We are excited as we have just heard that a brand new Nature Playspace is COMING SOON to Wilfred Taylor Reserve in Morphett Vale! With construction expected to start this year and taking approximately 9 months this fab new play space will be worth its wait. The playground is being funded by the state government with the council contributing $900 000 towards lighting , car parking, access roads and irrigation.

Wilfred Taylor Reserve – Update

Hi everyoneJust wanted to give you a sneak peek at the new nature play space and picnic area that’s currently under construction at the Wilfred Taylor Reserve in Morphett Vale. It’s looking really good, don’t you think?I can’t wait to share this awesome place with you when it’s open and safe to do so.Timing-wise, we’re planning to hold an official opening towards the end of this year, but of course, that’s all dependent upon the state government coronavirus restrictions at the time.I’m aware that there’s been some confusion in the community around why our Onkaparinga playgrounds have remained open. To clarify, whilst the SA government has not made a decision to close playgrounds, skateparks, dog parks, and outdoor gyms in response to the pandemic, we strongly discourage their use right now.When your children need some fresh air and recreation, it’s safest to use your own back yard. Or find an open space at a public reserve where your kids can run around, throw a frisbee, or kick a ball – whilst remaining at least 1.5 metres away from people from other households. The same goes for all public spaces including skateparks, dog parks and outdoor gyms.It’s super important that we all adhere to these social distancing restrictions for your family’s safety and the safety of others. If we all do the right thing, together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.Take care everyoneErinErin Thompson – Mayor, City of OnkaparingaProgress reports:https://yoursay.onkaparinga.sa.gov.au/wilfred-taylor-nature-playspace#StayHome #StopTheSpread #SaveLives

Posted by City of Onkaparinga on Monday, April 20, 2020

NATURE PLAYSPACE COMING SOON

What we know so far is that the play space will feature sand and water play. A 3 metre high tower with rope climbing fun including balancing. It will also feature a sensory garden and cultural nature trail that runs along side Christies creek.

Update May 26, 2020 (from City of Onkaparinga Facebook page)
A number of construction milestones have been reached, which include the installation of the custom play equipment, interactive and educational play equipment, picnic settings, irrigation, pathways and artwork.
The junior nature play area is nearing completion with the dry creek bed, balance beams and new timber crossing already completed. Construction of the water play area is well underway with the sandpit play deck taking shape, concrete work complete and artwork installed. The sensory garden is complete.
We are looking forward to seeing artworks from Aboriginal artist, Allan Sumner and planting appear in the raised garden beds soon. Work will be continuing onsite over the next month including installation of the remaining play equipment such as the wheelchair accessible carousel, the plaza and more artwork. Shrubs and trees will also be planted.
Several areas adjacent the playspace have been completed ahead of schedule and are now open to the public including the new access road and car parking areas as well as the picnic area adjacent the Morphett Vale Railway. All works on site are scheduled for completion by the end of June 2020. We are planning on holding a soft launch and an official opening towards the end of this year, dependent on the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Once complete, the Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace will support people of all ages to explore, roam and enjoy the natural environment, and children of all abilities to be outside, learning and engaging with nature.

Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale 5162