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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

Wombat Waterhole Playground in Hazelwood Park is a varied play space set amongst towering gum trees and includes fun features for all ages and abilities.
Review by Claire Davill
This long-time favourite playground has just had a refresh as of early 2024, with new soft fall and repaired/replaced circular play platforms. The refresh has helped maintain the […]

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Paradise Skate Park

Paradise Recreation Plaza | Skate Park & Playground | Review

Paradise Recreation Plaza 2023 Upgrade Review
The newly-upgraded skate park at Paradise now boasts a pump track, BMX track, parkour zone and lots of play equipment to keep kids busy and challenged in all sorts of ways.
Review by Claire Davill
The new play area sits between Darley Road (across from the Paradise Interchange) and the Torrens Linear […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Reveal

Dunstan Adventure Playground in St Peters has reopened after a major upgrade and still features a huge super-sized tunnel slide!
Review By Claire Davill
The upgraded Dunstan Adventure Playground is better than ever! A brand new, extra long slide, plenty of climbing ropes, water play area, large flying fox and big swings make this playground the perfect […]

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Golden Fields Adventure Playground

Golden Fields Reserve Adventure Playground | Golden Grove | Review

The new adventure playground at the extensive Golden Fields Reserve provides a jaw-dropping pair of climbing towers, the longest twisty slide we’ve seen, and lots of other equipment to challenge and entertain kids.
Review by Claire Davill
The two climbing towers dominate the playground, with four levels on each tower filled with climbing ropes and platforms. There […]

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Polonia Reserve Playground | Croydon Park | Review

Polonia Reserve Playground in Croydon Park
A huge, unique, soccer ball themed structure is the centrepiece in the recently upgraded Polonia Reserve playground, and it’s one of the best climbing structures we’ve ever seen.
Review by By Claire Davill
Polonia Reserve playground opened to much fanfare in August 2023, and the fanfare is well-deserved. This is a fantastically […]

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Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta | Adventure Playground Opens 30 Jul 2023

[ July 30, 2023; ]
Nature Play Adventure Playground Opens at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta 
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is one of Adelaide’s newest national parks, and is located 16km south of Adelaide in the suburb of O’Halloran Hill.

Thanks to invest­ment from the City of Mar­i­on, the nature play space at the park was expand­ed to fea­ture extra addi­tions includ­ing a fly­ing […]

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City of Adelaide’s Best Playgrounds for Kids

The City’s Best Playgrounds and Playspaces in Adelaide
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playgrounds where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite places to make it quick and easy to pick a central playground when staying in or visiting the City […]

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Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool
The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love this park. What a fabulous upgrade this is with some great new features which make it bigger and better as well as safer and more fun.

Located in the City of Burnside, Tusmore Park is a picturesque […]

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Hamilton Reserve - Vale Park

Hamilton Reserve Hidden Code Playground | Vale Park | Review

Hamilton Reserve, Vale Park – Playground with a Secret Message
The upgrade of Hamilton Reserve in Vale Park is now open with a fabulous family friendly playspace. Where there used to just be a (dead) grassy area with big trees right next to the Linear Park Trail, there is now grass you can actually play on […]

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Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve Playground with 2 Big Slides | Review

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve – Review 
This Aldinga playground is a great little stop for locals, if you happen to be in the Aldinga area, or like us, having a stay at Sellicks Beach. It’s one for slide lovers with 2 large slides plus a smaller one, a flying fox, tunnel, spinner, and hill to climb. […]

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The Leckie Playground at Mount Torrens | Adelaide Hills | Review

Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
Suitable […]

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New Playground | Harrogate Recreation Reserve | Adelaide Hills | 2021

New Playground at Harrogate Recreation Reserve in the Adelaide Hills
Harrogate Recreational Reserve now has a new playground, toilets and walking tracks thanks to a $140k investment from the local council. Harrogate is located in the Adelaide Hills, about 15 minutes drive East of woodside and is a stunning part of the hills to explore.

The area was […]

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Glenside Park

Glenside Community Park & Playground | Review

Glenside Community Park and Playground Review
Glenside Park is a brand-new public space in Adelaide’s East, offering the whole community access to a variety of leisure and sporting opportunities.
The park opens up 1.5 hectares of tree-lined space with expansive grass areas, a brand new playground, sheltered picnic tables, exercise equipment and a basketball half-court. 
We checked out […]

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Lightsview Playground Adelaide

Lightsview Adventure Playground | Adelaide Review

Lightsview Adventure Playground 
Location: South Parkway, Lightsview
The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is spread over 1,000 sqm and is the final piece of the Lightsview wetland and park precinct. It’s an exciting new addition to the area for families with a great mix of nature play and modern aspects, and there’s […]

