Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves

Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves

There are some great parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the reserves and parks that we’ve included below have plenty of play options for kids, shady spots, plus areas to sit and enjoy a picnic and most importantly, toilets, which means you can pack a picnic lunch, a ball and the kids bikes and stay all afternoon. 

City of Adelaide

Marshmallow Park | Adelaide 

Features: Fully fenced park, large grassy areas, toilets, nature playground, BBQs, picnic tables, tennis court with basketball half court and bike paths.

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Rymill Park 

Features: Updated inclusive playground (opened 2020), accessible paths, mini bike path, BBQs, shelter and seats and grassy areas. Accessible toilets (including an accredited changing facility) are still being constructed.

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North/North East

Felixstow Reserve | Felixstow

Features: Nature Playspace, bike paths, large oval, toilets, picnic shelters, seating, shady areas, exercise equipment, BBQ, drinking fountain, wetlands, linear park bike path.

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Klemzig Recreation Reserve

Features: Adventure playground, walking/bike track, oval, tennis courts, BBQs, shelters, table and benches, toilet.

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Thorndon Park Reserve | Paradise

Features:  Walking trails, natural wetlands, toilets, playground, liberty swing, BBQs, tables and benches, large grassy area, large undercover pavilion.

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Cruickshank Reserve | Maylands

Features: Playground equipment for all ages, grassy areas, park benches, toilets,  tennis and netball courts, picnic tables and BBQs.

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Cruickshank Reserve


The Gums Reserve | Tranmere

Features: Playground, large grassy areas, half basketball court, toilets,  picnic tables, BBQs, playground.

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The Gums Tranmere Review


Heywood Park

Features: Ninja playground for teens and playground for younger children, BBQ facilities, picnic benches, toilets, large grassy areas, and established trees.

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Heywood Park Adelaide Ninja Playground


Tusmore Park | Tusmore

Features: Large grassy area, five full-size tennis courts, toilets (including disabled access), creek, playground, BBQ and picnic areas with tables and benches. 

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Hendrie Street Reserve | Park Holme

Features: Fully fenced inclusive playground, accessible toilets and baby change facilities, BBQs, picnic shelters, bike track, large grassed area, 3 on 3 basketball.


Jervois Street Reserve | South Plympton

Features: Toddler/junior nature playground, older children’s playground, bike course, chess tables, fitness equipment, oval, ping pong tables, basketball court, BBQs, tables and seating, bike stands, drinking fountains, accessible toilets.

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Orphanage Park | Millswood

Features: Fully fenced playground, tennis courts, bike track, grassy areas and shade, tables and bench seats, BBQs toilets.

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve | Morphett Vale

Features: Largest nature-based playspace in the south of Adelaide; junior playground and older kids playground, walking and bike tracks, large oval, inclusive play equipment, BBQ facilities, drinking fountains, seating, lighting, shelters, car park, and toilets. 

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve 



Allenby Gardens Reserve 

Features: Inclusive playspace, toilets, tennis court, cricket pitch, netball ring, basketball backboard, BBQs, shaded eating area.

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground


MJ McInerney Reserve | West Croydon

Features: Playground, sandpit, sheltered picnic tables, BBQs, water fountains, tennis course, large grassy area, toilets. 

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Roy Marten Reserve | Taperoo 

Features:  Fantastic playground, two enclosed dog parks, landscaping, large grassy areas, BBQ, shelters, toilets and bike path.

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Wigley Reserve | Glenelg

Features: Playground, sports equipment, large grassy area, toilets, BBQs, a shaded picnic table, drinking fountain, bike racks, seating and landscaping. The playground is partially fenced and there are cafes and restaurants nearby plus Glenelg Beach.

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Find Adelaide’s Top Parks and Playgrounds here

Find South Australia’s Top Regional Playgrounds here

Also check out our Best Playgrounds for Under 5s HERE.


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