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Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide

Crescent Reserve Playground, Edwardstown
Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide
It’s always nice to have an area dedicated to resting and having something to eat or drink in the shade (especially for the adults).
Sometimes the kids want to play at the playground for hours on end and all that playing can make the little ones hungry! These […]

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Lobethal Bushland Park Playground

Lobethal Bushland Park Playground | Adelaide Hills | Review

Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground – New Play Space Review
by Katrina Gogel
The new play space at Lobethal Bushland Park has been completed and is open to the public as of February 2022.
The upgrade introduced gentle equipment and sensory play for smaller children of all abilities, a new family BBQ area (with a gorgeous view), and […]

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Greenglade Dinosaur Playground

Greenglade Dinosaur Playground | Paradise | Review

Greenglade Playground – Review
Greenglade playground is a small, shaded playground hidden along the Torrens Linear Park at Paradise with a BIG drawcard – a large, sleeping dragon/dinosaur that kids can climb on and through!
by Claire Davill
The dragon/dinosaur (we still can’t agree on which it is) is definitely the main drawcard for this playground, but it […]

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Drage Reserve Riverview Playground

Drage Reserve Riverview Playground | Felixstow | Review

Drage Reserve Riverview Playground – Review
Drage Reserve Playground, located in the inner north-eastern suburbs along the Torrens Linear Park in Felixstow, is a fantastic playground for all ages and abilities.
by Claire Davill
Drage Reserve Riverview Playground underwent an upgrade in 2019, designed with children of all ages and abilities in mind.  There is a wheelchair and […]

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Tusmore Park | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review

Tusmore Park Wading Pool Now Open
The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love this park. What a fabulous upgrade this is with some great new features which make it bigger and better as well as safer and more fun. The wading pool has re-opened as of 15 […]

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New Nature Play Space & Kaurna Reflection Area | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022.  The impressive new play space with nature play features […]

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Hamilton Reserve - Vale Park

Hamilton Reserve Hidden Code Playground | Vale Park | Review

Hamilton Reserve, Vale Park – Playground with a Secret Message
The upgrade of Hamilton Reserve in Vale Park is now open with a fabulous family friendly playspace. Where there used to just be a (dead) grassy area with big trees right next to the Linear Park Trail, there is now grass you can actually play on […]

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Freedom Park Two Wells

New Freedom Park Sensory & Nature Playground at Two Wells | Nov 2021

Freedom Park at Two Wells 
South Australian families can now experience best practice in nature and sensory play at the state’s newest playground which has opened in the northern suburbs.
The new playground, Freedom Park, within Liberty at Two Wells is the latest milestone in a $1.2 billion residential precinct that is creating over 3,000 new homes […]

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The Leckie Playground at Mount Torrens | Adelaide Hills | Review

Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
Suitable […]

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New Playground | Harrogate Recreation Reserve | Adelaide Hills | 2021

New Playground at Harrogate Recreation Reserve in the Adelaide Hills
Harrogate Recreational Reserve now has a new playground, toilets and walking tracks thanks to a $140k investment from the local council. Harrogate is located in the Adelaide Hills, about 15 minutes drive East of woodside and is a stunning part of the hills to explore.

The area was […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace

Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | Review

Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]

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Glenside Park

Glenside Park New Playground | Review

Glenside Park | 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 the playspace […]

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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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Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace

Nature Playspace | Wittunga Botanic Garden

[ April 13, 2021; ]
Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace – Review 
Wittunga Botanic Garden’s nature playspace is a fabulous space that provides a unique place to play in a glorious botanical setting.
It was opened in April 2021 and designed with the aim to be a fun way for children to learn about the environment and build strong connections with nature. […]

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beachport playground

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

New Central Avenue Reserve Playground at Hallett Cove Officially Open
The new playground at Central Avenue Reserve has officially opened. The playground 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 […]

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Brooklyn Drive Reserve playground Hallett Cove

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove | Review

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove
A new little community playground by City of Marion has opened February 2021.
The $111,750 upgrade features a giant wooden teepee climbing frame with net and slide, monkey bars, a cute play kitchen, two swings (including a baby swing) and balance logs.
There is a shaded picnic table plus a hand ball […]

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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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Point Turton Nature Playspace and bike track

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]

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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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wittunga botanic garden

Wittunga Botanic Garden New Nature Play Space | Mar 2021

Wittunga Botanic Garden – New Nature Play Space
Wittunga Botanic Garden is building a new nature play space set to open in March 2021. 
Children and their carers will soon have an exciting new reason to visit Wittunga Botanic Garden, with a unique play space starting construction in January 2021. The play space will be a fun way […]

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Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace

Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace | Brighton Oval | Opened Dec 2020

Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace
A great addition to the Brighton Oval precinct is a new playground, which opened to the public in December. 
The Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace is located in the centre of the precinct so it’s easily accessible from the three new community buildings. It includes colourful play equipment with landscaping and shade sails over […]

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wigley reserve glenelg playground

Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg | Review

Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]

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fremont park playground

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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domain millicent playground

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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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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wilfred taylor playground

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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wildflower park at two wells

Wildflower Park | New Playground at Eden at Two Wells | Jun 2020

New Wildflower Park at EDEN at Two Wells
An empty paddock in Two Wells has been transformed into a $1 million playground and is now open. 
Wildflower Park’s design is entrenched in modern principles around young children’s education through play, a need for open space nature learnings and fun, and embracing increased community use of walking trails […]

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kurangga BMX bike track

Kurangga Park BMX Track | Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… days)!  If you have a child who loves to ride their bike and is quite a confident rider […]

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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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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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shamrock road reserve

Shamrock Road Reserve – New Playground Now Open | Hallett Cove | Dec 2019

Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The new playground at Shamrock Road Reserve, Hallett Cove officially opened in December 2019.
The Shamrock Road Reserve upgrade was constructed as a ‘neighbourhood playground’ with new features including water play, nature play, a basket swing, a tunnel slide and talking tubes – allowing kids to share secrets across the […]

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St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace Now Open | Woodville | Dec 2019

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace
St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace in Woodville opened in December 2019 and it looks fantastic. 
Located next to the St Clair Recreation Centre (where there’s coffee), you’ll find a fantastic all-inclusive playground with equipment for all ages and abilities. The kids will love splashing about in the nature play areas, climbing the […]

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Mitchell Park Oval Playground

[ October 15, 2019; 11:00 am; ]
Mitchell Park Oval Playground
The Mitchell Park Oval Playground was upgraded in 2019. Mitchell Park Oval Playground in The City of Marion is classified as a neighbourhood reserve and the work completed included:

New play structures- Combo Swing, Embankment Slide, Trampolines, Timber Climbing Structure and various nature play elements
Shelter
Picnic setting
Landscaping
Pathways
Drinking Fountain […]

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Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

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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Heywood Park Adelaide Ninja Playground

Heywood Park Ninja Obstacle Course – A Playground for Older Kids | Review

[ October 3, 2019 to October 31, 2019. ]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Review
A unique playground designed for older kids which offers challenging fun.
Heywood Park’s new Ninja Playspace which opened on 26 September 2019 is an obstacle course specifically designed for older kids around 10 to 14 years of age. The idea for the Ninja obstacle course came from local resident Rebecca and her […]

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Port Germein Jetty SA

Walk the Longest Jetty in South Australia | Port Germein | Review

Port Germein is a small seaside town that boasts a big attraction- the longest jetty in South Australia!
by Katrina Gogel
Located at the top of the Spencer Gulf with the Southern Flinders Ranges as its backdrop, the quiet coastal town of Port Germein is a popular holiday destination and stopover for tourists. In recent years on […]

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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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