The Sturt River Linear Park Trail is approximately 5kms from South Road (Warriparinga) to Anzac Highway. Accessible for walkers, cyclists, prams and wheelchairs it’s a fantastic long straight trail for families to enjoy. (no horses allowed)
The section of shared path between Oaklands Road to Finniss Street have recently been upgraded to include a pedestrian bridge connecting Bombay street to Oaklands Wetlands.
What we love most about this section of trail is the playground stops along the way. Some of our favourite parks and playgrounds are along the trail so there’s plenty of opportunity to stop for a snack, a drink, a play and a wee. Toilet stops are available at Oaklands Estate Reserve and The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga.
Willoughby Ave Reserve, Glengowrie
A nice quiet park set back from main roads with the main feature being the magnificent big Fig Tree perfect for adventurous kids to climb and play. Tables and seats available, BBQs and a large grassy area perfect for ball games and running around. No toilets
Playground equipment such as climbing ropes, swings, slides, climbing wall, monkey bars etc. The park also has a 3 on 3 basketball area
Maldon Ave Reserve, Mitchell Park
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, noughts & crosses, and a lovely natural landscape. A free BBQ is available, water bubbler and a basketball ring also. No toilets
Oaklands Estate Reserve
Set in the beautiful grounds of the Oaklands Estate Reserve, the playground is shaded with mature trees and natural open space. A lovely balance between new equipment and nature play this upgraded play area is magic. The City of Marion spent $825,000 on this upgrade in 2019 completing the 12-hectare Oaklands Recreation Precinct which contains a wetland, skate park, education centre and rotunda as well as two kms of paths and this great new nature play area.
Appleby Rd Reserve, Morphetville
This is a newly renovated (July 2018) park for all ages. 4 swings (2 little kids and 2 older kids), balancing, climbing nets and climbing wall, monkey bars, firemans pole and flying fox.
There’s also exercise equipment for big kids and adults. No toilets
Warriparinga History and Environment Tour
Pop into The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre for a 90 minute tour of the area. Suitable for small to large sized groups and includes an easy walk through the Warriparinga park and wetlands.
The Cultural Officer guide will help you appreciate the natural environment and the Sturt River and understand the history and significance of Warriparinga and Dreaming stories.