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.
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.
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.
Klemzig Recreation Reserve
Features: Adventure playground, walking/bike track, oval, tennis courts, BBQs, shelters, table and benches, toilet.
Thorndon Park Reserve | Paradise
Features: Walking trails, natural wetlands, toilets, playground, liberty swing, BBQs, tables and benches, large grassy area, large undercover pavilion.
Cruickshank Reserve | Maylands
Features: Playground equipment for all ages, grassy areas, park benches, toilets, tennis and netball courts, picnic tables and BBQs.
The Gums Reserve | Tranmere
Features: Playground, large grassy areas, half basketball court, toilets, picnic tables, BBQs, playground.
Features: Ninja playground for teens and playground for younger children, BBQ facilities, picnic benches, toilets, large grassy areas, and established trees.
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.
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.
Orphanage Park | Millswood
Features: Fully fenced playground, tennis courts, bike track, grassy areas and shade, tables and bench seats, BBQs toilets.
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.
Allenby Gardens Reserve
Features: Inclusive playspace, toilets, tennis court, cricket pitch, netball ring, basketball backboard, BBQs, shaded eating area.
MJ McInerney Reserve | West Croydon
Features: Playground, sandpit, sheltered picnic tables, BBQs, water fountains, tennis course, large grassy area, toilets.
Roy Marten Reserve | Taperoo
Features: Fantastic playground, two enclosed dog parks, landscaping, large grassy areas, BBQ, shelters, toilets and bike path.
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.
Also check out our Best Playgrounds for Under 5s HERE.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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