Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground | Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground in Sheidow Park – Review

by Brooke Hendry

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve in Sheidow Park is a great area for families, featuring two playgrounds – one for juniors and another for the more adventurous, plus a cute Enchanted Forest, a sports area with mini soccer goals, 3 on 3 basketball court and netball ring, and a pump truck.

There is an official public opening on Sunday 28 August 2022, from 10am – 12pm which will include a free sausage sizzle, face painting and ‘Come and Try’ sessions for soccer, basketball and netball. But, in the meantime, the temporary fencing has gone down so you’re welcome to come for a squiz beforehand.

Hugh Johnson Reserve Playground

The older kids’ play space includes:

  • A challenging climbing tower with the tallest tunnel slide in the City of Marion!
  • A climbing wall
  • Balancing steps
  • 4-person merry-go-round-swings
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • BBQ and 2 x sheltered picnic tables (with lighting)

Hugh Johnson Playground Sheidow Park

Sheidow Park Hugh Johnson Boulevard

Hugh Johnson Reserve

And, the younger kids’ play space includes:

  • A partially shaded climbing-cubby with slide
  • A seesaw
  • Swings
  • Small merry-go-round
  • BBQ and 2 x sheltered picnic tables (with lighting)

Hugh Johnson Reserve Sheidow Park

Sheidow Park Hugh Johnson Reserve

Hugh Johnson Playground Sheidow Park

Find the fairies in the Enchanted Forest

The kids will also enjoy finding fairies and hidden treasures, or brewing up potions in the Enchanted Forest!

Hugh Johnson Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Reserve

Hugh Johnson Reserve Sheidow Park

Bike Paths

You’ll also find duck ponds within the Reserve, and bitumen paths which lead you to all the different play areas – making it easy for those with a pram, or for those wanting to ride their bikes or scooters.

Pump Track Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve

Hugh Johnson Sheidow Park

What we liked:

  • We liked how well-spaced the separate areas are, with lots to see and discover along the way to each section.
  • There are other options besides just the playground. This is great, especially if the equipment is all being used – you can take the kids for a walk to see the Enchanted Forest, or they can ride their bikes/scooters on the paths or at the pump track, or go run around and kick a ball or shoot some hoops.
  • That there are toilets (yay!). Located near the junior playground.
  • The sheltered picnic areas with BBQ and lighting are great, especially if wanting to use the space for a birthday party.

Playground Hugh Johnson Reserve Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson playground Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Sheidow Park Plyground

Sheltered picnic area Hugh Johnson Reserve Sheidow Park

Things to consider:

  • The playgrounds are not fenced off but they are also not too close to traffic or the water areas.
  • If the park is busy, you may have to park a bit further away from the playground/entrance areas. Parallel parking is available on Hugh Johnson Boulevard or Patpa Drive.
  • There’s quite a few food options close by, with fast-food options available approx. a 3 minute drive in Hallett Cove. There are also supermarkets, a bakery, café’s etc. within the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre. Trott Park shops are also a short drive away.

Hugh Johnson Reserve Sheidow Park

Playground Hugh Johnson Sheidow Park

Click here to find out more about the official opening celebrations 

Location: 

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve, Sheidow Park, SA

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Marion website

What:   Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve

Where:  Sheidow Park 

Who:   There’s something for all ages!

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.

Image Source: All photos by Brooke Hendry

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