George Whittle Reserve / Prospect Skate Park
Review by Susannah Marks
George Whittle Reserve (aka Prospect Skate Park) features a basketball court, tennis court, skate park, BBQ area and play equipment. It’s been given a facelift recently (see images from JPE Design Studio below) with the park having its official open day this month (20 October 2019 from 10am-2pm). If you’re in Adelaide’s inner north this is a fun one to check out – whether it’s for the new skate park facility or the nature-inspired playground.
Prospect Skate Park caters for everyone from beginner skaters to more experienced skaters. We visited Prospect Skate Park during the school holidays and it was full of kids on scooters trying out their moves.
Things we like about George Whittle Reserve / Prospect Skate Park
- Great new skate park facility
- Fenced courts
- Nature inspired playground and climbing equipment
- Shady spots to sit or enjoy a BBQ
- There are public toilets available. When we were there last the toilets were being given a facelift with some spray paint.
New concrete skate park
If you need a break from the action there are shady places to sit and watch.
And if the slopes are too full on for beginner skaters there’s always the option of sliding down.
Nature inspired playground and play area
Overlooking the skate park is nature-inspired play equipment integrating wood with metal.
In addition to logs to balance on, and the main climbing structure, there’s a birds-nest/basket swing, some fitness equipment and an emu-themed play space.
“Look – no hands!”
Sheltered tables and BBQ area
Fenced mixed use courts
New skate park at George Whittle Reserve – project images
Things to consider
❤️ You might want to BYO safety equipment
❤️ It’s not fully fenced to the road – probably not the place to come if you have toddlers that like to run
You’ll find the new improved Prospect Skate Park at 56 Churchill Road. It’s close to Ovingham railway station and bus stop number 8A on Churchill Road. And if you need coffee it’s close to Little Cafe On Churchill.
This review was written and photographed by Susannah Marks. Originally from New Zealand, she now calls Adelaide home and loves getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide. See her blog Seesaws & Cellar Doors for more of her work.
For more information and all enquiries about the George Whittle Reserve open day please visit Prospect City Council website
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As per all our Play & Go reviews, this is not a sponsored post and our review is done completely independently. All photos are by Susannah Marks for Play & Go. See her blog Seesaws & Cellar Doors for more of her photographs.
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