Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground Review
Soldiers Memorial Reserve is a beautifully kept park with everything you could need for a fun family outing. Located by the seaside along The Esplanade at Victor Harbor, it’s a great spot for picnics or gatherings as there’s plenty of space and good facilities.
Review by Susannah Marks
Soldiers Memorial Reserve Playground is a beautiful place to spend time with family or friends. We visited Victor Harbor and had kids in the car who needed to stretch their legs, so we stopped off at this playground to let them run off some steam.
Our playground testers had to be dragged away from the play equipment here and have been asking to go back.
Soldiers Memorial Reserve offers BBQs, undercover seating areas, new clean toilets (which include baby change facilities), easy parking – and it’s right on the beach.
Kids will have fun exploring this picturesque reserve with its rows of iconic Norfolk Pines (commemorating World War 1) and Canary Island Date palms dotted along the path, and enjoying the play equipment at Soldiers Memorial Reserve Playground.
Play equipment at Soldiers Memorial Reserve
Play equipment includes:
- Climbing tower with pulley system
- Climbing ropes
- Tunnel structure
It’s a no-frills slide, but with a view of the sea.
Tower with pulley system
Nature Play Elements
Soldiers Memorial Reserve Playground was designed with nature play elements including the bluestone used in the tunnel structure, which symbolises Kondoli the Whale from the Kondoli Creation story.
“Kondoli hid the fire in this stone when he went to participate in a special Corroboree with his neihbouring Ngarrindgeri people. They wanted his fire, no one else had fire except Kondoli. So the fire is in this stone. If one piece is smashed against another then sparks fly”
A cubby house inside the base of a tree made a shady spot to hide.
Things we like about Soldiers Memorial Reserve
- Families will enjoy exploring the beautiful grounds
- The playground is in a picturesque setting with views of the sea
- It’s nice and handy to the beach
Facilities at Soldiers Memorial Reserve Playground Victor Harbor
- Filtered water refill station
- Picnic tables
- Beach access
Undercover seating and BBQ area
Nice, clean toilet block with baby change table
Things to consider:
It’s not entirely fenced – just along the side closest to the street.
Exploring Victor Harbor playgrounds
There are a number of great little playgrounds along the foreshore at Victor Harbor, so if you have a bit of time on your hands you could do a bit of a ‘playground hop’.
11 minute walk approx. to Victor Harbor Skate Park (BYO bikes or scooters!)
4 minute walk approx. to Victor Harbor Train Park
Things to see and do in Victor Harbor
There’s so much to see and do in Victor Harbor – whether you’re wanting a day trip out of Adelaide, or a longer holiday.
The Causeway Plaza area is the main hub for Victor Harbor’s tourist facilities such as the entrance to the causeway to Granite Island. There’s a kiosk for refreshments, mini-golf, camel and the historic horse-drawn tram.
Oceanic Victor in sea aquarium which opened in late 2017
Victor Harbor Country Market – every Sunday in January (otherwise every second and fourth Sunday of the month)
About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.
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