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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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Belair National Park Adventure Playground | Review

Belair National Park Adventure Playground Review
Review by Claire Davill
The Adventure Playground in Belair National Park is an oldie but a goodie, with plenty of old-school play equipment and space to run, ride and explore. The equipment is showing its age but has obviously stood the test of time and still provides plenty of adventure for […]

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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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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!
Review by Claire Davill
The dragon/dinosaur (we still can’t agree on which it is) is definitely the main drawcard for this playground, but […]

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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 | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool
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.

Located in the City of Burnside, Tusmore Park is a picturesque […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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 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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