Any parent will know that all playgrounds are not created equal. A slide and a swing do not have the ability to entice excitement and imagination from children in the same way that a brilliant playground will. Smaller play areas might keep children entertained for a few minutes, but a well designed playground will keep them entertained for hours. So let us know where you've had the best playground experience, because we're looking for Adelaide's best playground.
One of Two Playgrounds at the Unley Oval
The Saint Kilda Adventure Playground is probably one of the biggest playgrounds in all of Adelaide, and the sprawling playground offers many fun activities for the kids. They can get in line, with a towel in hand, to try going down the huge slides, or head over and explore the giant castle, the flying fox, or the other fun but smaller slides. There is equipment everywhere, and while this place is always packed there is room for everyone to be able to enjoy themselves. This can be a great place for your kids to meet and interact with other children, and it also has some nice barbecue and picnic areas for the adults to enjoy. It is definitely a popular pick of Adelaide's playgrounds.
Another adventure playground on the other side of town is the Onkaparinga Adventure Playground. While it isn't as large as the Saint Kilda Playground, it is still loads of fun. There is a giant wooden castle for children to explore, as well as a smaller version specially designed for younger children not quite so keen on the large structures. Recently they have added a new bright addition to the playground, adding even more fun equipment. There are good facilities here, and it is a great spot for family gatherings that the kids will enjoy.
The Onkaparinga Adventure Playground
Bindarra Reserve in Brighton has to be mentioned, just because it provides a fun playground that all children can enjoy. There is a ramp leading up to the main platform, so that children in wheelchairs or walkers can still have fun, and all walkways are widened so that they can experience it all. The playground is also raised slightly higher than most playgrounds, so that wheelchairs can also fit underneath where there are more fun activities. There are not many playgrounds in Adelaide that take into account children who may be unable to use traditional equipment, so Bindarra Reserve is definitely very worthy of the title.
Perhaps one of the most picturesque playgrounds is the one found at Hazelwood Park. Set amongst the stunning tall trees this is a fun playground with slides build into hills, large tire swings, and even a special wheel chair swing. It makes a really lovely place to have a picnic or a barbecue, so parents and kids will enjoy the visit here. Here you'll find some unusual equipment, and fun for everyone.
Part of Hazelwood Park Playground
So which Adelaide playground is really the best? It could be the one that brings back the most childhood memories, or the place where your kids always have the most fun. We've got our share of tired old playgrounds, but we've also got so many brilliant ones that deserve recognition. We want your opinion on Adelaide's best playground.
Love Hazelwood Park playground. Orphanage Park on Goodwood Road is fantastic too
By Anonymous Saturday, 5th of November @ 10:25 am
Huge fan of Apex Park in Hawthorndene.....
By Rmazu - reader Monday, 12th of September @ 12:17 am
The Fort at Pt Norlunga is a huge fort made out of wood. Will entertaiin kids and adults alike for hours. Good picnic area and bbq facilities. Fort is fenced in and there is a section for even the smallest adventurer.
By Anonymous Saturday, 12th of November @ 11:05 pm
atlantis drive, golden grove
By Anonymous Friday, 13th of April @ 02:08 am
Thanks for that!St kilda is defiantely a favourite of mine! Haven't visited the other parks you listed but they look great!
By Anonymous Friday, 9th of September @ 11:28 am
By Anonymous Saturday, 24th of March @ 09:07 am
St Kilda, Adelaide
By Anonymous Monday, 23rd of April @ 07:10 am
Best playground is not in Adelaide, but not far away! it is in Kapunda the Lion's Club has provided a brilliant playground with a variety of equipment for young and older children. exciting and challenging. it is fenced and extremely well maintained.
By Anonymous Saturday, 5th of May @ 11:13 am
My family goes to St Kilda Playgorund all teh time as the kids love it. However, during summer, snakes come out and on still days the mozzies eat you alive. But the kids love it.
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By kdog1 - reader Saturday, 1st of June @ 09:49 am
You can't go past the adventure playground in Belair National Park. My kids have spent hours playing around there.
By shell - reader Friday, 30th of August @ 05:25 am
I reckon that Sant Kildare playground is the best and I am a child there is so much to do that you are entertained for hours on end an even my parents are on it for hours on end
By elain - reader Wednesday, 15th of July @ 11:56 pm
By Anonymous Sunday, 29th of July @ 07:02 am
Oaklands Estate reserve in marion next to driving centre on oaklands road is beautiful park centrally located and great area for kids to run around and play with barbeque and other facilities.
By lee.s - reader Saturday, 11th of August @ 05:01 am
By Jabelle - reader Tuesday, 6th of May @ 06:01 am
Maslin beach has a beautiful playground, two areas sea and land.
By Frances - reader Tuesday, 17th of November @ 07:51 pm
While councils have to absorb the cost of maintaining toilets, playgroumds would be used a lot more if there was some available especially where there is coin operated BBQs
By r.eng - reader Thursday, 29th of December @ 07:16 am
The Morialta playground is also fabulous, with not only a great range of things for the kids to play on and in, but also the creek running by which has its own attractions!