Where: Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale
The Wilfred Taylor Reserve is now open for families to explore! The $2.2 million nature playspace, located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads at Morphett Vale, has been designed for people of all ages to get outdoors and engage with nature.
Nature themes are featured as a tribute to the site’s importance for Kaurna people, and the site’s history as a working farm from the 1840s to 1960s. Stunning public art by local Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yankunytjatjara artist Allan Sumner is scattered throughout the playspace.
There are two main areas, one for toddlers and younger kids and one for older kids, making it a great spot for the whole family.
The junior space is fully fenced (YES!) and features a Hills to Beach creative sand and water play area and a play farm area complete with wooden tractor and sheep rockers. This area also has a number of different swings, slides, seesaw and lots of sensory hands on play that we LOVE.
Older kids will also love this park with some very decent climbing structures, ropes course, awesome slide tower, wooden forts and a double flying fox. One of the seat is a bucket style for younger kids so siblings can ride together. Fun!
And probably our favourite part, the inclusive play opportunities that are available which include basket swings, a bucket seat flying fox, wheelchair-accessible carousel, raised sensory garden beds, a raised sand play table and a vertical xylophone.
Beautiful grassed open spaces for picnics and ball games, bike paths and bike racks, BBQs, sheltered picnic areas, drinking fountains, lighting, parking and TOILETS!!!
This is such a great space with lots on offer for kids of all ages and abilities. City of Onkaparinga, we think you’ve nailed it! Definitely one to check out in the school holidays!
Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale 5162