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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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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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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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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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Mile End Common

Find it at: Ballara St, Mile End Mile End Common is just off Victoria Ave and Bagshaw Way, Mile End. Tucked away just off Sir Donald Bradman Drive, it’s a lovely green space with great play equipment for youngsters. With equipment aimed mainly at the over 5s, you will find a large climbing tower with tube side, swings, climbing rope pyramid and in-ground trampolines. There are also plenty of trees and open space to play around on in the...

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Glenelg Oval Playground

Find it at: Margaret Messenger Reserve, Williams Avenue Glenelg. The 2024 improvements at Glenelg Oval not only include a playground, but also with new soccer goals, a basketball court and exercise equipment. The playground forms part of a larger development to the area which includes enhanced spectator viewing to the main oval and new public toilets. A great spot to watch the footy and allow the younger kids to have a play? How good is that!...

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Parkway Reserve Fulham Gardens

Find it at: The Parkway, Fulham Garden Located directly behind Target at Fulham Gardens this playground can’t be missed with its bright orange play equipment. With a little something for everyone, the favourite and most obvious piece of equipment is quite a steep tubular slide with the BIG smiley face at the end. Located either side of the tubular slide are 2 more slides with slightly gentler slopes, leaving the kids with a lot of sliding...

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Polonia Reserve

Find it at: Essex Crescent, Croydon Park Following its partial closure for the South Road upgrade, Polonia Reserve has re-opened into a magnificent new playground, which features one of the most eye-catching designs of any playground in the state. The Polonia Reserve upgrade includes an open kick about lawn, play space and storm water detention area. The huge 7-metre-tall, 12-metre-wide soccer ball playground sculpture, built by local business...

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Semaphore South Foreshore

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore South (Opposite Arthur Street) Port Adelaide Enfield Council have opened a fabulous $400, 000 playground at Semaphore South on the foreshore. The beauty of this one is the consultation phase invited local kids to draw what they wanted to see in the new playground, with some of the entries below inspiring the boat themed elements! How great is that. With plenty of equipment to satisfy even the most avid climbers,...

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West Beach Adventure (formerly MegaAdventure)

Find it at: Military Rd, West Beach Since opening in November 2015 West Beach Adventure has grown to become one KiA’s favourite family days out in Adelaide. Kids from pre school age right up to teens, and us adults are catered for with something for every one. West Beach Adventure doesn’t have age restrictions, but height limits. For MegaClimb those above 1.2m are welcome with an adult, and those over 1.4m (and over 14yrs) can go it...

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Da Costa Reserve, Glenelg East

Find it at: Whyatt Street, Glenelg East As I rocked up to this playground my first reaction was WOW. This recently upgraded playground is huge and would appeal to a variety of ages. This playground is fully fenced and has lots of different styles of climbing equipment for the kids. The play equipment has enough to keep the big kids and little ones entertained, with the flying fox a real hit here (at least the kids get a decent ride!) The tower...

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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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Mellor Park Lockleys

Find it at: Myzantha Street, Lockleys Mellor Park Lockleys, a fabulous addition by the City of West Torrens in 2021, is geared towards capable climbers and kids big enough to climb onto a platform for the flying fox. Now, we love us a flying fox and this one has potential but City of West Torrens can you speed it up a bit? Does it have breaks on? Or does it just need our kids to ride it seventy three trillion times to break it in? Not sure but...

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Roy Marten Park, Taperoo

Find it at: Military Road, Taperoo With a $6.4million budget for the 2018 upgrade, the great thing about this playground is that it caters for ALL age groups. Something we love for Adelaide families as it keeps everyone happy oh and occupied. The equipment is quite spread out and has been zoned for ages . It incorporates lots of challenging climbing structures for the older kids and has a toddler play area along with sand pit and water play for...

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Harts Mill Playground Port Adelaide

Find it at: Mundy Street, Port Adelaide With the whole area going though some major redevelopment, Hart’s Mill playground was opened to the public in mid 2014 with a great space for families to play at Port Adelaide. Coupled a spot of dolphin watching and hitting up the markets, this makes a great family trip. The eyecatching, 3 story tower with metal slide is the centrepiece of the Hart’s Mill Playground Port Adelaide and the slide...

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Inlet Reserve Playground Tennyson

Find it at: Trimmer Parade, Westlakes Inlet Reserve Playground is a great little playground located at the top of Trimmer Parade as you come off Military Road in a beautiful spot right next to the water. The park is new and modern with a great range of equipment for both young and older kids, including this cool climbing web that caught my eye as we were driving past. Top spot for a picnic on the grass next to it which is also a good size for a...

