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 […]
Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
Photo: Gabrielle Waters
Skate and Spray Park – Apex Park, Wudinna
On Australia Day, the community celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Skate and Spray Park development at Apex Park in Wudinna including a splash pad and pump track.
The $750,000 Apex Park project includes the development of an overall Apex Park masterplan, construction and installation of […]
Newenham Linear Park Trail
Burke Urban are thrilled to announce the new Newenham Linear Park and shared walk and bike path is open to the Newenham and Mount Barker communities.
The Linear Park trail is two-kilometre walk, ride or run from Newenham into the town centre of Mount Barker. This will provide easy access to the retail […]
Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach
The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.
The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, something fun for different ages and has toilets. Apex Park which the playground is situated in was […]
Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]
Monash Adventure Park – one of South Australia’s favourite family playgrounds.
by Katrina Gogel
A family day out in the Riverland must include a trip to Monash Adventure Park!
Developed by local Monash identity Grant Telfer in the 1960’s, the original adventure-style play equipment was a sight and an experience to behold. For some of the truly amazing […]
Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The new playground at Shamrock Road Reserve, Hallett Cove officially opened in December 2019.
The Shamrock Road Reserve upgrade was constructed as a ‘neighbourhood playground’ with new features including water play, nature play, a basket swing, a tunnel slide and talking tubes – allowing kids to share secrets across the […]
St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace
St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace in Woodville opened in December 2019 and it looks fantastic.
Located next to the St Clair Recreation Centre (where there’s coffee), you’ll find a fantastic all-inclusive playground with equipment for all ages and abilities. The kids will love splashing about in the nature play areas, climbing the […]
[ December 16, 2019; ]
Shamrock Road Reserve Playground Upgrade Official Opening
Everyone is invited to celebrate the official opening of the upgraded Shamrock Road Playground, Hallett Cove at 11am on Monday 16 December.
Take along the kids and test out the new playground and facilities. This community event will also include a free BBQ, nature play activities and come-and-try activities.
New features […]
[ December 7, 2019; ]
South Para Reservoir Reserve Open Day
Enjoy a FREE fun-filled morning at the South Para Reservoir Reserve Grand Opening! SA Reservoirs is teaming up with Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures, Nature Play SA and Trail Running SA to offer a range of FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Following the official opening at 9am, a range […]
Wigley Reserve Playspace & Fitness Hub – Construction beginning April 2020
Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve will undergo a $1 million transformation into an adventure and sensory playspace and fitness hub.
The six-month project will begin in April 2020 and once complete, will boast climbing tunnels, in-ground trampolines, swings, stepping boulders and a sensory nature trail. In addition to […]
New ‘Sounds from the Ground’ Nature Playspace opened in Balaklava
The town of Balaklava is now home to the new ‘Sounds from the Ground’ Nature Playspace, officially opened on 25 October 2019.
The playspace is the perfect addition to Apex Park precinct which is home to a swimming pool, skate park, community garden and bowling club. The […]
Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Review by Katrina Gogel
Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park has been designed to blend into its natural setting. There’s no colourful plastic equipment here – just beautiful wooden structures, steel water play stations and natural surfaces.
Situated in the riverfront reserve makes it easy to find, parking is aplenty and there’s […]
Goolwa Skate Park New Pump Track
The seaside town of Goolwa in South Australia now has a brand new asphalt pump track, designed and constructed by TrailScapes (in front of the skate park).
The new pump track will be a great new attraction for the area. Being asphalt means it’s a nice smooth surface and suitable for […]