Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park has had an upgrade!

Review by Brooke Hendry

Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?

This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park? We’ve been missing out on this little gem.  This fun playground was updated in 2023, and is looking fantastic.

There’s something for everyone

What we love about Pine Reserve in Aberfoyle Park is that there is something for everyone to enjoy – young or old.

The main playground has a great range of equipment, set out to allow for an enjoyable ninja type obstacle course. and includes: 

  • A small rock-climbing tower
  • Flying fox
  • Tee-pee structure with removable logs
  • Swings
  • A climbing forte with 2 slides 
  • Various balance and climbing ropes
  • Monkey bars
  • A half basketball court
  • A half netball court

Next to the main playground, there is also a fenced junior playground which has:

  • Baby/toddler swings
  • A small climbing structure with a slide
  • Rocking animals
  • Room to run around and burn off energy

Along with a pine forest for exploring, there’s also benches and water fountains.

Pine Reserve Aberfoyle Park, Adelaide playgrounds

And, as mentioned above, this playground is situated within a tranquil pine tree forest, which is a nice and relaxing setting for the adults to enjoy.

The forest section is also a great area for imaginative nature play – the kids will have fun gathering sticks to build their own wooden tee-pee. Or take a walk along the little tracks, one of which leads down to a creek.

Things to consider:

  • The downside to Pine Reserve is that there are no toilets.  Should an emergency arise, there are public toilets located approximately a 1 minute drive away in the Foodland Complex – at 142 Hub Dr, Aberfoyle Park.
  • The main playground is NOT fenced (only the junior playground is) and BBQ facilities are also not provided.

Coffee and food options nearby:

Should you feel like a bite to eat after your play there are quite a few food options nearby, most are situated on Hub Drive.

A couple of our favourite places to eat in the Aberfoyle Park area include Fudds Burgers and Coffeed Cafe.

If you’re in the area or looking for a new playground to try out, then we’d recommend you take a look at Pine Reserve Playground, located on Pine Drive, Aberfoyle Park. We can’t wait to go back.


Pine Drive, Aberfoyle Park

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For more information on this playground, please visit the Onkaparinga City council website.

All photos by Brooke Hendry for Play & Go Adelaide 

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