“Enchanted Garden” Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Shortlisted for the first ever “Australia’s Best Playground” competition this is a beautiful playground with an Enchanted Garden theme and plenty of nature play opportunities. Our playground testers give it the big thumbs-up so if you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s fun for kids of all ages, then check out Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground.
The play equipment is colourful and engaging, and with two distinct play areas there’s something there for kids of all ages … plus there are solid options nearby for coffee and food.
Our playground testers love Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground and we hope you will too.
What we love about Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground
You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into planning this playground.
❤️ It’s fully fenced which is great for toddlers
❤️ The very beautiful fence. This is not a bog standard playground fence but a piece of art with coloured glass circles embedded in it. The Play & Go testers love the way light shines through them. Some of these circles are able to be twisted so you can direct the coloured light onto the ground
❤️ Shaded seating
❤️ Logs for climbing on plus a spider web for bigger kids
❤️ The treehouse structure is perfect for bigger kids who love to climb
❤️ The sandpit which (on the days we’ve been) has plastic toys and buckets there for you to use, plus the water play area where you can turn a big tap and make water run down a little water chase towards the sandpit
❤️ The wooden painted birds and insects, including a ‘bird wheel’ that you wind the handle on to hear different bird noises
❤️ Birds nest swing plus regular swings
❤️ Established trees provide shade. There’s also a shade sail over the smaller kids’ playground
❤️ The large grassed area just over the fence is perfect for kicking a ball or throwing a frisbee
❤️ Toilets are just over the fence and there’s a drinking fountain inside the playground
The treehouse structure
Lifting and turning the pin to raise or lower the ‘door’ and watching the water run through the gap is a fun way of learning about cause and effect.
Wooden animals and insects
The toddler loves hopping on and off the wooden wombat and the ladybird and spotting the various insects/animals around the playground.
❤️ Tip: this could be a fun ‘treasure hunt’ activity for a birthday party.
Turn the bird wheel to hear different bird noises.
Things to climb
The mini climbing wall is great for beginner climbers.
Our kids love these little carved wooden armchairs.
There’s a birds nest swing as well as a toddler swing.
Recently upgraded by Prospect City Council and Outerspace Landscape Architects, Prospect Memorial Gardens “Enchanted Garden” themed playspace was shortlisted for the first ever “Australia’s Best Playground Competition”.
Things to consider:
❤️ During the week it’s easy to find a park right outside the playground but during the weekend it’s worth checking to see if there’s footy being played at Prospect Oval as this will make parking tricky.
❤️ On our last trip to this playground the toddler was fixated with turning the tap on and off and filling up buckets of sand and water and then stomping about in the water. It might be a good idea to bring a change of clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet/sandy.
❤️ There are bark chips so if your toddler or baby is keen on putting anything and everything in their mouth you might want to keep a close eye on them.
Coffee and food nearby
It’s an eight minute walk to the Foodland and Coles on Prospect Road if you need to pick up provisions. Or if you love Asian street food then you might like Sunnys Shop (106B Prospect Road).
Our favourite nearby coffee spots are:
Where: Menzies Crescent, Prospect
About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.
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