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 notice at the Dunstan Adventure Playground is the super-sized slide. Better suited to older children this downhill racing strip is not for the faint hearted. It’s been around for a long time so yes, it’s made of metal (if it was constructed of plastic, at this huge length, it would not have lasted). Be warned that on a hot day the slide gets, well – hot! We visit it in the cooler months, or in the warmer months, early in the morning or early evening.
Along with the slippery dip the big kids will also appreciate the rope tower, suspended wobble footbridge and a decent length old style flying fox.
There is quite a bit to play on here with a range of play equipment to suit all ages:
- climbing equipment
- various swings (including a baby swing)
- a swinging log
- monkey bars
- wobble horses; and more.
The playground overlooks the O’bahn rail so kids can also enjoy watching the buses zoom past as they travel in and out of the city.
The Creek & Ducks
You can explore down at the creek, and watch the ducks on the Torrens too.
Located on a steep hill, along the Linear Park trail and beside the River Torrens, makes this a playground requiring extra caution. As the name Adventure Playground suggests, parent supervision is always essential, but here even more so. There’s no fencing around the playground, or along the river, cyclists ride along the path below, and you can see from our pics, the hill is very steep. There are a few shady spots to relax in as well as a lawn area, numerous benches and a picnic area with tables and seats. Unfortunately there are no toilets available here.
You can get to this playground by parking on Winchester Street, either on the road or in the small car park, or by walking or riding along the bike track below. The playground can be seen from Stephens Terrace, but you’ll need to enter off Tenth Avenue if driving there.
Please note that there are no toilet facilities here.
Nearby is one of our favourite bakery cafes, St Peter’s Bakehouse & Coffee Shop (on the cnr of Stephen Tce & Seventh Avenue). You’ll find a huge selection of the best cakes and pies here as well as rolls, drinks and of course coffee.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the NPSP Council website.
What: Dunstan Adventure Playground
When: Every day
Where: Winchester Street, St Peters (see map)
Who: All ages
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