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Susan Wilson Memorial Playground | Beachport | South Australia | Apr 2021

  
Susan Wilson Memorial Playground at Beachport in South Australia
A new playground has recently opened at the coastal town of Beachport in South Australia’s South East. The new playground has a ship-based theme and includes new play equipment and landscaping.
The  Wattle Range Council is planning an official opening of the playground, however, visitors are already […]

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Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown

Crescent Reserve Playground | Edwardstown | Review

Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown | Review 
The Crescent Reserve in Edwardstown is a local playground that was upgraded in mid-2020.
Challenge yourself on the new multistation with a diversity of experiences to get to the top. Test your agility on the rope course and the rope tunnel known as the ‘Vortex’. Traditional play is also included with […]

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Brooklyn Drive Reserve playground Hallett Cove

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove | Review

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove
A new little community playground by City of Marion has opened February 2021.
The $111,750 upgrade features a giant wooden teepee climbing frame with net and slide, monkey bars, a cute play kitchen, two swings (including a baby swing) and balance logs.
There is a shaded picnic table plus a hand ball […]

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Burnside Adventure Park

Burnside Adventure Park Playground | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Burnside Adventure Playground
The Burnside Adventure Playground is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
{This review has been updated February 2021}
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer.  From swinging and […]

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Joslin Reserve Playground

Joslin Reserve Playground | Review

Joslin Reserve Playground
Joslin Reserve features a great little playground situated amongst open green space between Third and Fourth Avenues (Joslin is between St Peters and Royston Park in the council area of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters). The reserve also includes tennis courts and a basketball ring so it’s fantastic for older kids too.  The […]

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Karoonda Playground | Opened 24 Dec 2020

[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground 
Karoonda Playground, located in the Murray Mallee, is a space-themed playground with an impressive 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower is the first of its kind in South Australia and one of only three in Australia.

It also features two tunnel slides ‘blackholes’, a lunar rover buggy, ‘space tether’ flying fox, orbiting carousel, […]

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The Best Playgrounds for Toddlers Around Adelaide

The Best Playgrounds for Toddlers Around Adelaide
We asked our readers to tell us about their favourite playgrounds around Adelaide which are suitable for toddlers or little ones under 5 years old.
For peace of mind, we generally love fully fenced playgrounds for this age group and having some shade is always very handy.
Here is a list of […]

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Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground | Review

Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground
The Rymill Park playspace has had a complete upgrade and aims to be a fun space for children of all abilities to enjoy together. It has officially been opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had a life-long battle with brittle […]

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Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review | City of Marion

Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]

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Alpine Road Reserve Playground | Seacombe Heights

Alpine Road Reserve Playground Review
The Alpine Road Reserve was upgraded in 2020 and features exciting and innovative equipment, including a flying fox, swing, timber platform with slide, asphalt scooter and a bike pump track.
One of the main attractions at this playground is Marion’s first Ninja Warrior course which features a series of challenges for children […]

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wigley reserve glenelg playground

Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg | Review

Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]

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Melville Grove Reserve Secret Playground – Hectorville | Review

Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
Melville Grove Reserve has a little secret playground that is the cutest thing. It’s tucked away from view, secret squirrel style, down a small pedestrian lane. Just look out for this sign on Hectorville Road (just across the road from The Red Mill Bakehouse). There is also access […]

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Kimba playground

Kimba Playground | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia | Review

Kimba playground – is this the best playground on the Eyre Peninsula? We think so!
by Katrina Gogel
After hearing great things about the newly upgraded, all-abilities playground in Kimba, we made sure to put it on our ‘must-see’ list when travelling the Eyre Peninsula recently.
And it did not disappoint!
The scale of this rural playground is impressive […]

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Kensington Park Oval Playground Review | City of Burnside

Kensington Park Oval Playground 
The Parade, Kensington Park
The Kensington Park Oval Playground has had a revamp and re-opened at the end of August 2020. It’s a nature play inspired space with a combination of soft fall surface and bark chips. New play equipment has been installed and new fencing around the road side. Please note that […]

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domain millicent playground

Nature Play Space & Mega Playground | The Domain, Millicent

Explore the Nature Play Space in The Domain at Millicent
The new nature play space next to the mega playground in The Domain at Millicent was officially opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on 31 July 2020. 
This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both […]

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Barossa Adventure Station Playground | Angaston

[ July 4, 2020; 12:00 pm; ]  
New Family-Friendly Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston
The new Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston is to be opened on Saturday 4 July 2020. The family-friendly adventure facility features a one kilometre mountain bike trail, flying fox, accessible trampolines, bespoke tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles and serene picnic spaces.
The […]

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