Fabulous news that we have been waiting MONTHS for….the opening of the incredible upgrade at Wigley Reserve at Glenelg.

Sometimes fantastic photos do a far better job at telling a story and this is absolutely one of those occasions. Check out how good it looks!

The old playground is long gone and has been replaced with this impressive looking structure that really does catch the eye as you approach Wigley Reserve.

It is important to note that the playground is now only partially fenced (locals would remember the old shaded plastic playground was fully fenced) on the Pat river side only. It is fully open on the grassed reserve side so you will need to keep your wits about you here as the water is pretty close.

The old ‘plastic fantastic’ playground has been replaced with a sensational multi function playspace which will satisfy the climbers, the nature lovers, the jumpers, the exercising types and those who love a good swing. The highlight has to be the huge climbing structure which lets kids of all ages (thanks to really well designed safety netting) climb up nice and high and check out the incredible view of all the fancy expensive boats in the marina. They can either climb over the other side or slide down the huge twisty tube slide! Such fun!

There are toilets here too, those high-tech ones that can sometimes scare the little ones (or adults if their little ones decide to push the button mid visit when the parents are not quite ready for the door to fly open….surely that hasn’t just happened to me?). Parking is not heaps easy, with it being paid (only cost us $1 though and we think there might be some free spots if you hunt hard enough) but it is only a short walk across the nice reserve. They also have BBQs, drinking fountains, some shade but we expect it would get quite warm on the hot summer days and there is some seating.

The reserve is beautiful with the lush grassed area. They hold a lot of events in the reserve so if you are planning on using it for a party, perhaps check with council first for any events planned for that day.

The Holdfast Council have done a fantastic job with the upgrade (which only took about 6 months to finish and with a $1 million budget, it seems like great value). The playground caters for a huge range of people and ages and fits in beautifully with the space. This will be a massive fan favourite for years to come and we can’t wait to go back!

Looking for a place to eat after you have worked up a playground hunger? We love Doughballs just down in Moseley Square….check out more from our visit here.

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