket, and numerous water jets and water play activities. The new attractions include: Water play park with 9.2 metre high x 20 metre wide centrepiece with four water slides, including one enclosed slide, tipping bucket containing 600 litres of water , and water cannons59 sqm spash...

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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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Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove

Find it at: Heron Way, Hallett Cove This is a great new playground with amazing views over the ocean. The reserve includes a new 5-way swing, tunnel slide, water and sand play, nature play, fitness equipment, shade sales, toilet, seating, shelter and BBQ facilities. The playground is unfenced, and there is a drop down to the rocky beach that parents with fast moving smaller children will need to be mindful of. There is parking close to the...

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Willunga BMX and Skate Park

Find it at: 2 Railway Terrace, Willunga Willunga Skatepark. A small, quiet and shady park. Younger kids would be happy here. Great spot to improve basic skills. Beginner to intermediate level street style skate park. The park includes a half pipe, pyramids, ledges and hips. There’s also a dirt BMX track with jumps.

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Happy Valley Reservoir

Where: Chandlers Hill Road, Happy Valley After 120 odd years of just sitting there doing nothing besides provide us with an unlimited supply of clean drinking water (boring), Happy Valley Reservoir is open for activities! And wow haven’t the public taken to it like a toddler to a pack of unattended textas. With almost 20km of trails, perfect for mixed uses including running, mountain biking, hiking (lots of it is pram friendly too!), this...

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub – Christie Downs

Find it at: Morton Road, Christie Downs The $3.5 million dual named Morton Park/Niipu-Niipu Wama ( Niipu-niipu Wama means ‘friendship park’ in the Kaurna language and this came from a community suggestion) finished in opened in October 2021 and what a spectacular facility for the south! It includes a skate park, multi-use tennis/netball courts, adventure play space, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, basketball half-court, irrigated lawns...

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Sam Willoughby International BMX Track

Where: Majors Road, O’ Halloran Hill SA’s only International standard BMX track at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is now open! The new 8 million dollar home of the Hallett Cove and Happy Valley BMX clubs is UCI standard and designed by former World Champion and Olympic Silver medalist Sam Willoughby himself! A second BMX track will be built alongside the Sam Willoughby International track too. The pump track will be...

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace

Find it at: Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale The amazing $2.2 million nature playspace, located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads at Morphett Vale, has been designed for people of all ages to get outdoors and engage with nature.  Nature themes are featured as a tribute to the site’s importance for Kaurna people, and the site’s history as a working farm from the 1840s to 1960s. Stunning public art by local Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and...

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