Greenglade Dinosaur Playground | Paradise | Review

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Greenglade Playground – Review

Greenglade playground is a small, shaded playground hidden along the Torrens Linear Park at Paradise with a BIG drawcard – a large, sleeping dragon/dinosaur that kids can climb on and through!

Review by Claire Davill

The dragon/dinosaur (we still can’t agree on which it is) is definitely the main drawcard for this playground, but it has a lot more to offer. Under the natural shade of large eucalypt trees, you’ll find a great climbing frame/climbing net structure, a bendy slide, springy dinosaur and wooden stepping stones/poles. There’s also a fantastic set of five swings arranged in a hexagon frame just tempting groups of kids to try to touch their feet in the centre while rounding out the equipment is a tethered rope hammock.

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

The playground isn’t fenced but it is suitably distanced from the nearest road and from the bike path that it doesn’t pose any issues. There is a picnic shelter alongside the playground for a rest and a bite to eat, but unfortunately, there are no toilets anywhere near the playground (nearest is probably a one-kilometre hike downriver to the Lochiel Park green village). This means the playground is really only suitable for short visits. It makes for a really lovely stop if you are riding or walking along the Torrens Linear Park.

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Alternatively, you can park along Greenglade Drive just north of Parkwood Grove and there is a sealed pathway leading you down to the playground. If you are feeling adventurous, you could also make the 700 metre walk from Paradise Interchange and catch an Obahn bus.

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

The equipment is suited to older kids, but younger kids will still love climbing around and through the dragon/dinosaur, and two of the swings are suitable for toddlers. There are square bench seats for sitting on in the playground and the whole area is flat and mostly shaded by the tall trees surrounding the park. The Torrens river is nearby and there are lots of wooded and grassed areas to explore, and a footbridge over the river about 100 metres up river.

Things to consider: 

The playground is set back away from the river but obviously, it’s always good to keep an eye on younger kids when there’s accessible water nearby,

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Location:

Greenglade Playground is located at Greenglade Drive Reserve (Linear Park) on Greenglade Drive in Paradise. 

 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Campbelltown City Council website

What:   Greenglade Playground

When:    Anytime

Where:   Greenglade Drive, Paradise

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: All photos by Claire Davill for Play & Go Adelaide

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