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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

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 […]

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Roy Marten Reserve Playground | Taperoo | City of Port Adelaide Enfield | Review

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 […]

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground Now Open | Aug 2018

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 […]

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Marshmallow Park Playspace Adelaide | Playground Review

Marshmallow Park Playspace | Review
Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
by Susannah Marks
Marshmallow Park 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 Park is fully […]

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New Playground in Semaphore Park | Point Malcolm Reserve | Open Day 21 Oct 2017

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. […]

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Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground

Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground 
Morialta Playground “Mukanthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (map)
The playground promises to delight children with a design incorporating physical challenges, Aboriginal culture and native plants and animals. This play space is sure to be a favourite and makes Morialta Conservation Park a must visit destination for South […]

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Cobbler Creek Recreation Park New Playground & Pedler’s Paddock Bike Trails | Review

Cobbler Creek Playground Review
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park has had a huge revamp and as part of the $1M upgrade it includes a fabulous new playground and bike trails.
Corner of Bridge Rd & Smith Rd, Salisbury East (between Salisbury & Golden Grove) approx. 19 km north of Adelaide CBD.
At Play & Go we do not add […]

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North Adelaide Playground | Review

[ October 15, 2016; 10:30 am; ]
North Adelaide Playspace Review aka Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9) Playspace
by Susannah Marks
The North Adelaide Playspace is situated on the corner of Bundeys Road and MacKinnon Parade.  With a mixture of open space, landscaping, nature play elements, sensory play opportunities and some shady space to sit, it was a big hit with our children […]

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Jervois Street Reserve | New Playground at South Plympton | Review

 
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, […]

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Goolwa Nature Playground | Fun by the River | Playground Review

Goolwa Nature Playground Review
Bristow Smith Reserve | Barrage Road, Goolwa South
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written another fantastic review – this time for the great new Nature Playground down at Goolwa. See what they have to say here…….
Great, just great!
We have been to around 600 destinations […]

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Glenunga Hub | Water Play for Little Ones | Playground Review

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 […]

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Steamroller Park | Stirling

 
Steamroller Park in Stirling
Steamroller Park is a very popular playground near the entrance to Stirling’s main street after you exit the freeway.
Review by Catherine Leo
The fully-fenced playground is part of a larger, leafy corner park with a rotunda, park benches and BBQs. There’s also plenty of shops and cafes to grab a coffee nearby (try […]

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Princess Elizabeth Playground | South Terrace Adelaide | Review

Princess Elizabeth Playground
We have visited the upgraded Princess Elizabeth Playground a few times now, and we can easily say it deserves a place in our top parks and playgrounds list.
This is a modern playspace combining active, sensory and nature play opportunities. The Adelaide City Council hope the playground will become a place for children to […]

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Linear Park Reserve (Waterfall Creek) | Nature Play Space | Hallett Cove | Review

Linear Park Reserve Playground – (Waterfall Creek), Hallett Cove
The Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove was upgraded in 2014 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 some fabulous […]

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Hart’s Mill Playground | Fun at The Port

Hart’s Mill Playground
The Hart’s Mill precinct at Port Adelaide includes a fantastic fully-fenced play space with equipment for kids of all ages.
You can’t miss this brightly coloured modern play equipment in yellow, which is juxtaposed aside the historic Hart’s Mill buildings.

You’ll find reminders of the longest continuously serving flour mill in South Australia (which operated from […]

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Virginia Community Playground | A Little Gem in Virginia

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 […]

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APEX Park Hawthorndene | A Foothills Favourite | Review

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 […]

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Belair Adventure Playground | A Natural Wonderland | Review

Belair Adventure Playground | Belair National Park, Belair
by Catherine Leo
Surrounded by more than 800 hectares of bushland, the Belair National Park Adventure Playground is an active wonderland for kids of all ages.

