*** November 2020 Update – COMPLETE! ***
UPGRADE COMING IN 2020
The Holdfast Council have just announced that the super upgrade to Wigley Reserve will commence in April 2020 with a $1 million budget. We cant wait to see this new upgrade evolve and will certainly keep you updated. What we know so far is that the new play space will mostly be natural based materials including tree stumps, logs and ropes. The play area will see lots of adventure and sensory play along with fitness hub and will have opportunities for all ages and abilities. The play space will include inground trampolines, climbing tunnels ,slides , swings , log climbing structure, stepping boulders along with a sensory nature trail.
In addition there will be bike racks ,custom built shade structures,new landscaping, a partial fence and water fountain. A fabulous upgrade for the Glenelg area catering for more ages,interests and abilities.
Below is the existing playground info…
Ahoy… Calling all want to be pirates or those who just love to be by the sea. This fabulous playground sits surrounded by grass next to the Glenelg Marina with a lovely view of the water and boats.
A Pirate ship takes main stage of this playground and creates a great nautical theme, perfect considering the location. Suitable for toddlers or younger children this playground also has wheelchair access to the 2 slippery dips, 3 cheers to the Holdfast council for adding this feature. There is a swing set that also has a baby swing, lots of little climbing areas to the ship and a bouncing dolphin to continue with the nautical theme.
What does stand out in this park is the bright yellow dingy that sits on springs that the kids can sit in and act like they are cruising in the water. A popular piece when I visited this park.
Outside the shaded, fenced off playground you will find lots of grass for the kids to run around on, a separate fitness equipment area, toilets and BBQ facilities
There is lots of paid parking along Anzac highway or at the park or if you are lucky you will find a free park on Adelphi Terrace. Situated opposite the Watermark Hotel and The Orange Spot bakery and with just a short stroll to popular Jetty Road there is lots of options for coffee or food.
Just a couple of tips –
There is often public events that take place on the grassed area of Wigley Reserve so maybe check before heading down on a weekend.
You may line have to line up at The Orange Spot Bakery to get served. Trust me it is worth the wait.