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Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve, Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Upgrade | Sheidow Park | Opening 28 Aug 2022

[ August 28, 2022; ]
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve in Sheidow Park has undergone a $1.6 million dollar upgrade and will be officially opened to the public on Sunday 28 August 2022 by the Mayor of Marion, Kris Hanna and the South Australian Minister for Planning, the Hon Nick Champion MP.
You’ll get to enjoy a free sausage […]

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Bowker Oval Playground | North Brighton

Bowker Oval Playground in North Brighton – Review
By Claire Davill
Tucked away in the backstreets of North Brighton, this newly-installed playground has plenty to keep kids entertained – but the facilities surrounding the playground are what really makes it stand out.
Installed in July 2022, the Bowker Oval Playground features a variety of play equipment including plenty […]

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Rage Cage | Sport & Recreational Complex | Paralowie

Rage Cage – a Sport & Recreational Complex in Paralowie
The Rage Cage has opened at Fairbanks Drive Reserve in Paralowie in time for the last week of the July school holidays.
What is a Rage Cage?  It is an all ages, all-in-one permanent outdoor sport and recreational complex that is designed to incorporate a variety of […]

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Syd Jones Reserve Playground | Firle

Syd Jones Reserve Playground in Firle | Review
By Claire Davill
From hills and holes to bouncing and bouldering, Syd Jones Reserve playground is a hidden gem in the eastern suburbs.
Hidden away in a quiet residential area of Firle, Syd Jones Reserve playground has a lot to offer. The central play area contains a big climbing frame […]

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California Reserve Playground | Craigmore

California Reserve Playground in Craigmore – Review
By Claire Davill
California Reserve in Craigmore has undergone a massive upgrade, as part of the City of Playford’s Four Parks Project. There’s plenty to do here, from a fabulous playground to a basketball court, plenty of open lawn and exercise equipment.
The upgrade provides a variety of playground equipment to […]

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Burdell Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Downs | Review

Burdell Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Downs | Review
By Claire Davill
A quiet, picturesque playground with lots of climbing opportunities in the heart of the northern suburbs.
Burdell Reserve is a wonderfully quiet, shaded park that has recently undergone extensive upgrades as part of the City of Playford’s Four Parks Project. With lots of new play equipment, landscaping […]

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Davoren Park Playground | Mandeville Reserve | Review

Davoren Park Playground | Mandeville Reserve | Review
By Claire Davill
Tucked away in a residential area is this cute little park with a cute little playground, mural fence and a few facilities.
Mandeville Road Playground has been recently upgraded as part of the City of Playford’s Four Parks Project. Some new play equipment, landscaping and a picnic […]

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Symons & Symons Reserve | Community Park in Glenside

Symons & Symons Reserve in Glenside
A lovely little pocket of grass, picnic facilities and numerous sporting options for kids.
Tucked away on the corner of Conyngham Street and Cator Street in Glenside is Symons & Symons Reserve, a small space that fits in an impressive number of recreational facilities. Fully fenced with child lock gates, the reserve […]

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Capella Drive Reserve | Skate Park & Playground | Hallett Cove

Nannigai and Capella Reserves Precinct- New Skate Park, Playground & Bigger Car Park.
Construction work commenced in April 2021 on the new look skate park and bigger car park at Capella Reserve, Hallett Cove. 
Marion City Council will transform Nannigai and Capella Reserves over stages from 2020 – 2022 following endorsement on the Hallett Cove precinct plan in […]

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Glenside Park

Glenside Community Park & Playground | Review

Glenside Community Park and Playground Review
Glenside Park is a brand-new public space in Adelaide’s East, offering the whole community access to a variety of leisure and sporting opportunities.
The park opens up 1.5 hectares of tree-lined space with expansive grass areas, a brand new playground, sheltered picnic tables, exercise equipment and a basketball half-court. 
We checked out […]

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Lightsview Playground Adelaide

Lightsview Adventure Playground | Adelaide Review

Lightsview Adventure Playground 
Location: South Parkway, Lightsview
The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is spread over 1,000 sqm and is the final piece of the Lightsview wetland and park precinct. It’s an exciting new addition to the area for families with a great mix of nature play and modern aspects, and there’s […]

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub | Christies Downs

Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park and Morton Road Sports and Community Hub
The completion of the sprawling, family-friendly park at Christie Downs’ Morton Road Reserve is the latest construction milestone for the Sports and Community Hub.
This park was formally named on 19 October 2021 following community consultation. The Aboriginal name ‘Niipu-niipu Wama’ means ‘friendship park’ in the Kaurna […]

