Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach

The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.

The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, toilets and something fun for different ages. Apex Park, where the playground is situated, had a significant upgrade in 2019.  Stage 2 was then completed in 2023 and now includes a BMX facility for both beginners and intermediate riders, a large event space with irrigated turf, picnic seating, shelters, footbridge across the wetland, basketball 3-on-3 court, along with additional paths and plants.

Additional play equipment for the northern side of the wetland, and an extension to the carpark, is planned for 2024.  An elevated boardwalk is currently under construction, linking Apex Park to Breakout Creek Stage 3.  This is expected to be completed in the first half of 2024.

 

 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Stage 1 of this upgrade is now complete. The redevelopment by the City of West Torrens aimed to help improve the versatility of the site, as well as safety and amenity. There was also the desire to enhance the natural environment. 

Elements of Stage 1 (2019) include:

  • earthworks to modify site levels
  • construction of a new community building
  • construction of a horse arena and associated sheds and bridle track
  • new car parks and access roads
  • a new path network and retaining walls around the southern perimeter of the wetland
  • a new duck pond with boardwalk and water recirculation system
  • shelters and barbecues
  • resurfaced and re-purposed tennis courts
  • new basketball court
  • new irrigated lawn.

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

The playground has plenty to keep the kids busy with a large play structure under a huge shade cover consisting of different climbing options and 3 slides.

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

There’s a rope climber that whizzes around above and a roundabout below for more whizzing fun, plus a tube slide.

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

A small clear two sided rock climbing wall is great for younger kids to climb with a friend. 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Two mini trampolines are great for bouncing. 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

A basket swing in the corner gives you a view over to the duck pond area.

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

The other basket swing below is one that swings 360 degrees around. 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

There are tennis courts, a basketball court and netball ring for plenty of sporting fun.

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Being on Burbridge Road, you are pretty close to the airport so the playground is great for plane spotting.  You’ll get planes roaring over the playground like this one below. 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

The duck pond and boardwalk is a great space for families to explore. 

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

The signage at the duck pond reminds us not to feed the ducks bread. It’s important to adhere to this rule to keep the ducks healthy. The signage explains why below. 

“Bread makes us ill as it does not contain the right nutrition or calories that we need to keep us warm in winter.

Rotting bread also pollutes our water and causes nasty surface algae, which kills our fish and gives us diseases. It also makes our water smell. “

Here are alternatives to bread which you can feed to ducks:

  • seedless grapes (cut in half)
  • cooked rice
  • birdseed (any type mix)
  • peas and corn
  • oats
  • chopped lettuce

Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Ongoing works will still occur during the coming years, including additional tree planting to create more shade and cover.

The Lockleys Guides and Scouts SA will share a licence for the new community facility right beside the playground, however it is also expected to be available for community use/hire in the future. The brand new community building overlooks the playground area so would be great for large family functions with kids. This is where you’ll find toilets. 

Apex Park is just a few minutes drive from West Beach and Henley Beach where there are plenty of eateries. It’s also close to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and West Beach Parks Resort and Holiday Park. 

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Location: 

Where: Burbridge Road, West Beach (extension of Sir Donald Bradman Drive)

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Find out more about the redevelopment on the City of West Torrens website.

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.

All photos are by Play & Go.

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