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Playford Alive Town Park

Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature | Open from 4 Oct 2020 – 4 Apr 2021

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.

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Super Playground at Thorndon Park – Concept Plan Stage 2 | Have Your Say

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 […]

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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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The Grove Shopping Centre Playground Review | Golden Grove

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 […]

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New Playspace at Prettejohn Gully Reserve | Para Hills | Sep 2020

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 […]

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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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MJ McInerney Reserve Receives Best Playspace Award

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 […]

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Mega Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | 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 […]

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Fremont Park Playspace Review | Elizabeth Park

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 […]

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Inclusive Playground Coming to Adelaide’s Rymill Park – Inspired by Quentin Kenihan

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 […]

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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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Fremont Park Playground Elizabeth

New Fremont Park Playground Elizabeth | Now Open 21 Aug 2020

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 […]

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carrick hill

Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
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 […]

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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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New Playground – Barossa Adventure Station | Angaston | Opens 4 Jul 2020

[ 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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Glenthorne National Park | New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development

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 […]

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wilfred taylor playground

Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace is OPEN | Morphett Vale | Review

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 […]

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Inclusive Play Equipment | Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park

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 […]

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Bowman Park Playspace

New Bowman Park Nature Playspace Crystal Brook | Pt Pirie Council

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 […]

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Wildflower Park | New Playground at Eden at Two Wells | Jun 2020

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 […]

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PARKS SA Park of the Month | Deep Creek Conservation Park | June 2020

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 […]

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st clair skate park

St Clair Skate Park Now Open | Woodville | 5 Jun 2020

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 […]

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GT Fisher Victor Harbor Foreshore Playground

GT Fisher Nature Playground Victor Harbor Foreshore – Train Park

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

Adelaide Botanic Garden Internal Collections Reopening Friday 5 June 2020

[ June 5, 2020; ]  
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 […]

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st clair skate park

St Clair Skate Park Under Construction | Woodville | 2020

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 […]

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morton road sports and community hub

Development of Morton Road Sports & Community Hub | Christie Downs | Commencing 2021

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 […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

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 […]

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Kurangga Park BMX Track – Adelaide

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… […]

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Regency Park Reserve Resurfaced | May 2020

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.
The […]

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Playgrounds in South Australia’s National Parks Re-open | 4 May 2020

Playgrounds in your local National Parks are open
You can run, swing and slide back into the playgrounds at Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Morialta Conservation Park, Belair National Park and more.

According to SA Health, the risk of COVID-19 transmission from outdoor parks, playgrounds and equipment is low and can be managed by following important social distancing […]

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

St Kilda Adventure Playground Re-opening | May 2020

St Kilda Adventure Playground Re-opening May 2020
In line with advice from SA Health, St Kilda Adventure Playground will be open again by the end of the week.
In line with advice from SA Health, the City of Salisbury will be working on re-opening their playgrounds, including St Kilda Adventure Playground by the end of the week. […]

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Have Your Say | New Morton Road Reserve Skate Park Christie Downs | 4-18 May 2020

[ May 4, 2020 to May 18, 2020. ]
Have Your Say – Morton Road Reserve Skate Park
A design of a brand new skate park is underway in Christie Downs. Have your say on how you want the skate park to be. 
The City of Onkaparinga needs help from the community to design the new Morton Road Skate Park. Get online to share your thoughts and ideas […]

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Parks & Playgrounds Re-opening in South Australia | 3 May 2020

Public parks and playgrounds to re-open in South Australia
SA Health have announced public outdoor parks and playgrounds can re-open now that we have low levels of cases and no current evidence of community transmission in South Australia.
With South Australia recording 10 straight days of no new COVID-19 cases, Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, has […]

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Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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SA Water Smart Irrigation & Real-time Temperature Tracking | 2020

SA Water Cooling the Community
Families, fitness fanatics and outdoor lovers can now track down their coolest local park or playground using real-time temperature data, in SA Water’s new program increasing liveability in our urban environment.
SA Water have been working collaboratively with local councils to develop A “smart irrigation” package to provide up to date irrigation […]

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funtopia

Funtopia Prospect – Adelaide’s Largest Indoor Adventure Playground | Review

Funtopia Prospect in Sefton Park | Adelaide Indoor Playground Review
From a rock-climbing arena to an action-packed playground, Adelaide’s newest indoor adventure park and cafe has it all.
by Carla Caruso
Funtopia definitely is a utopia of fun, with a capital F.
The indoor adventure park – SA’s largest! – officially opened its doors in February 2020 and has […]

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Tusmore Park wading pool

Tusmore Park Wading Pool Due for Review | Give Community Feedback | Until 20 Mar 2020

[ February 19, 2020 to March 20, 2020. ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Due for Review
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 has reached the end of its useful life and is due for review.
In recent times, closures of the pool have become more frequent due […]

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Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk | I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Family Fun Day | 14 Mar 2020

[ March 14, 2020; ]
Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk celebrates I’m a Dirty Dinosaur character with a Family Fun Day
Thalassa Park’s magical Storybook Walk has a new resident – the beloved children’s character from I’m a Dirty Dinosaur. 
Everyone is invited to join them for a FREE family fun day to celebrate the latest public art sculpture by artist Sally Wickes […]

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Onkaparinga Valley Road Playgrounds | Adelaide Hills | Review

Four great playgrounds to visit along Onkaparinga Valley Road in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
Onkaparinga Valley Road is the main thoroughfare through the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Commencing at Verdun this busy road is the gateway to some of the best wineries and attractions in the Hills, but did you know it’s also home to four […]

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