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Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland Now Open

The Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland is now open for families to enjoy.
If you have been wondering what is looks like behind the fences around the southern end of Victoria Park, you can now explore the area after it was officially opened on Friday 6 May 2022. The path winds its way around the 3.2 […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

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 […]

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The Paddocks – New Adventure Playground | Para Hills West

New Adventure Playground at the Paddocks, Para Hills West
A fantastic new adventure playground has just opened at The Paddocks, Para Hills West. The new playground is part of the Paddocks Masterplan and features a splashtastic waterplay area, interactive nature playspace, and accessible play equipment.

Please note the playground is not fenced and there are currently no […]

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Top Regional Playgrounds in South Australia

Monash Adventure Park
Top Regional Playgrounds in South Australia
Regional South Australia has some amazing playgrounds to discover while you’re on holiday. 
In recent years, many regional SA playgrounds have received makeovers and upgrades, making them some of our favourites to visit. Some of them are unique and have equipment you just won’t find in the city centre. […]

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Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve

Playgrounds with a Flying Fox in Adelaide

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve
Playgrounds with a Flying Fox in Adelaide
Popular with the kids, flying foxes are always a hit.
Zipping around on a flying fox is many kids’ favourite thing to do at the playground. And the best part is running back to do it all again! St Kilda Adventure Playground has a couple of flying foxes that […]

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roy marten playground taperoo

Playgrounds with the Biggest Slides in Adelaide

Roy Marten Playground in Taperoo
Playgrounds with the Biggest Slides in Adelaide
Slides are always one of the most popular pieces of equipment you’ll find at a playground. And for the adventurous, the bigger the slide the better!
There’s something super exciting about going down a new slide for the first time, especially if it’s a big one. […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Beachside Playgrounds in Adelaide

Glenelg Foreshore Playground
Beachside Playgrounds in Adelaide
There’s nothing better than spending time at the beach and having a playground nearby to enjoy. 
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds with a day at the beach but also some time at the playground. The convenience of having them right next to each other is perfect for outings […]

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Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide

Crescent Reserve Playground, Edwardstown
Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide
It’s always nice to have an area dedicated to resting and having something to eat or drink in the shade (especially for the adults).
Sometimes the kids want to play at the playground for hours on end and all that playing can make the little ones hungry! These […]

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Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide
Water Play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses, get creative and keep cool at the same time. More and more playgrounds in recent years have been adding water play features like water pumps, fountains, sprinklers and buckets and playing with water […]

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Lobethal Bushland Park Playground

Lobethal Bushland Park Playground | Adelaide Hills | Review

Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground – New Play Space Review
by Katrina Gogel
The new play space at Lobethal Bushland Park has been completed and is open to the public as of February 2022.
The upgrade introduced gentle equipment and sensory play for smaller children of all abilities, a new family BBQ area (with a gorgeous view), and […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground

Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Concept Plans Revealed

Dunstan Adventure Playground Upgrade
The well-known and much-loved Dunstan Adventure Playground will be undergoing a new upgrade with construction set to commence in October 2022. The playground will have an ‘adventure theme’ and cater to both younger (5-9 years old) and older (10-14 years old) children.
The Dunstan Adventure Playground is one step closer to being redeveloped […]

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Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Playgrounds with Shade in Adelaide

Adelaide Playgrounds with Shade
For long days playing out in the sunshine, shade is important to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
Sometimes the trip to the playground can be a long one and in the scorching Adelaide sun, that can be a problem. Nobody wants to have to play on boiling hot play equipment (especially those slides […]

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fremont park playground

Inclusive Playgrounds in Adelaide | All-Abilities Equipment

The Fremont Park All Abilities Play-space
Inclusive Playgrounds in Adelaide
South Australia is creating more inclusive playgrounds or playgrounds with all abilities equipment.
These playgrounds aim to be inclusive of all children regardless of ability. Equipment that caters for a range of disabilities and disorders may include flying fox harnesses, wheelchair-accessible ramps and merry-go-rounds, in-ground wheelchair-friendly trampolines, sensory […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace

Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide

Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide
There are some great imaginative and fun playgrounds in Adelaide that feature Nature Play elements.
Nature Play allows children to turn off their screens and go out and play in nature. Many of these playgrounds include natural elements that might feature logs, rocks and trees so kids can get (a little) dirty, […]

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Thorndon Park Super Playground | Upgrade Begins 4 Apr 2022

Thorndon Park Super Playground News
The birds are hatching soon at Thorndon Park!
Construction of the much anticipated Thorndon Park Super Playground is commencing from 4 April 2022! The new playground will be an all inclusive play space, catering for all ages and abilities.
During construction, there will be no access to the existing playground, however access to […]

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Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground | Paradise | Review

Greenglade Playground – Review
Greenglade playground is a small, shaded playground hidden along the Torrens Linear Park at Paradise with a BIG drawcard – a large, sleeping dragon/dinosaur that kids can climb on and through!
by Claire Davill
The dragon/dinosaur (we still can’t agree on which it is) is definitely the main drawcard for this playground, but it […]

