Burdell Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Downs | Review

Burdell Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Downs | Review

By Claire Davill

A quiet, picturesque playground with lots of climbing opportunities in the heart of the northern suburbs.

Burdell Reserve is a wonderfully quiet, shaded park that has recently undergone extensive upgrades as part of the City of Playford’s Four Parks Project. With lots of new play equipment, landscaping with logs and stepping stones, picnic facilities and a few extra touches, this park ticks a lot of boxes.

The centrepiece of the playground is a set of twin wooden towers connected by a rope bridge, with a moderately sized tube slide at one end. Lots of climbing opportunities abound here for kids of all ages.

There is also a solidly built ninja course with climbing walls, climbing nets and a suspension bridge that will suit both younger kids and kids who want a bit more challenge.


The playground features an in-ground merry go round that is stroller and possibly wheelchair accessible, plus a slightly elevated spinning climbing net, so there are plenty of opportunities for kids to get dizzy.

There is also a basket swing and small in-ground trampoline here, as well as a springy seesaw and balance beam. The surrounding landscaped gardens contain lots of stepping stones, logs and stumps that wind their way through the gardens.

At one end of the park, there is a large open lawned area, plus a basketball hoop AND a netball hoop (something that we don’t see in playgrounds very often!). The other end of the park has a forest of Casuarina trees that shade a collection of exercise equipment.

There are some barbeques and picnic shelters here, and a drinking fountain, but unfortunately no toilets, either on-site or nearby. The park is also unfenced but is bordered by quiet residential streets with very little traffic. Therefore this makes for a lovely quick stop for a play, but is not suitable for longer stays, or for very small kids if you are concerned about unfenced parks with no toilets.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Playford website

What:   Burdell Reserve Playground

When:    Any time

Where:   Corner of Burdell Street and Turnbull Road, Elizabeth Downs

Who:   Older kids, younger kids for a short play

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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