Helicopter Park | North Adelaide | Review

2013-04-19 Helicopter Park

The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite.

Of course you will find a helicopter in the middle, which is one of the popular spots for the little ones.

Helicopter Park helicopter collage

There’s this little climbing frame with a little slide just right for toddlers.

helicopter park toddler frame

And right next to it there’s a big sandpit with a ride-on digger, swings nearby, plus some bouncy ride-ons.

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The little car which has three rows of seats enables a whole crew to climb onboard.

Helicopter Park car 2

Helicopter Park car

There is this four-way see-saw bouncer and a small spider web climbing frame.

Helicopter Park 4 seater

helicopter park spider

Another two swings can be found on the opposite side.

helicopter park swings

Older kids are catered for with this climbing frame below which includes clever ways of going up and down.

helicopter park climbing frame older

Helicopter Park large frame collage

The large timber frame encourages climbing, swinging and lots of imaginative play with two lookouts, a slide and poles.

Helicopter Park wooden frame collage

The spinning wheel below is always popular and I love that it encourages kids to interact and work things out together – stopping either for other kids to climb on, or for someone to get off if they’re scared or had enough; sorting out who’s going to hang on and who is going to push.

helicopter park spin 2

There are bbq facilities and a few picnic tables and chairs, plus plenty of space to bring your own things if you are having a party or big get together.

helicopter park bbqs

Even with all the fun equipment, often the kids enjoy playing in the bushes, all around the park, just as much.

This is a fully-fenced playground so you can relax that they can’t wander too far. It’s also on the flight path so kids get to see planes roaring above every now and then too.

helicopter park bushes

There are some shady trees but no built sheltered areas. Thankfully there are toilet facilities.

Being in North Adelaide there are cafes on nearby O’Connell Street for coffee and food. Sometimes a coffee van may visit the park too. Parking can be found on Lefevre Terrace or in surrounding streets.

helicopter park all

Helicopter Park is great for families with kids of varying age groups. There is plenty to keep them occupied. It’s not hard to see why it’s been a favourite place for birthdays, mother’s group catch ups, play dates or just a family outing. We’ve spent many hours here over the years.

helicopter park tree

What:  Helicopter Park | Glover Playground North Adelaide

When: Anytime

Where: 61-63 Lefevre Terrace, North Adelaide | Map

Who: Families

 

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2 Responses to “Helicopter Park | North Adelaide | Review”

  1. Laura
    May 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    This is my kids all time fav park, they love it, even had there 5th and 1st (combined) party at this park.

  2. Martin
    January 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    It will always be Steamroller Park to me! Does anyone know when the roller was taken away?

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