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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THE WADING POOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – READ MORE HERE
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 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.
Kids love to run around, up and down the mound too.
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.
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’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.
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.
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