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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

Wombat Waterhole Playground in Hazelwood Park is a varied play space set amongst towering gum trees and includes fun features for all ages and abilities.
Review by Claire Davill
This long-time favourite playground has just had a refresh as of early 2024, with new soft fall and repaired/replaced circular play platforms. The refresh has helped maintain the […]

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Paradise Skate Park

Paradise Recreation Plaza | Skate Park & Playground | Review

Paradise Recreation Plaza 2023 Upgrade Review
The newly-upgraded skate park at Paradise now boasts a pump track, BMX track, parkour zone and lots of play equipment to keep kids busy and challenged in all sorts of ways.
Review by Claire Davill
The new play area sits between Darley Road (across from the Paradise Interchange) and the Torrens Linear […]

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Tanunda Recreation Park Inclusive Playground | Review

Inclusive Playground at Tanunda Recreation Park
Hidden down a side street in Tanunda is a large, inclusive playground with equipment for every ability level, and facilities for all-day play or a quick stop while you’re in the Barossa Valley.
Review by Claire Davill
This playground is full of thoughtful designs and equipment so everyone can play. There’s a […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Reveal

Dunstan Adventure Playground in St Peters has reopened after a major upgrade and still features a huge super-sized tunnel slide!
Review By Claire Davill
The upgraded Dunstan Adventure Playground is better than ever! A brand new, extra long slide, plenty of climbing ropes, water play area, large flying fox and big swings make this playground the perfect […]

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Golden Fields Adventure Playground

Golden Fields Reserve Adventure Playground | Golden Grove | Review

The new adventure playground at the extensive Golden Fields Reserve provides a jaw-dropping pair of climbing towers, the longest twisty slide we’ve seen, and lots of other equipment to challenge and entertain kids.
Review by Claire Davill
The two climbing towers dominate the playground, with four levels on each tower filled with climbing ropes and platforms. There […]

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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 […]

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Glenthorne National Park- Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Adventure Playground

Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Adventure Playground | O’Halloran Hill | Review

Discover the Ultimate Adventure at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta’s Amazing Nature Playground.
If you’re looking for a fun family day out then you’re going to love the new (and massive) adventure playground at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. It’s an absolute winner – for kids of all ages and abilities. There’s a lot […]

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Penfold Park Playground | Magill | Review

Penfold Park Playground Magill 
Review by Claire Davill
The upgrade of Penfold Park Playground in Magill has really enhanced this wonderful park in the foothills of Adelaide. This is a huge, semi-shaded playground where a variety of challenges awaits, and there are many facilities to make this park an all-day destination.
The new central climbing tower at Penfold Park […]

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Thorndon Park Playground & Reserve | Paradise

Thorndon Park – Hamilton Terrace, Paradise (City of Campbelltown)
This is one of the best playgrounds in Adelaide! The bird-themed designed play space of Thorndon Park is huge, has something for everyone, and is surrounded by facilities.
Reviw by Claire Davill
This playground has it all – swings, flying fox, trampolines, climbing, cubby tower lookout, water play, sand […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park Playground Review
By Claire Davill
Whether you’re making a short stop during a Riverland road trip, or staying at Waikerie for longer, the riverfront playground ticks all the boxes for play. From fully-fenced, fully-shaded equipment, to water play and nature play, plus ample picnic facilities and nearby toilets, there’s a lot on offer […]

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Point Malcolm Reserve Playground | Semaphore Park | Review

Point Malcolm Reserve Playground in Semaphore Park
Review by Claire Davill
Upgraded in 2017, Point Malcolm Reserve is a huge space with multiple playground areas, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas and there’s a wonderful beach just over the dunes.
Point Malcolm Reserve is located between Military Road and the beach at Semaphore Park, just south of Fort […]

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Capella Drive Reserve Playground & Skate Park – Hallett Cove l Review

Capella Drive Reserve in Hallett Cove Playground, Skate Park, Bike Track – Review
By Jo Parkinson
Calling all kids who love to skate, scoot and ride…  the newly upgraded Capella Drive Reserve Playground is now complete and ready to check out!
The City of Marion’s Capella Drive Reserve Playground in Adelaide’s south is the perfect place to go […]

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The Paddocks Adventure Playground | Para Hills West