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Central Avenue Reserve

Central Avenue Reserve Playground | Hallett Cove

Central Avenue Reserve Playground at Hallett Cove
The playground at Central Avenue Reserve features a boxie climb with tunnel slide, climbing nets, pommel steppers, balancing bridge and a swinging rope. There’s also a 25-metre flying fox, water play, a sand digger, swings and a sandpit. Little ones might like the surrounding scooter and bike track, with […]

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Yanyarrie Reserve - Edwardstown

Yanyarrie Reserve Playground | Edwardstown

Yanyarrie Reserve, Edwardstown
As part of the City of Marion’s playground upgrades, Yanyarrie Reserve has a new $359,000 playground in 2021. Highlights of the new build include a basket swing suspended from a 4.5 metre high tower, a trike track, 3 on 3 basketball and netball court and kick ball on the lawn.

After resident consultation was […]

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Burnside Adventure Park Playground | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Burnside Adventure Playground
The Burnside Adventure Playground is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
{This review has been updated February 2021}
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer.  From swinging and […]

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Joslin Reserve Playground

Joslin Reserve Playground | Review

Joslin Reserve Playground
Joslin Reserve features a great little playground situated amongst open green space between Third and Fourth Avenues (Joslin is between St Peters and Royston Park in the council area of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters). The reserve also includes tennis courts and a basketball ring so it’s fantastic for older kids too.  The […]

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Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review | City of Marion

Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]

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Alpine Road Reserve Playground | Seacombe Heights

Alpine Road Reserve Playground Review
The Alpine Road Reserve was upgraded in 2020 and features exciting and innovative equipment, including a flying fox, swing, timber platform with slide, asphalt scooter and a bike pump track.
One of the main attractions at this playground is Marion’s first Ninja Warrior course which features a series of challenges for children […]

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Fremont Park Playspace Review | Elizabeth Park

Fremont Park Playground Review
Corner of Main North Road & Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
The new $2m Fremont Park Playspace is now open as of 21 August 2020. The playspace completes Stage 2 of the Fremont Park redevelopment by the City of Playford and is a welcome addition to this great community space.
Families can now enjoy the […]

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Barossa Adventure Station Playground | Angaston

[ July 4, 2020; 12:00 pm; ]  
New Family-Friendly Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston
The new Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston is to be opened on Saturday 4 July 2020. The family-friendly adventure facility features a one kilometre mountain bike trail, flying fox, accessible trampolines, bespoke tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles and serene picnic spaces.
The […]

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St Clair Skate Park | Woodville

St Clair Skate Park 
The St Clair Skate Park officially opened in June 2020.
Located in the St Clair Playspace Precinct, next door to St Clair Recreation Centre and The Brocas, the skate park features a mini Bondi bowl, flat bars, hips and ledges and fly out rails amongst other exciting additions for skateboards, bikes and scooters. […]

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Onkaparinga Valley Road Playgrounds | Adelaide Hills | Review

Four great playgrounds to visit along Onkaparinga Valley Road in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
Onkaparinga Valley Road is the main thoroughfare through the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Commencing at Verdun this busy road is the gateway to some of the best wineries and attractions in the Hills, but did you know it’s also home to four […]

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Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach
The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.
The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, something fun for different ages and has toilets. Apex Park which the playground is situated in was […]

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Exploring Marino | Marino Conservation Park & Bandon Terrace Reserve | Review

Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve 
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]

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Monash Playground

Monash Adventure Park | Riverland, SA | Playground Review

Monash Adventure Park – one of South Australia’s favourite family playgrounds.
by Katrina Gogel
A family day out in the Riverland must include a trip to Monash Adventure Park!
Developed by local Monash identity Grant Telfer in the 1960’s, the original adventure-style play equipment was a sight and an experience to behold. For some of the truly amazing […]

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St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace | Woodville

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace
St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace in Woodville opened in December 2019.
The St Clair Recreation Precinct has something for everyone of all ages including a skate park, basketball ring, BBQ facilities, table tennis and multiple play spaces.
Located next to the St Clair Recreation Centre (where there’s coffee), you’ll find a fantastic all-inclusive […]

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George Whittle Reserve | Prospect Skate Park Review

George Whittle Reserve / Prospect Skate Park
Review by Susannah Marks
George Whittle Reserve (aka Prospect Skate Park) features a basketball court, tennis court, skate park, BBQ area and play equipment. It’s been given a facelift recently (see images from JPE Design Studio below) with the park having its official open day this month (20 October 2019 […]

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Felixstow Reserve | Natural Playspace | Review