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Drage Reserve Riverview Playground

Drage Reserve Riverview Playground | Felixstow | Review

Drage Reserve Riverview Playground – Review
Drage Reserve Playground, located in the inner north-eastern suburbs along the Torrens Linear Park in Felixstow, is a fantastic playground for all ages and abilities.
by Claire Davill
Drage Reserve Riverview Playground underwent an upgrade in 2019, designed with children of all ages and abilities in mind.  There is a wheelchair and […]

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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 | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review

Tusmore Park Wading Pool Now Open
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. The wading pool has re-opened as of 15 […]

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Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids
You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.
Wetlands can form naturally or be […]

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Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Western Suburbs

Adelaide Inner West & Western Suburbs Playgrounds
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the Western suburbs of Adelaide below. There are some fantastic playgrounds in Adelaide’s West with climbing towers and massive slides and plenty of space for kids to roam on bikes. There are also some great parks for toddlers with unique features […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs

Adelaide Inner South & Adelaide South Playgrounds
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide below. Some are not far from the city, while others are further South. There are some fantastic playgrounds in Adelaide’s South including nature play, ones along the beautiful beaches, and some old favourites. Our reviews include information about […]

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Playgrounds in Adelaide’s North Eastern Suburbs

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s North Eastern Suburbs
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide below. This includes information about playground equipment and features, fencing, toilets and more.
 

Campbelltown Skate Park | Fun on wheels | Review
Campbelltown Skate Park The Campbelltown Skate Park on Darley Road in Paradise is a popular spot […]

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New Wetland & Fitness Circuit | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along with the new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area, at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve.
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on […]

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New Nature Play Space & Kaurna Reflection Area | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022.  The impressive new play space with nature play features […]

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Nature Themed Playground at Harbour Town Adelaide

Nature Themed Playground at Harbour Town Adelaide
Harbour Town’s nature themed playground opened in October 2021 and is the perfect spot for kids to stop and play after shopping at the premium outlet stores.
Suitable for all young adventurers, the playground is fully undercover, with toilets located nearby. Kids can explore the wooden climbing equipment complete with […]

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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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Tusmore Park Wading Pool – Refurbishment Plans

Dash Architects concept image
Tusmore Park Wading Pool Upgrade
The Tusmore Park wading pool has been popular with families, particularly those with toddler-aged children, for many years. However, at more than 50 years old it reached the end of its useful life and has undergone a complete refurbishment.
In recent times, closures of the pool became more frequent […]

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Freedom Park Two Wells

New Freedom Park Sensory & Nature Playground at Two Wells | Nov 2021

Freedom Park at Two Wells 
South Australian families can now experience best practice in nature and sensory play at the state’s newest playground which has opened in the northern suburbs.
The new playground, Freedom Park, within Liberty at Two Wells is the latest milestone in a $1.2 billion residential precinct that is creating over 3,000 new homes […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Glenelg Foreshore Playspace | Glenelg | Review

Glenelg Foreshore Playground Review
The foreshore of Glenelg has long been a place for visitors and locals alike to visit with the historical jetty, eateries and attractions, but the $1.3M Glenelg Foreshore Playspace installed in 2015 has given this area a new purpose. It’s a great place for families to stop and enjoy the atmosphere, and […]

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councils hiking, walking, cycling

The Best Runs, Walks & Rides in Your Local Council | South Australia

 
SA Councils Hiking, Cycling & Walking Trails, Parks & Gardens 
South Australia has fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails, parks and gardens plus sporting and community facilities that are maintained by our local councils. These facilities provide space for friends, families and community groups to keep healthy and spend quality time together. 
Our social activities, gatherings and […]

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Glenside Park

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Eastern Suburbs

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Eastern Suburbs
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide below. This includes information about playground equipment and features, fencing, toilets and more.

Tusmore Park | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review
Tusmore Park Wading Pool Now Open The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly […]

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Glenthorne National Park | New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development

Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta – New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development
A nature-focussed adventure playground will be developed as an iconic destination within the Glenthorne National Park thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and the City of Marion.  
The City of Marion has agreed to contribute $2 million towards a huge adventure […]

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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

New Playgrounds in 2021 | South Australia

New Playgrounds in 2021 around South Australia 
We’ve seen some fantastic new playgrounds added to South Australia’s parks and reserves in 2021. It’s great to see that many of them have unique features like the ship-themed playground at Beachport and added extras like mini bike paths for kids or water play features.
Have a look at these […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace

Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | Review

Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]

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Glenside Park

Glenside Park New Playground | Review

Glenside Park | 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 the playspace […]

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Da Costa Reserve play space Glenelg East

Da Costa Reserve Playspace Redevelopment | Glenelg East | Opening Jun 2021

Da Costa Reserve Playspace Redevelopment
Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Da Costa Reserve play space at Glenelg East.
When completed, it’ll boast a flying fox, additional monkey bars and more opportunities for toddler play. The works are expected to be complete by the end of May.
The existing Da Costa Reserve Playspace equipment reached the […]

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