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 […]
Glenelg Foreshore Playground Review
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach
The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.
The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, something fun for different ages and has toilets. Apex Park which the playground is situated in was […]
Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide)
Military Road & Wandana Terrace, Taperoo (car park and entrance on Military Road)
Review by Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide and Play & Go Adelaide
The Roy Marten Reserve, near Port Adelaide, has just had a $3.7M redevelopment and the new play space has officially opened in August 2018. The […]
City of Marion’s newest playspace – Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground – is officially open
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been 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 […]
Fraser Reserve, Myrtle Bank
A splash of green in the quiet suburban streets of Myrtle Bank, Fraser Reserve is a pleasant place to relax with your small people. It’s right in between Portrush Road and Cross Road, and unless you’re a local, or you were driving through Myrtle Bank you’d never know it was there. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Payneham Oval Playground
Another addition to the Adelaide playgrounds we love
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 […]
Ridge Park Myrtle Bank
The City of Unley’s Ridge Park has everything you need for a fun family day outdoors. From fabulous play equipment and BBQ facilities to sport courts and wide open play spaces, this area is suitable for all ages.
At over five hectares, Ridge Park is home to a large oval, tennis and basketball/netball […]
Another New Playground for Adelaide Families – Semaphore Park’s Newest Playground Opens
The upgrade to Point Malcolm Reserve playground on Military Road has been completed and it looks fantastic. There are play spaces designed for kids of all ages.
There are these climbing frames with a double lookout below joined by a net crossing and big slide. […]
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 […]
Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground
Looking for some green space and a safe, fenced playground for your little ones? Dunstone Grove (also known as Linde Reserve) is a fabulous destination.
Review by Susannah Marks
Just over the road from the Avenues Shopping Centre in Stepney, Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve has something to interest kids of all ages from toddlers […]
“Enchanted Garden” Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Shortlisted for the first ever “Australia’s Best Playground” competition this is a beautiful playground with an Enchanted Garden theme and plenty of nature play opportunities. Our playground testers give it the big thumbs-up so if you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s fun for kids of all ages, […]
The Gums Reserve Tranmere Review
What a great park for a BBQ or a picnic with friends. The many Gum trees providing shade over this expansive reserve make it an ideal spot for a hot summer’s day. With plenty of room for everyone The Gums Reserve is a good place to come and let off some steam.
Our kids […]
Barrans Reserve toddler nature play and adventure play area – NEW as at June 2017
Mitcham has a fabulous new toddler playground! Review by Susannah Marks
We went to check out the new nature play and adventure play area that has just been completed at Barrans Reserve in Mitcham. Designed to complement the existing play equipment for bigger kids, […]
The recently completed Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve in Blackwood has opened to the public.
This nature play reserve has some challenging equipment for all ages including a water play area and sandpit, slide and swings, carved lazy kangaroo, and giant gumnuts. It is set in the beautiful natural setting of Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve.
Note: There is a picnic […]
Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground and Fix Specialty Coffee Review
Kids will love the fire engine, motorbikes and half basketball court at Twelftree Reserve, and parents will be pleased to know that great coffee is not too far away.
It’s not often we stumble across a playground that will appeal to both toddlers and bigger kids. Twelftree Reserve […]
Sitters Memorial Drive Playground Review
For kids who love to climb this playground is worth a visit.
We found ourselves in Burnside one afternoon with plenty of energy to burn, and we put this playground to the test, having heard it was a lot of fun for keen climbers.
The kids leapt out of the car and raced over […]
Review of Katherine Street Reserve Playground, Fullarton
Katherine Street Reserve in Fullarton opened last year – to the delight of the local community.
Review by Susannah Marks
A newly constructed playground, Katherine Street Reserve has been designed to combine nature play elements with the more ‘expected’ playground structures, and to create a space for the whole community. There […]
James Coke Park, Norwood | Review
James Coke Park behind Norwood Mall is one of our top picks for playgrounds in Adelaide for toddlers and little kids.