Felixstow Reserve
Review by Susannah Marks
The first thing that impressed me about Felixstow Reserve was the tranquility.  Not in a Bonnie Doon “how’s the serenity?” way, but because of the feeling of being miles from the city and in and amongst nature. It’s a really lovely spot for a wander, or a big gathering.
Felixstow Reserve was […]

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Pine Reserve Playground, Aberfoyle Park, Things to do with kids in Adelaide

Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

We’ve recently stumbled across an old gem – Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park
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 […]

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MJ McInerney Reserve Playground | West Croydon | Review

MJ McInerney Reserve at West Croydon – Review, July 2019
by Carla Caruso
Just in time for the winter hols, the new play space at MJ McInerney Reserve in West Croydon has opened – and it’s a corker. Those out north-west, rejoice!
The revamped playground offers something for every age range, interest and season, and it’s all FREE […]

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Jubilee Way Reserve

Jubilee Way Reserve Playground | Wynn Vale

Jubilee Way Reserve
New equipment, toilets, shelter and barbecue have been installed at Wynn Vale Jubilee Way Reserve.
The 2019 upgrade is thanks to a $150,000 from the Government of South Australia. Jubilee Reserve is a popular, well-used community area adjacent to the Jubilee Community Centre. This beautiful green space aligned with trees leading to Jubilee lake, is an […]

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St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review

St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review
Torrens Road, near the corner of Cheltenham Road, St Clair
The St Clair Playspace was built as part of the huge residential development on the former Cheltenham Racecourse site, and opened in August 2016.
It’s a fabulous playground catering to kids of different ages, and sits beside beautiful wetlands. However, there […]

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Roy Marten Reserve Playground | Taperoo | City of Port Adelaide Enfield | Review

Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide)
Military Road & Wandana Terrace, Taperoo (car park and entrance on Military Road)
Review by Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide and Play & Go Adelaide
The Roy Marten Reserve, near Port Adelaide, has just had a $3.7M redevelopment and the new play space has officially opened in August 2018. The […]

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East Terrace Glover Playground Review by Susannah Marks

East Terrace Glover Playground in Adelaide | Review

East Terrace Glover Playground Review
East Terrace & Wakefield Road, Adelaide | Ityamai-itpina Park 15
Our little playground testers were delighted to have a chance to try out the cool new playground equipment at Park 15 Glover Playground East Terrace. It’s officially open to the public now.
We think the City of Adelaide has done a great job […]

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Marshmallow Park Playspace Adelaide | Playground Review

Marshmallow Park Playspace | Review
Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
by Susannah Marks
Marshmallow Park underwent a major facelift in 2018 and the playground has plenty of great features to offer. 
Alongside the more traditional play elements like the swings and slide there are also some interactive nature play elements which are fun for all ages. Marshmallow Park is fully […]

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Payneham Oval Playground Review

Payneham Oval Playground | Adelaide Playgrounds | Review

Payneham Oval Playground
Another addition to the Adelaide playgrounds we love
This is one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide and if you haven’t discovered it, we think it’s well worth a trip. Kids of all ages will love Payneham Oval Playground – there’s heaps to keep them busy and the play equipment is designed to be […]

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Ridge Park | Open Space, Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation | Myrtle Bank | Review

Ridge Park Myrtle Bank
The City of Unley’s Ridge Park has everything you need for a fun family day outdoors. From fabulous play equipment and BBQ facilities to sport courts and wide open play spaces, this area is suitable for all ages.

At over five hectares, Ridge Park is home to a large oval, tennis and basketball/netball […]

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Semaphore Park Playground | Point Malcolm Reserve

Point Malcolm Reserve Playground
Point Malcolm Reserve playground on Military Road in Semaphore Park has play spaces designed for kids of all ages.
There are climbing frames with a double lookout below joined by a net crossing and big slide. Plus a huge flying fox, nature play areas and equipment for younger kids with some shade sails.

BBQ […]

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground | Review

 
Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground
This is a fabulous inclusive playspace set in a family-friendly reserve and a great spot for a day out.
Review by Susannah Marks
The City of Charles Sturt and WillPlay have come together to create this inclusive play space at Allenby Gardens Reserve. With custom-designed equipment by Willplay SA, this is their first wheelchair accessible play […]

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Avenue Road Reserve Playground Review by Susannah Marks

Avenue Road Reserve Cumberland Park | Playground Review

Avenue Road Reserve Cumberland Park – Playground Upgrade June 2017
The City of Mitcham’s fun playground upgrade means there’s something to interest all ages
Tucked away on a suburban street in Cumberland Park, this is a great place to go to let the kids run off steam. It’s a fabulous open space the whole family can enjoy and the […]

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