Tanunda Recreation Park Inclusive Playground | Review

Inclusive Playground at Tanunda Recreation Park

Hidden down a side street in Tanunda is a large, inclusive playground with equipment for every ability level, and facilities for all-day play or a quick stop while you’re in the Barossa Valley.

Review by Claire Davill

This playground is full of thoughtful designs and equipment so everyone can play. There’s a small “hill” featuring landscaped steps, winding paths, ropes, a bridge and a slide, and from here you can look over the rest of the playground and choose your way up or down.

Another great feature is the large dual flying fox, with one sit/stand on rope (with automatic brake so it doesn’t glide back down the line when someone isn’t sitting on it – saving many a trip down to collect it!), and one seated, harnessed flying fox for smaller children or those with mobility concerns.

There is an expansive area of flat soft fall for maximum accessibility, and a variety of swings to suit all abilities. This is the first time we’ve seen a ‘lounge’ swing, as well as a very supportive spinning chair. There is also a basket swing, regular swings and a fully accessible merry-go-round with seating. The merry-go-round is a little stiff and requires quite an effort to get moving, but this also means you are unlikely to spin too fast.

There are a few in-ground, accessible trampolines in the soft fall area too, both round and rectangular.

A large sand pit with water play features and some musical instruments are also included. The xylophone is lovely – it actually produces a really magical, melodic sound!

There is a table tennis table (you will need to bring your own paddles and balls) and some flat, lawned areas surrounding the playground. Picnic tables are dotted around the playground, as well as a large picnic shelter, barbeques, drinking fountain and fully accessible toilets.

playground toilets

Things to consider:

  • There is some natural shade from the large pine trees, but a lot of the playground is in full sun. You will need sunscreen and hats, and check the temperature of the slide before using.
  • The playground is partially fenced. There is fencing along Bilyara Road, Park Street, and the adjacent oval, but not along the section that borders the off-street car park.
  • There is an off-street car park accessible from Bilyara road.


Bilyara Road, Tanunda



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