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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 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 | 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 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 Playground | Hallett Cove

Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The 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 playground.

If […]

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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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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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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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Victoria Square, Kadina | Yorke Peninsula | Playground Review

Victoria Square, Kadina. Is this Yorke Peninsula’s best playground?
by Katrina Gogel
If you find yourself visiting the top of the Yorke Peninsula anytime soon be sure to make a pit stop at the Copper Coast town of Kadina, and visit the wonderful Victoria Square.
A green oasis in the heart of town, Victoria Square celebrates the history […]

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Point Turton Playspace

Upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace | Yorke Peninsula | Mar 2019

Point Turton Nature Playspace & Bike Track
After works throughout 2017 and 2018, the upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace is now open.
The Point Turton Progress Association Playground Committee approached the Yorke Peninsula Council in mid-2016 regarding an upgrade/redevelopment of the Point Turton Playground to incorporate natural playspaces and create a playground that is different to all […]

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Jubilee Way Reserve

Jubilee Way Reserve Playground | Wynn Vale

Jubilee Way Reserve was upgraded in 2019 with new playground equipment, toilets, shelter and barbecue facilities.
The 2019 upgrade was 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 […]

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Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground | Leabrook | Review

Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground Leabrook
Review by Susannah Marks 20 March 2019
We are excited that this brand new playground at Constable Hyde Memorial Garden is now finished and ready to be enjoyed.
Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground is just over the road from Woolworths Marryatville Kensington Road and is located right in the middle of Leabrook, Heathpool, Kensington Park […]

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Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground review by Susannah Marks

Soldiers Memorial Reserve | Victor Harbor Playground Review

Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground Review
Soldiers Memorial Reserve is a beautifully kept park with everything you could need for a fun family outing. Located by the seaside along The Esplanade at Victor Harbor, it’s a great spot for picnics or gatherings as there’s plenty of space and good facilities.
Review by Susannah Marks
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Heron Way Reserve Playground Hallett Cove

Heron Way Reserve Playground | Hallett Cove

Heron Way Reserve Playground – Hallett Cove
The major upgrade of Heron Way Reserve has taken place and is now open for play as of November 2018. It features a new playground, commemorative space, fitness equipment and picnic facilities. It is adjacent to Grand Central Avenue Reserve.
Most of the playground is under large shade sails, making […]

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Angus Neill Reserve Playground | Seacliff | Review

Angus Neill Reserve Playground Review
The new playground at Angus Neill Reserve, on The Esplanade in Seacliff was officially opened in September 2018, and our playground reviewers reckon this beautiful seaside park is well worth a visit.
Review by Susannah Marks
You’ll find Angus Neill Reserve just over the road from beautiful Seacliff Beach. It’s a gorgeous spot […]

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Roy Marten Reserve Playground | Taperoo | Review

Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide) is a fabulous play space for every age group.
The Roy Marten Playground is one of our top Adelaide playgrounds. It’s a must visit for locals, and if you happen to be in the Taperoo/Port Adelaide area. We think it’s worth visiting even if you don’t live […]

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground | Park Holme

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground 
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground was designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre) and is a place where children of […]

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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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Dora Gild Playground review by Susannah Marks

Dora Gild Playground Upgrade | Clarence Park | Playground Review May 2018

Dora Gild Playground upgrade
Playground review by Susannah Marks, May 2018
Dora Gild Playground is tucked away on a quiet street in Clarence Park. With plenty of street parking, and a range of play equipment for kids of all ages it’s a hidden treasure that is well loved by locals.
Since our last review of Dora Gild Playground there have […]

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Breakout Creek Reserve | Glengowrie | 2018 Upgrade

Breakout Creek Reserve in Glengowrie
Breakout Creek Reserve in Glengowrie, a local playground in the City of Marion, was recently upgraded in 2018.  The family friendly reserve features a mini bike circuit, nature play elements, a basket swing and a multi-station with a climbing wall, climbing net and slide.
The reserve also features established tress providing a shady […]

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Marshmallow Park Playspace Adelaide | Playground Review

Marshmallow Park Playspace | Review
by Susannah Marks
Adelaide’s Marshmallow Park, located on Glen Osmond Road, 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 […]

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Joe Wells Reserve | New Nature Play Space | Netley | Opened Feb 2018

The Joe Wells Reserve project in Netley is now complete and ready for play!
Located on Comet Avenue in Netley, the new look play space is the result of a collaboration between Climbing Tree, Dirtwork Landscapes, Netley Kindergarten and the City of West Torrens.  A little gem in the hidden back streets, the reserve features a collection […]

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Payneham Oval Playground Review

Payneham Oval Playground

Payneham Oval Playground
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 innovative and inclusive.
Set on the corner of […]

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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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Thalassa Park Playground Opening | City of Onkaparinga | Nov 2017

A $320,000 playground is set to be opened in Thalassa Park in Aberfoyle Park this month, ready for the summer school holidays.
The new playground will be nature play orientated with a tunnel slide, climbing logs, boardwalk and a significant bespoke item from Germany, all designed to keep the kids interested and engaged.

Thalassa Park and Gardens […]

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