The Paddocks Adventure Playground in Para Hills West
This playground offers plenty of equipment for kids of all ages and abilities, with huge play towers, water play, and a unique interactive code-breaking play pad.
Review by Claire Davill
Constructed as part of the Paddocks Masterplan, this is a large playground with lots to keep kids occupied. Nestled in […]

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Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve Playground with 2 Big Slides | Review

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve – Review 
This Aldinga playground is a great little stop for locals, if you happen to be in the Aldinga area, or like us, having a stay at Sellicks Beach. It’s one for slide lovers with 2 large slides plus a smaller one, a flying fox, tunnel, spinner, and hill to climb. […]

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Da Costa Reserve play space Glenelg East

Da Costa Reserve Playspace Redevelopment | Glenelg East | Opening Jun 2021

Da Costa Reserve Playspace Redevelopment
Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Da Costa Reserve play space at Glenelg East.
When completed, it’ll boast a flying fox, additional monkey bars and more opportunities for toddler play. The works are expected to be complete by the end of May.
The existing Da Costa Reserve Playspace equipment reached the […]

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Susan Wilson Memorial Playground | Beachport | South Australia | Apr 2021

  
Susan Wilson Memorial Playground at Beachport in South Australia
A new playground has recently opened at the coastal town of Beachport in South Australia’s South East. The new playground has a ship-based theme and includes new play equipment and landscaping.
The  Wattle Range Council is planning an official opening of the playground, however, visitors are already […]

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Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown

Crescent Reserve Playground | Edwardstown | Review

Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown | Review 
The Crescent Reserve in Edwardstown is a local playground that was upgraded in mid-2020.
Challenge yourself on the new multistation with a diversity of experiences to get to the top. Test your agility on the rope course and the rope tunnel known as the ‘Vortex’. Traditional play is also included with […]

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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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Burnside Adventure Park

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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Karoonda Playground | Opened 24 Dec 2020

[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground 
Karoonda Playground, located in the Murray Mallee, is a space-themed playground with an impressive 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower is the first of its kind in South Australia and one of only three in Australia.

It also features two tunnel slides ‘blackholes’, a lunar rover buggy, ‘space tether’ flying fox, orbiting carousel, […]

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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 $2m Fremont Park Playspace completes Stage 2 of the Fremont Park redevelopment by the City of Playford and is a welcome addition to this great community space.
Officially opened in August 2020, families can  enjoy the all-abilities aspects of the spacious playspace, with […]

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Nature Play Space & Mega Playground | The Domain, Millicent

Explore the Nature Play Space in The Domain at Millicent
The new nature play space next to the mega playground in The Domain at Millicent was officially opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on 31 July 2020. 
This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both […]

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace | Morphett Vale | Review

Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]

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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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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Riverland SA | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Review by Katrina Gogel
Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park has been designed to blend into its natural setting. There’s no colourful plastic equipment here – just beautiful wooden structures, steel water play stations and natural surfaces.
Situated in the riverfront reserve makes it easy to find, parking is aplenty and there’s […]

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Loxton Playground

Loxton Pioneer Playground | Riverland, South Australia | Review

Loxton Pioneer Playground – Riverland, South Australia
Playground Review
If you are in the Riverland, it’s worth making a stop at one of the best playgrounds in South Australia. In the little town of Loxton on the Murray River, you’ll find this gem – the Loxton Pioneer Playground, which was opened in February 2015.  It’s full of […]

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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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Keith Playground | Family Road Trip Stop When Driving Between Adelaide and Melbourne | Review

Keith Playground
The Adelaide to Melbourne drive is a long one with around eight hours of driving. However if you break it up with a few fun stops it’s actually a pretty good road trip for families.
One of the favourite stops along the way is the Keith Playground. The reason why? It’s because of this classic […]

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Bridgestone Reserve

Bridgestone Reserve | new reserve opened in Salisbury South | Mar 2017

  
Bridgestone Reserve, new reserve open in Salisbury South
Bridgestone Reserve in Salisbury South officially opened on 31 March 2017. Located on Frost Road, this is a significant new parkland, recreation and fitness playspace for everyone to enjoy.
The 6.8-hectare site located on Frost Road in Salisbury South was donated to the Salisbury community by Bridgestone following the cessation […]

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