Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan will be memorialised with a new inclusive playground to be built in Rymill Park, due to open in late 2020. Premier Steven Marshall says the $1m space will be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” It will include sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with wheelchairs.

If you like your playgrounds in beautiful locations, this one is for you!
This playground is located in very pretty Rymill/Murlawirrapurka Park, on the Eastern end of Adelaide city. Equipment is a combination of regular playground swings and slides with some fun rope climbing nets, swinging monkey bars, climbing wall and a cool round spinning net that kids will love.

There’s lots of lush green grass to run on, sit on and picnic on and also a big sandpit so bring your trucks and diggers.

Things to know

  • The pond is right there and the playground is not fenced so please keep your eyes on your kids in case they wander off, and please don’t feed the ducks. I know it’s a fun thing to do but bread is not good for them.
  • There’s no shade over the playground equipment BUT there are lots of big shady trees around so you can escape the sun between plays if you need to
  • The playground floor is bark chips. I don’t know about you but my daughter HATES bark chips. Shoes are probably going to need to be worn.
  • There are toilets and BBQ facilities near by and also lots of park benches scattered around. This is a brilliant spot for a picnic so pack your snacks or a bbq lunch and plan to spend a few hours.
  • Bring your scooters and bikes. The paths are great for all aged kids on wheels and a great spot for a pram walk.
  • It’s right next to Gluttony so if you visit during Fringe you can pop out the back gate for a play pre/post Fringe show.

Where: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14)