Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking for tadpoles, playing games, jumping across stones, just having fun.
Well, in Adelaide you don’t have to go camping or even very far to find a creek. There are many parks and reserves with great creeks to explore. In winter, just pull on the gumboots, rug up in old clothes and head to your nearest creek. In summer, bathers are a must. Take along old towels and a change of clothing just in case.
Here are some places with creeks we know and love:
Brownhill Creek Recreation Park
Brownhill Creek Road, Mitcham | Read our review
Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail
Corner Bridgewater Rd & Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater | Read our review
Burnside Adventure Park
Cnr Parade & West Terrace, Kensington Gardens | Read our review
Denis Morissey Park
Cnr Montacute & St Bernards Roads, Hectorville | Read our review
Cnr Howard Terrace & Davenport Terrace, Hazelwood Park | Read our review
Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve
Slade Crescent (cnr Planters Dr), Hallett Cove | Read our review
Mitcham Reserve (Brownhill Creek)
Old Belair Road, Mitcham | Read our review
Morialta Conservation Park & Nature Playground
Stradbroke Rd, Woodforde | Read our review
Mount George Conservation Park
Mount George Road, Mount George | read our review
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park
Ayliffes Road (cnr Main South Road) St Marys
South Parklands, Adelaide
Situated between Beaumont Road and Hutt Road, Adelaide (off Greenhill Road, near Victoria Park)
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Flagstaff Hill | Read our review
You can enter Sturt Gorge Recreation Park from Broadmeadow Drive, Black Road and Bonneyview Road in Flagstaff Hill, The Boulevard in Bellevue Heights and Craigburn Road in Craigburn Farm.
Stirling Street, Tusmore (parking available along Kennaway Street, Stirling Street, Barr-Smith Street & Rivington Grove| Read our review
Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully | Review here
Wilfred Taylor Reserve
Located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads, Morphett Vale | Read our review
Mt Remarkable National Park – Alligator Gorge
Alligator Gorge Road, Wilmington | Read our review
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What are the other parks you know around Adelaide which also have a creek?
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