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Tiranna Reserve West Lakes

Find it at: Tiranna Way, West Lakes. Talk about location, location, location! We often forget we have an incredible lake over at West Lakes which provides some of the most beautiful scenery in town. This is a spectacular spot which if you visit on a nice day like we did, will make you feel like you are on holiday at some sort of fancy resort. There were a lot of things we loved about this one. The view of course. Obviously! But we loved the...

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Blamey Reserve

Find it at: Kooralla Grove, Kidman Park What a great little park this one is. With a fantastic range of play equipment, including some reasonably challenging climbing equipment to a playground with an enclosed twirly slide, this has something for most ages. It even has a heap of outdoor gym equipment but lets be honest, apart from sitting on the ski swingy one, nobody has ever used any of it….or is that just us? No toilets is the only let...

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Charlie’s Secret Garden

Find it at: Wycombe Street, Underdale This place was such a secret it took us years of playground hunting to find it! Located on the river linear park at Underdale, this playground is for the little kids around the 3-5 year mark. We loved the fireman’s pole and the two small forts and bridges, with a lot of cool climbing equipment for which is just the height for those pre-school kids. We always love a flying fox, but this one was a bit...

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Carnegie South Reserve Royal Park

Find it at: Crown Terrace, Royal Park What a fantastic spot this is, tucked away in the very quiet back streets of Royal Park. Heaps of space, including the nearby soccer oval and surrounding beautiful grassed area, this is such a good family playground. With heaps of off road parking, you will find fantastic equipment to suit all ages including a massive rock climbing tube slide tower and rope climb aparatus for the older ninjas. Then for the...

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Ray Street Reserve – Findon

Find it at: Ray Street, Findon Ray Street Reserve in Findon is a great little neighbourhood reserve and playground located at the rear of the Findon Shopping Centre and Findon Library. Grab yourself a coffee and a book, then take the kids to burn off some energy! Some of the features we noted included; Heaps of parking at the shopping centre car park Sheltered picnic table Play equipment (including toddler swing, slide, swing set and some...

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Dampier Reserve Findon

Find it at: Dampier Avenue, Findon Dampier Reserve at Findon is great a central neighbourhood playground and reserve for the kids to discover (don’t forget to bring the racquets!).  You’ll find the following facilities: Nature play Sheltered picnic tables Two tennis courts Play equipment  Basketball ring Public toilets Not a bad little back street playground which if you are a local, is a great little spot to tire the kids out...

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St Clair Skate park

The next stage in the fabulous St Clair Recreation Precinct has opened and wow it is very impressive. As part of the Stage 2 works (more info at the council site here) at the Recreation Precinct facility, the new skate park is MASSIVE! Our kids loved the skate park but the little ones may get a little overawed by the size (and it was packed when we went) with some of the older skate boarders flying around, it had a bit of an adult vibe when we...

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Ferryden Park Reserve

Find it at: Montrose St, Ferryden Park Located on Montrose St at Ferryden Park, this little spot has just had $155, 000 spent on an upgrade which is now open! There is new play equipment including a rubber softfall mat, slide, bouncy buggy, trampolines and double swings. They have also installed two new park seats and a new drinking fountain!

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Peter McKay Reserve, Kilburn

Find it at: Just off Churchill Road, Kilburn At a cost of $150 grand, the Peter McKay Reserve (Just off Churchill Road….about a stones throw from Costco) upgrade is open and ready to go. With new equipment including a double slide, climbing frame, trampoline and carousel, plus rubber matting all around, it looks a cool little park. Council have also mentioned planning for shade which would be a great addition!

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Don Klaebe Reserve, Findon

Find it at: Drummond Ave, Findon Here is a great fresh playground with something for kids of all ages including at least four separate climbing opportunities. Set in a quiet suburban street, Don Klaebe is not fully fenced, but feels safe and is definitely worth diverting a little out of your way for a play if you are in the west. Adjacent the baseball club, there is ample access to a big semi fenced lawn if you want to bring the dog, kite or...

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Windsor/Pennington Reserve

Find it at: Windsor Ave, Pennington Windsor Reserve is a great little playground located in Pennington in Adelaide’s Western suburbs. Bring your bikes and scooters to this one because there’s a great little bike path at this park as well as play equipment, lots of open space, tennis/basketball courts and a flying fox! There are two playground areas to suit different ages. Toddler and smaller kids will love the slides and great set...

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Old Gum Tree Reserve & Playground, Glenelg

Find it at: McFarlane Street, Glenelg North (just off Tapley’s Hill Road) 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...

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Baroda Ave Reserve, Netley

Find it at: Baroda Avenue, Netley Love a peaceful playground? easy parking? a convenient pit stop? Baroda Avenue Reserve Playground in Netley is a little hidden gem in the west. Ideal for an easy boredom buster for younger kids, a convenient playground for multiple little humans and without having to find a park or walk too far at all. The play area is on a quiet suburban street and is unfenced. A shade cloth covers the main play area and is...

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