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Mofflin Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Vale | Review

Mofflin Reserve Playground in Elizabeth Vale features a huge beehive-themed playground as the centrepiece of this extensive redevelopment.
Review by Claire Davill
Completed in January 2024, the transformation from paddock to large park has been incredible. There are facilities here to keep you occupied for the whole day, including a playground, nature play area, fitness zone, ball […]

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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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W H Holmes Reserve Playground | Rosslyn Park | Review

W H Holmes Reserve Playground in Rosslyn Park.
Tucked away in the middle of a leafy, green suburban block is a hidden playground with plenty to keep younger kids occupied.
Review by Claire Davill
W H Holmes Reserve occupies a large green space in the middle of a suburban block, with large, lawned areas stretching out to quiet […]

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Everard Park Reserve and Playground l Review

Everard Park Reserve and Playground
This park is a hidden gem, and it’s situated just off Anzac Highway.
Review by Jo Parkinson
The City of Unley’s Everard Park reserve and playground is a cute, clean, and well-maintained little park that has it all. It has excellent play equipment, lots of shade, BBQ facilities, and our two favourite things; […]

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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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Cleve Playspace, Skate Park & Pump Track | Eyre Peninsula

Adventure Playspace in Cleve, South Australia
Cleve has an impressive updated playspace with loads of equipment to entertain kids of all ages.  The main feature is the huge climbing tower featuring a tunnel slide, plus there are lots of extra climbing structures, swings and a hamster wheel.  Brightly coloured equipment along with natural elements make this […]

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Polonia Reserve Playground | Croydon Park | Review

Polonia Reserve Playground in Croydon Park
A huge, unique, soccer ball themed structure is the centrepiece in the recently upgraded Polonia Reserve playground, and it’s one of the best climbing structures we’ve ever seen.
Review by By Claire Davill
Polonia Reserve playground opened to much fanfare in August 2023, and the fanfare is well-deserved. This is a fantastically […]

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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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Hutchinson Park Playground | Norwood

Hutchinson Park Playground in Norwood
Review by Claire Davill
Tucked away down a quiet little side street, not far from The Parade, is a beautiful hidden park with a playground that packs a punch.

Hutchinson Park occupies the centre of a block in Norwood and can be accessed via Free Street or Bond Street. First Creek cuts through […]

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Valley Lake Playground | Mt Gambier

Valley Lake Playground in Mt Gambier
Review by Claire Davill
This playground in the Valley Lakes recreation area in Mt Gambier has everything – fully fenced, shaded, toilets nearby, barbeques and picnic shelters, and a huge variety of play equipment including a lot of accessible features.
Valley Lake is a crater lake near the famous Blue Lake in […]

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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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Robertson Street Reserve Traffic Education Park & Playground l Reynella l Review

Robertson Street Traffic Education Park in Reynella
Stop, look, listen… and go to Robertson Street Traffic Education Park! It’s the perfect place to teach young children about road rules and traffic safety.
Review by By Jo Parkinson
Tucked away in a quiet street in Reynella, south of Adelaide, the City of Onkaparinga have provided a miniature ‘road’ for […]

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Payneham Community Centre Playground | Review

Payneham Community Centre Playground Review
By Claire Davill
Tucked away behind the Payneham Community Centre building is a little playground that ticks all the boxes for toddler play. Fully fenced, fully shaded, toilets, picnic shelter and ample parking – and lots of equipment just right for little kids.

The Payneham Community Centre building sits on the corner of […]

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Oaklands Recreation Plaza | Oaklands Park

Oaklands Recreation Plaza
Oaklands Recreation Plaza has all the facilities to make it the perfect place to take the whole family and spend a few hours.
There is something to do for all ages at Oaklands Recreation Plaza.  Young riders can test their skills on the purpose-built roadway which is suitable for bikes, trikes and scooters.  Confident riders […]

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Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground | Sheidow Park

Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground in Sheidow Park – Review
by Brooke Hendry
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve in Sheidow Park is a great area for families, featuring two playgrounds – one for juniors and another for the more adventurous, plus a cute Enchanted Forest, a sports area with mini soccer goals, 3 on 3 basketball court and […]

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The Paddocks – New Adventure Playground | Para Hills West

New Adventure Playground at the Paddocks, Para Hills West
A fantastic new adventure playground has just opened at The Paddocks, Para Hills West. The new playground is part of the Paddocks Masterplan and features a splashtastic waterplay area, interactive nature playspace, and accessible play equipment.

Please note the playground is not fenced and there are currently no […]

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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 Themed Playground at Harbour Town Adelaide

Nature Themed Playground at Harbour Town Adelaide
Harbour Town’s nature themed playground opened in October 2021 and is the perfect spot for kids to stop and play after shopping at the premium outlet stores.
Suitable for all young adventurers, the playground is fully undercover, with toilets located nearby. Kids can explore the wooden climbing equipment complete with […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Glenelg Foreshore Playspace | Glenelg | Review

Glenelg Foreshore Playground Review
The foreshore of Glenelg has long been a place for visitors and locals alike to visit with the historical jetty, eateries and attractions, but the $1.3M Glenelg Foreshore Playspace installed in 2015 has given this area a new purpose. It’s a great place for families to stop and enjoy the atmosphere, and […]

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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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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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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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Kimba playground

Kimba Playground | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia | Review

Kimba playground – is this the best playground on the Eyre Peninsula? We think so!
by Katrina Gogel
After hearing great things about the newly upgraded, all-abilities playground in Kimba, we made sure to put it on our ‘must-see’ list when travelling the Eyre Peninsula recently.
And it did not disappoint!
The scale of this rural playground is impressive […]

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New Playspace at Prettejohn Gully Reserve | Para Hills | Sep 2020

New Playspace at PretteJohn Gully Reserve
A new playspace has been completed at PretteJohn Gully Reserve in Para Hills. The playspace is now open and features new play equipment including a a multi-play unit, activity box, musical equipment, talking tubes, carousel, two-person springer, sandpit and swings.
Wheelchair access to the colourful playspace is available from the Para […]

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