Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia
South Australians are lucky to have a mild climate and lots of open space to enjoy local parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
South Australian councils maintain thousands of roads, footpaths, bike paths and cycling trails. They establish parks, gardens and playgrounds and provide other infrastructure to support their use such as public toilets, seating, tables and drinking fountains. Councils invest heavily in sporting facilities such as recreation centres, ovals, courts and swimming pools and associated lighting, grandstands, clubrooms and changerooms.
SA councils, for the swings, rides and slides!
See a list of some of our favourite council playgrounds and water parks below. This includes some fabulous new playgrounds, completed in 2021.
St Kilda Adventure Playground | St Kilda | CITY OF SALISBURY | Read our review here
Civic Park Playground | Modbury | CITY OF TEA TREE GULLY | Read our review here
Mayfair Ride Safe Park | Andrews Farm | CITY OF PLAYFORD | See details here
Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground | Prospect | CITY OF PROSPECT | Read our review here
Fremont Park Playspace | Elizabeth Park | CITY OF SALISBURY | Read about it here
Jervois Street Reserve | South Plympton | CITY OF MARION | Read our review here
Jubilee Park Wooden Playground | Port Noarlunga | CITY OF ONKAPARINGA | Read our review here
Glenelg Foreshore Playground | Glenelg | CITY OF HOLDFAST BAY | Read our review here
Wigley Reserve Playspace | Glenelg | CITY OF HOLDFAST BAY | Read our review here
Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace | Morphett Vale | CITY OF ONKAPARINGA | Read our review here
Dwyer Road Reserve Playground | Oaklands Park | CITY OF MARION | Read our review here
Heron Way Reserve Playground | Hallett Cove | CITY OF MARION | Read our review here
Blackwood Treetop Park & Playground | Craigburn Farm | CITY OF MITCHAM | Read more here
Hazelwood Park Playground | Hazelwood Park | CITY OF BURNSIDE | Read our review here
James Coke Park Playground | Norwood | CITY OF NORWOOD, PAYNEHAM & ST PETERS | Read our review here
Kensington Park Oval Playground | Kensington Park | CITY OF BURNSIDE | Read our review here
Hart’s Mill Playground | Port Adelaide | CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD | Read our review here
Point Malcolm Reserve Playground | Semaphore Park | CITY OF CHARLES STURT | Read our review here
Apex Park | West Beach | CITY OF WEST TORRENS | Read our review
Princess Elizabeth Playground | Adelaide | CITY OF ADELAIDE | Read our review here
Bonython Park | Adelaide | CITY OF ADELAIDE | Read our review here
Marshmallow Park Playspace | Adelaide | CITY OF ADELAIDE | Read our review here
North Adelaide Playspace | North Adelaide | CITY OF ADELAIDE | Read our Review here
Harrogate Recreation Reserve | Harrogate | MOUNT BARKER DISTRICT COUNCIL | Read more here
Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve | Blackwood | CITY OF MITCHAM | Read our review here
Steamroller Park | Stirling | ADELAIDE HILLS COUNCIL | Read our review here
Bridgewater Reserve Playground | Bridgewater | ADELAIDE HILLS COUNCIL | Read our review here
Barossa Adventure Station | Angaston | BAROSSA COUNCIL | Read more here
Beachport Playground | Beachport | WATTLE RANGE COUNCIL | Read more here
Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | PORT PIRIE REGIONAL COUNCIL | Read more here
Photo credit: Mikey Moore
Don Moseley Park (Keith Playground) | Keith | TATIARA DISTRICT COUNCIL | Read our review here
Monash Adventure Park | Monash | BERRI BARMERA COUNCIL | Play & Go Review
Goolwa Nature Playspace | Goolwa | ALEXANDRINA COUNCIL | Read our review here
Kimba Playground | Kimba | KIMBA DISTRICT COUNCIL | Read our review here
Loxton Pioneer Playground | Loxton | DISTRICT COUNCIL OF LOXTON WAIKERIE | Read our review here
GT Fisher Nature Playground | Victor Harbor | VICTOR HARBOR COUNCIL | Read our review
Victoria Square – Walk in the Trees | Kadina | COPPER COAST COUNCIL | Read more here
Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Waikerie | LOXTON WAIKERIE DISTRICT COUNCIL | Read our review
➡️ Yorketown Playground | Yorketown | YORKE PENINSULA COUNCIL | Read our review here
COUNCIL SWIMMING CENTRES
As well as parks and playgrounds, councils operate and maintain many swimming pools all over South Australia. Here are just a few examples:
Waterworld Aquatic Centre, Ridgehaven – CITY OF TEA TREE GULLY COUNCIL | Play & Go review
Marion Outdoor Pool with waterslides and super-fun water play | CITY OF MARION | Read more about it here
Splash Town Moonta Bay | DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE COPPER COAST | Read more about it here
Port Lincoln Leisure Centre | CITY OF PORT LINCOLN | Visit the website here
Roxby Downs Splashpad at Roxby Link | Roxby Downs | ROXBY COUNCIL | website
The Rex Barossa Aquatic & Fitness | Tanunda | BAROSSA COUNCIL | website
Murray Bridge Swimming Centre | Murray Bridge | RURAL CITY OF MURRAY BRIDGE | website
For more information about council services in your local area please visit the LGA website
If you are not sure what council you are in, just enter your suburb or postcode in the LGA council finder here to see your council website and the services they provide.
Download the free My Local Services app here and you’ll always have your local council information at your fingertips – playgrounds, bbq areas, website, phone, email, waste collection & more.
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: Play & Go; Mikey Moore; Murray Bridge Swimming Centre Facebook page
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