ITS OPEN!One of the successful “Fund My Neighbourhood” Projects was this nature play inspired playground at the Willunga Rose Garden Reserve on Aldinga Road, Willunga. This $150,000 project is specifically aimed at encouraging young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This new nature play space is located adjacent to the existing Willunga Rose Garden playground. With picnic tables, shade, benches, BBQ, and toilet facilities it’s a great new spot for a picnic and a play. We are pleased to see this fabulous new playground open and ready for laughs, smiles and lots of nautre play fun.

The Willunga Rose Garden nature play area includes some funky individual areas for the kids to play in. This allows for kids to choose quiet time, imaginative play or some unique rope challenges. A talking circle was created using logs around the tree, which is located inside the pump track. Rest on the big logs and watch bikes take to the mini-track complete with its little speed humps. If it’s a bigger challenge your cyclist needs, there is a full BMX track and skate ramp just 100m away across the grass. The swing set is always a favourite and features a nest swing along with a parent facing swing.

Choo Choo all aboard… The stand-out area in our eyes would have to be the wooden train with tunnel that the kids can access from both ends. It is just magical. Play with in, or around the train and the kids then access the slide from the top. This area is awesome for climbing and exploring, whilst also encourages imaginative play.

Stepping stones, wobbly bridge, a xylophone and two tee-pees on the hill behind are perfect for a jam session. Clamber and climb on the log pile or work on your climbing and balancing skills over the climbing rope – this playground has space and some cool new ideas.

The new nature play area is probably more based at toddler age kids and the play space is all close together. Don’t forget you can still utilise the existing play equipment just a short distance away. Whilst both playgrounds are set right back from the road, please be mindful there is no fenced area around either play space.

Bring a picnic and make a day of it with the Shiraz Trail to McLaren Vale starting right here or grab a takeaway coffee from the nearby Tealicious cafe. The Willunga Rose Garden is just delightful and well thought out from the Onkaparinga Council.

Thanks to Louise for these fab new photos and insight to this playground

Find it at Aldinga Road, Willunga