Tusmore Park | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review

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Tusmore Park features a Wading Pool, Playground, Creek and more.

Tusmore Park is a charming place to visit and is a firm favourite of ours.


Located in the City of Burnside, it is a picturesque spot with beautiful tall trees that offer shade; open grassy spaces; the creek; well maintained tennis courts; bbq and toilet facilities and the very popular wading pool.

tusmore park wading pool

tusmore park wading pool

Tusmore Park Playground

The playground at Tusmore Park is not a huge one and is not fenced, but has something for different ages. The climbing frame, slide, swings and spinning poles look down onto a paved maze and sandpit.

tusmore park wading pool

Kids love to run around, up and down the mound too.

tusmore park wading pool

Tusmore Park Wading Pool

The major drawcard of Tusmore though, is the wading pool which is generally open from October to February. The depth of the pool is 300mm and with the shade covering, makes it a very popular place to go with young children on a warm day. There is plenty of shade around the pool too thanks to large trees.

tusmore park wading pool

tusmore park wading pool

Safety Note:

However, please be aware that the pool is not supervised by lifeguards and the creek runs alongside it. Therefore careful supervision of little ones is always necessary as with anywhere there is water.

tusmore park wading pool

Tusmore Park’s Creek

When there is water running through the creek, kids absolutely love to wade through it, stepping over stones, playing and exploring. The photos directly above and below were taken a few years ago when we were lucky to have water running through it during summer.

tusmore park wading pool

The photos below were taken recently. Don’t worry though, because a dry creek bed can also offer different play opportunities. Climbing over the stones, sorting out rocks, building dams – they can have just as much fun. There are also many bridges throughout the park to cross over and explore under. Other Adelaide creeks to explore.

tusmore park wading pool

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For more information and all enquires please visit the City of Burnside website.

What:  Tusmore Park

When:  Anytime  | Wading Pool generally open October – February

Where:  Stirling Street, Tusmore Park | map | parking available along Kennaway Street, Stirling Street, Barr-Smith Street and Rivington Grove

Who:  Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: All photos by Play & Go


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5 Responses to “Tusmore Park | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review”

  1. May 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    We love love love Tusmore Park. The wading pool is the best thing in summer. The playground is nice too. We had many bbqs and picnics there and I’ve introduced many people to it that weren’t aware that it existed. But there is one downside to this gem, the toilets facilities are the worst that I have ever come across. I cringe when I have to take my daughter in there; they are rather repulsive. I only hope that they can be redone soon and then we can spend even more time there!

  2. October 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Is the wading pool open?

  3. October 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    We just checked again today (Friday 30 October 2015) and unfortunately it’s still not open yet.

  4. November 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    do we have to book to use the park at tusmore?

  5. November 23, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    No need to book – it’s first come basis if you are having a party there.

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