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Orphanage Park | Millswood | Review

Orphanage Park | Millswood
by Catherine Leo
This popular, leafy playground just behind Tabor College on Goodwood Road is one of those real winners for all ages. “Everyone can have fun” said my 10 year old as he explored all corners of it, with his 3 & 8 year old brothers.
Some of the standout features for me […]

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Steamroller Park | Stirling | Review 2015

“Toddler space and big kids too”
a review by Catherine Leo
Steamroller Park is a very popular playground near the entrance to Stirling’s main street after you exit the freeway. The fully-fenced playground is part of a larger, leafy corner park with a rotunda, park benches and BBQs. There’s also plenty of shops and cafes to grab […]

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Waite Arboretum | Rustic Nature Play | Review

Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae 
Review by Catherine Leo
The Waite Arboretum is part of the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus in Urrbrae. It’s a wonderful spot to have a rambling walk with your youngsters of all ages and is open free to the public every day of the year except those of extreme fire danger.

Spread over 30 […]

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Virginia Community Playground | A Little Gem in Virginia

Virginia Community Playground, Virginia
by Catherine Leo
Strangely enough, this gem of a playground at Virginia (about 30kms north of the Adelaide CBD) is actually a big hit with two women – one who lives an hour south, one who lives an hour north! It has often been the brilliant half way meeting point to spend […]

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APEX Park Hawthorndene | A Foothills Favourite | Review

Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Drive, Hawthorndene
by Catherine Leo
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mitcham Hills parent who hasn’t spent hundreds of hours hanging around this leafy playground in Hawthorndene. Like me, you might have experienced going into a meditative state after the fifteenth minute of swinging your child as they happily overlook the area […]

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Belair Adventure Playground | A Natural Wonderland | Review

Belair Adventure Playground | Belair National Park, Belair
by Catherine Leo
Surrounded by more than 800 hectares of bushland, the Belair National Park Adventure Playground is an active wonderland for kids of all ages.

The playground has an old-school feel, in a brilliant way. The colours blend in with the native vegetation surrounds and there’s some good old […]

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Princess Margaret Playground | A Black Forest Favourite | Review

Princess Margaret Playground |  Byron Rd & Canterbury Tce, Black Forest
by Catherine Leo
If your child is like mine and holds everyday things like trains, the postie, or a digger at work in high esteem then they will love coming to the Princess Margaret playground in Black Forest. Located next to railway tracks, you’ll have the […]

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Dora Gild Playground – Clarence Park | Hidden Shady Treasure | Review

Dora Gild Playground |  Churchill Ave, Clarence Park
by Catherine Leo
Not being on a major road, the Dora Gild Playground in Clarence Park is a bit of a hidden treasure that is already incredibly popular with locals but may not be known by many other Adelaideans.
Editor’s note: Since this review there have been some changes to the […]

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