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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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Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide
Water Play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses, get creative and keep cool at the same time. More and more playgrounds in recent years have been adding water play features like water pumps, fountains, sprinklers and buckets and playing with water […]

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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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New 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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Don’t Duck Out, Make It SAFE | Portable Pool Safety Campaign

Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
Making a splash with portable pool safety
South Australians are being reminded about the dangers of portable pools.
Young children can drown in only 3cm of water, and silently within just 20 seconds.
Parents and carers need to follow this important advice to help keep children safe over the […]

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Swings, Rides and Slides | Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia

Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia
South Australians are lucky to have a mild climate and lots of open space to enjoy local parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
South Australian councils maintain thousands of roads, footpaths, bike paths and cycling trails. They establish parks, gardens and playgrounds and provide other infrastructure to support their use […]

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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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Lightsview Playground Adelaide

Lightsview Adventure Playground | Adelaide Review

Lightsview Adventure Playground 
Location: South Parkway, Lightsview
The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is spread over 1,000 sqm and is the final piece of the Lightsview wetland and park precinct. It’s an exciting new addition to the area for families with a great mix of nature play and modern aspects, and there’s […]

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Central Avenue Reserve

Central Avenue Reserve Playground | Hallett Cove

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 […]

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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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Karoonda Playground | Opened 24 Dec 2020

[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground 
Karoonda Playground, located in the Murray Mallee, is a space-themed playground with an impressive 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower is the first of its kind in South Australia and one of only three in Australia.

It also features two tunnel slides ‘blackholes’, a lunar rover buggy, ‘space tether’ flying fox, orbiting carousel, […]

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Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground | Review

Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground
The Rymill Park playspace has had a complete upgrade and aims to be a fun space for children of all abilities to enjoy together. It has officially been opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had a life-long battle with brittle […]

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Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review | City of Marion

Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]

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The Grove Shopping Centre Playground Review | Golden Grove

The Grove Shopping Centre Playground – The Golden Way, Golden Grove
The Grove Shopping Centre has a great playspace which is a little different to what you would usually find at a shopping centre.
This was a great surprise to find this play equipment here. We happened to discover it while doing a quick shop for snacks […]

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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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GT Fisher Victor Harbor Foreshore Playground

GT Fisher Nature Playground Victor Harbor Foreshore – Train Park

George T Fisher Playground – Foreshore, Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor
The George T Fisher Nature Playground (also known as the GT Fisher Playground or the Train Park) has always been a popular one in Victor Harbor. After community consultation it was totally revamped into a nature playspace, which was completed in June 2019.
The playground is located […]

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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 – New Playground Now Open | Hallett Cove | Dec 2019

Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The new 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 […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Riverland SA | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Review by Katrina Gogel
Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park has been designed to blend into its natural setting. There’s no colourful plastic equipment here – just beautiful wooden structures, steel water play stations and natural surfaces.
Situated in the riverfront reserve makes it easy to find, parking is aplenty and there’s […]

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MJ McInerney Reserve Playground | West Croydon | Review

MJ McInerney Reserve at West Croydon – Review, July 2019
by Carla Caruso
Just in time for the winter hols, the new play space at MJ McInerney Reserve in West Croydon has opened – and it’s a corker. Those out north-west, rejoice!
The revamped playground offers something for every age range, interest and season, and it’s all FREE […]

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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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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 | 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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Payneham Oval Playground Review

Payneham Oval Playground | Adelaide Playgrounds | Review

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 […]

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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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Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review

Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground | Review

“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, […]

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Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve | Blackwood | Jun 2017

     
Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve in Blackwood
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 table and shelter at this park, however there […]

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Mildura Water Play Park | Playground Review 2017

Mildura Water Play Park Review
Hugh King Drive | Mildura Victoria
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written this review of Mildura Water Play Park – thanks for sharing with us.
We wish that this Water Play Park was in Adelaide!
A little while ago these beautiful Adelaide Triplets reviewed Mildura Water Park […]

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New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area

NEW Ramsay Place Nature Play Area | ‘Great Garden’ | Noarlunga

New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area, Noarlunga
Work is starting on a new ‘Great Garden’ nature play area at Ramsay Place in Noarlunga. The upgraded Ramsay Place Nature Play Area will include sculptural landscape features, stepping stones, a rain garden, two hill slides, and opportunities for water play.
Watch this space! The City of Onkaparinga Council expects the new […]

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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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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Review

Nature’s Playground at the Adelaide Zoo – Review
Adelaide Zoo is one of our favourite Play and Go places to visit, and for kids there’s also the fabulous Nature’s Playground to enjoy too.
As you enter the Zoo, the Nature’s Playground is only a short walk from the entrance – just head to the left towards the Reptile […]

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Playford Alive Town Park | Opens 14 June 2015

[ June 14, 2015; ]
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 […]

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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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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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Rymill Park Playground | Whizzing Fun

Rymill Park Playground
The popular playground in Rymill Park in Adelaide’s east parklands was revamped this year and is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been lately.
The range of new play equipment is suitable for children of all ages. There are things for the little ones to navigate as well as some interesting equipment to […]

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