Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Hidden lanes, parks and tennis courts make Colonel Light Gardens a quirky Adelaide suburb to visit. Such spaces have also inspired a podcast called Model Suburb.
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Adelaide’s answer to Pleasantville.
Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, […]
Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Wittunga Botanic Garden – New Nature Play Space
Wittunga Botanic Garden is building a new nature play space set to open in March 2021.
Children and their carers will soon have an exciting new reason to visit Wittunga Botanic Garden, with a unique play space starting construction in January 2021. The play space will be a fun way […]
Copper Coast Splash Town and foreshore playground – hours of fun guaranteed for everyone!
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the Copper Coast’s picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore is this wonderful family play space. Comprising a great little playground and free to use community water park, it will be sure to keep the young (and young at heart!) entertained […]
Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace
A great addition to the Brighton Oval precinct is a new playground, which opened to the public in December.
The Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace is located in the centre of the precinct so it’s easily accessible from the three new community buildings. It includes colourful play equipment with landscaping and shade sails over […]
Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia
South Australia’s regional towns have some fabulous council playgrounds for kids to explore. Many have been transformed in recent years and have some very special features that you won’t find anywhere else in S.A. Karoonda playground is the latest to have been updated and features a 3 storey tower, […]
[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground Opening 24 December 2020
A new playground at Karoonda in South Australia will be officially opened at 9.30am on Christmas Eve.
The community is invited to celebrate with some free popcorn and ice blocks and be the first to enjoy the new space-themed playground which features a 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower […]
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 […]
Paradise Skate Park Redevelopment
Campbelltown City Council is developing a Master Plan for a proposed $2-$2.5m redevelopment of the existing Paradise Skate Park to a Recreation Plaza.
The proposed design by the The Trail Collective is expected to have skate, BMX and other wheels features as well as other active elements such as parkour and nature play.
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature
Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving. From 10am until 7pm every day, right through the Daylight Saving period, the water play feature will be flowing.
Even though there are mild days during Spring, make sure to be sun safe.
The Town […]
Thorndon Park Super Playground Concept Plan – Stage 2
Campbelltown City Council is keen to hear the views of the community on a Thorndon Park Super Playground Stage 2 Concept Plan.
Thorndon Park is recognised as a key regional park, providing a destination for residents, ratepayers and visitors to the council area to enjoy active and passive […]
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 […]
The Grove Shopping Centre Playground – The Golden Way, Golden Grove
The Grove Shopping Centre has a great playspace which is a little different to what you would usually find at a shopping centre.
This was a great surprise to find this play equipment here. We happened to discover it while doing a quick shop for snacks […]
New Playspace at PretteJohn Gully Reserve
A new playspace has been completed at PretteJohn Gully Reserve in Para Hills. The playspace is now open and features new play equipment including a a multi-play unit, activity box, musical equipment, talking tubes, carousel, two-person springer, sandpit and swings.
Wheelchair access to the colourful playspace is available from the Para […]
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 […]
MJ McInerney Reserve Receives Best Playspace Award
The City of Charles Sturt has announced that MJ McInerney Reserve received the award for the Best Playspace Over $500k at the 2020 Parks & Leisure Australia (SA/NT) Awards of Excellence.
The Kilkenny reserve was transformed in 2019/20 with new play equipment for a variety of ages (see our review […]
Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]
Fremont Park Playground Review
Corner of Main North Road & Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
The new $2m Fremont Park Playspace is now open as of 21 August 2020. The playspace completes Stage 2 of the Fremont Park redevelopment by the City of Playford and is a welcome addition to this great community space.
Families can now enjoy the […]
Inclusive Playground to be built in Adelaide’s Rymill Park inspired by Quentin Kenihan
Quentin Kenihan was an advocate, actor and filmmaker who passed away in October 2018. Among his many visions, was one for an inclusive playground to be built in the City of Adelaide. The Marshall Liberal Government will honour his vision by providing $1 […]
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 […]
Fremont Park Playground Upgrade Update – Elizabeth Park – City of Playford
The Fremont Park Playground upgrade has been underway over the past 6 months and is now open as of 21 August 2020.
READ OUR REVIEW OF THE FINISHED PLAYGROUND HERE
In July we had a little peek at the progress. See our pics below. It’s looking […]
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]
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 […]
[ 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.
Glenthorne National Park – 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 playground after it embraced […]
Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]
New Inclusive Play Equipment to be installed at Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
A new amazing all inclusive piece of play equipment is on its way to the Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club Of Waikerie.
It’s taken twelve months of planning and design but the local Rotary […]
Photo credit: Mikey Moore
Bowman Park Nature Playspace
This magic space is nestled on the edge of a creek dotted with ancient River Redgums and home to a number of different birds and other wildlife.
The Nature Play Space constructed in Bowman Park, Crystal Brook is now open. This collaborative project between the Port Pirie Council and the […]
New Wildflower Park at EDEN at Two Wells
An empty paddock in Two Wells has been transformed into a $1 million playground and is now open.
Wildflower Park’s design is entrenched in modern principles around young children’s education through play, a need for open space nature learnings and fun, and embracing increased community use of walking trails […]
Parks SA’s Park of the Month is Deep Creek Conservation Park
Located less than two hours drive from Adelaide, Deep Creek Conservation Park is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. It is popular with groups of families and friends who enjoy the park’s wildlife, walking and camping opportunities.
Deep Creek Conservation Park is […]
St Clair Skate Park Now Open
City of Charles Sturt are pleased to share that the St Clair Skate Park is now officially open.
The skate park includes many new features, including a half court, mini Bondi bowl, flat bars, hips and ledges and fly out rails with the space suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters.
The Skate […]
George T Fisher Playground – Foreshore, Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor
The George T Fisher Nature Playground (also known as the GT Fisher Playground or the Train Park) has always been a popular one in Victor Harbor. After community consultation it was totally revamped into a nature playspace, which was completed in June 2019.
The playground is located […]
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Adelaide Botanic Garden Internal Collections reopening Friday 5 June
As part of Step 2 of the Government of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery for easing COVID-19 restrictions, the Adelaide Botanic Garden will re-open the doors to its internal spaces and collections, effective 10am Friday 5 June.
After 10 weeks of temporary closure, the Palm House, the Bicentennial […]
St Clair Skate Park Under Construction
The site of the new Skate Park at St Clair now includes the construction of a half court taking shape.
The court is just one of the many new features, including a mini Bondi bowl, flat bars, hips and ledges and fly out rails with the space suitable for skateboards, bikes […]
Development of Morton Road Sports and Community Hub in Christie Downs
The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) and the City of Onkaparinga have teamed up with the state government and the local community to deliver a multi-million dollar sports and recreation hub in Adelaide’s south.
The $3.1 million Morton Road Sports and Community Hub in Christie Downs […]
Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network.
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]
Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
Located at the corner of Unley Road & Greenhill Rd, Adelaide at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… […]
Regency Park Reserve Playspace resurfaced
The Regency Park Reserve Playspace has been recently resurfaced (May 2020) and is just one of many parks and playgrounds in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield which are being reopened following closure as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
The playground resurfacing was undertaken by Surfcon Contractors Australia to revitalise the playground.