The biggest drawcard for us is that it’s fully fenced. It’s also nice and close to important amenities – like supermarkets for last-minute snacks or impromptu lunches, and cafes for […]
Review of Ramage Street Park aka Morrie Harrell Playground
Review by Susannah Marks
Ramage Street Park (aka Morrie Harrell Playground) in Unley is a bit of a find – especially for those who love ride-on toys!
Tucked away on a quiet suburban street you’d have no idea this little gem of a playground was so close to Unley’s […]
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 […]
Cruickshank Reserve Playground Review
A lovely shady park with plenty to do for children of all ages.
Nestled in a lovely leafy intersection in Maylands is Cruickshank Reserve. It’s on the corner of Clifton and Phillis Street, just across from the Maylands Hotel. The Cruickshank Reserve playground has always been a favourite of ours due to the range […]
Tea Tree Gully’s New Civic Park Playground is Now Open
Editors note: TTG council has listened to the feedback from families since the playground opened. You asked, they’re delivering. Additional funds have been allocated towards shade sails for the playground. The playground is currently closed for works and will reopen on Friday 19 May 2017.
The City of […]
The Jervois Street Reserve in South Plympton is now open for play.
After two years of community consultation with local residents, schools and other community groups, the City of Marion are proud to showcase this new park and playground.
A quick look at what you’ll find here:
Toddler/Junior nature based playground (0-5 years): fully fenced, sand play, […]
An afternoon at the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and an adventure along the Heysen Trail
If you are looking for a free, enjoyable activity which gets the kids outdoors exploring for a couple of hours in the Adelaide Hills, then stop at the Bridgewater Mill.
The Bridgewater Playground
The playground has just undergone a transformation which was completed in […]
Glenunga Hub Playground Review
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have given the newly refurbished play space at the Glenunga Hub, a thumbs up for little ones. They have recently reviewed this new playground and shared their thoughts below. Play & Go have also visited the play space […]
Orphanage Park | Millswood
by Catherine Leo
This popular, leafy playground just behind Tabor College on Goodwood Road is one of those real winners for all ages. “Everyone can have fun” said my 10 year old as he explored all corners of it, with his 3 & 8 year old brothers.
Some of the standout features for me […]
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Playford Alive’s new Town Park officially opens today, Sunday June 14th 2015.
The Town Park is Playford Alive’s heart and meeting place. Located in the Town Centre, it is close to community, retail and educational facilities. The park will be a place where families and friends can come together and celebrate their culture – a space within […]
Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove
The Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove has recently undergone an upgrade to create a wonderful, natural play space.
Located on Slade Crescent within Linear Park Reserve, this area is a wonderful spot to set off exploring amongst the trees and rocks.
Nature play elements
The new playground includes […]
Victoria Park Fitness Trails
Along the Park Lands Trail in the north west area of Victoria Park, a short stroll from Hutt Street, is a linear fitness trail numbered from 1 to 8 incorporating multiple exercise elements. From sit ups to hurdles, the ‘Sweat Course’ has permanent outdoor fixtures suitable for a range of abilities and […]
Denis Morrissey Park
Denis Morrissey Park has something for everyone – play equipment, walking trail, large open space, a creek to explore and a fabulous dog park for the family hound to have a play too.
Located in Hectorville, this area is part of the Torrens Catchment and Fourth Creek Trail. Clean and well maintained, there is […]
Virginia Community Playground, Virginia
by Catherine Leo
Strangely enough, this gem of a playground at Virginia (about 30kms north of the Adelaide CBD) is actually a big hit with two women – one who lives an hour south, one who lives an hour north! It has often been the brilliant half way meeting point to spend […]
Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Drive, Hawthorndene
by Catherine Leo
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mitcham Hills parent who hasn’t spent hundreds of hours hanging around this leafy playground in Hawthorndene. Like me, you might have experienced going into a meditative state after the fifteenth minute of swinging your child as they happily overlook the area […]
Campbelltown Skate Park
The Campbelltown Skate Park on Darley Road in Paradise is a popular spot for playing on wheels. After trying out a few skate parks my five year old declares this one his favourite at the moment.
The Campbelltown City Council website rates it for intermediate users. It’s popular for scooters, skateboards and bikes.
It’s a […]