 

The playground has an old-school feel, in a brilliant way. The colours blend in with the native vegetation surrounds and there’s some good old […]

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Princess Margaret Playground | A Black Forest Favourite | Review

Princess Margaret Playground |  Byron Rd & Canterbury Tce, Black Forest
by Catherine Leo
If your child is like mine and holds everyday things like trains, the postie, or a digger at work in high esteem then they will love coming to the Princess Margaret playground in Black Forest. Located next to railway tracks, you’ll have the […]

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North Haven Adventure Playground – Kardi Yarta

The Kardi Yarta playground is located on the eastern corner of Victoria Road and Pelican Point Road in Osborne , an area formerly referred to as “Lefevre Cultural Park”.  The project, designed by Defence SA and built by Renewal SA, was completed in 2013 and included consultation with Year 4 and 5 students at North […]

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Klemzig Recreation Reserve Playground | Review

Klemzig Recreation Reserve Adventure Playground
Corner of O.G. Road & North East Road, Klemzig
The Klemzig Recreation Reserve had a major transformation in 2014 and there is now a fabulous new adventure playground suitable for children of different ages and abilities. This major upgrade created a great play space but the one thing that everyone thought would […]

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Bush Magic Playground North Adelaide | An Oldie but a Goodie

Bush Magic Playground North Adelaide
The Bush Magic Playground in North Adelaide, just next to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, is a much loved playground.
Sure it’s not shiny and new, but it has great fun play equipment which is particularly suited to younger kids under five. We love it for this age group as it’s fully fenced.

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Adventure on South Terrace | Glover Playground Review

South Terrace Glover Playground | Review 2013
The South Terrace Glover Playground in Adelaide has recently had an upgrade. It gets a tick for being fully fenced already but now with some new equipment added, which is especially interesting for kids aged from about 7 years upwards (or agile younger kids) it is a great play […]

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Jubilee Park | Onkaparinga Wooden Fort Adventure Playground | Port Noarlunga

Jubilee Park, by the Onkaparinga River in Port Noarlunga, is without doubt, the best playground in the south of Adelaide.
A maze of wonderful wooden constructions consisting of multiple layers and levels for kids of all ages.  There is no limit to the imagination with this playground – play, climb, explore, hide, slide, swing…the fun and games are endless.
The […]

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Helicopter Park Glover Playground North Adelaide

Helicopter Park | North Adelaide | Review

Helicopter Park aka Glover Playground – Review
The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite.
Of course you will find a helicopter in the middle, which is one of the popular spots for the little ones.

There’s this little climbing frame with a little slide just right for toddlers.

And right […]

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Thorndon Park Reserve | Open Space & Shade | Review

Thorndon Park Reserve
Thorndon Park Reserve in Paradise is a huge park with much to offer. Set around the old reservoir you will find picturesque walking trails through the natural wetlands and you could take along bikes and scooters to roam around on too. There are plenty of ducks and other wildlife to spot.

The playground offers […]

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Bonython Park | Nature Activity Hub & Play Space | Playground Review

Bonython Playspace Playground Review
Bonython Park was officially opened on 16 December 2012 and is a hugely popular destination for families.  Conveniently located on the edge of the City, it also features a fabulous cafe and is surrounded by beautiful parklands.
Bonython Park is an all accessible playground situated along side the SAPOL Road Safety School ‘Learn to Ride’ […]

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Hazelwood Park | Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…

Hazelwood Park: Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…
Hazelwood Park Playground, set amongst towering Gum trees has been a popular play space for children of all ages since it was completed in September 2010.
My kids refer to this beloved place as the ‘Flying Fox’ park so no prizes for guessing what is one of […]

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St Kilda Adventure Playground | Castle, Slides, Flying Fox, Pirate Ship & More! | Review

St Kilda Adventure Playground – castle, slides, flying fox, pirate ship and more! In a word – impressive.
The award-winning adventure playground located at St Kilda definitely lives up to its reputation as a must-visit playground in South Australia.
It’s $3.55M upgrade in 2015 has been given the thumbs up by many families since it re-opened with […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground

Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Big Slide Playground

Dunstan Adventure Playground
There’s usually a major drawcard at a playground kids keep asking to return to, and at this one it’s pretty obvious….
The Biggest Playground Slide
EDITOR’S NOTE: Exciting new upgrade plans have been released with construction due to start in October 2022 – Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Concept Plans
The first thing you […]

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