George Whittle Reserve | Prospect Skate Park Review

George Whittle Reserve and Skatepark, Prospect Review by Susannah Marks

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.

George Whittle Reserve and Skatepark, Prospect Review by Susannah Marks

BYO scooter

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

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

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

If you need a break from the action there are shady places to sit and watch.

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

And if the slopes are too full on for beginner skaters there’s always the option of sliding down.

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

 

Nature inspired playground and play area

Overlooking the skate park is nature-inspired play equipment integrating wood with metal.

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

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.

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Basket swing

“Look – no hands!”

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Bars

 

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Sheltered tables and BBQ area

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Fenced mixed use courts

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

Public toilets

George Whittle Reserve and Skatepark, Prospect Review by Susannah Marks

 

New skate park at George Whittle Reserve – project images

Prospect Skate Park George Whittle Reserve Image Credit JPE Design Studio

Prospect Skate Park George Whittle Reserve Image Credit JPE Design Studio

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

 

Map link

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.

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For more information and all enquiries about the George Whittle Reserve open day please visit Prospect City Council website 

 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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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