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Bonython Playground

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Published March 10th 2013
One of the best playgrounds in Adelaide
Over the past few months, the Adelaide City Council has relocated and updated the Bonython Playground in Bonython Park. In doing this, they have turned a standard playground into something exciting and exhilarating for all.

The playground is set not far from the River Torrens, where the pleasant views are worth the visit to start with. This area is also known for its abundant bird-life, and bird-watchers can easily use the playground as a base for their observations.

Swimming Swans
Swimming Swans


Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet


The park is set up with families in mind. There are a large number of shelters with tables and benches, more tables and benches out in the open, and even some plain benches. There are also some barbecues available for use. It is set up beside the kiosk and toilets are not far away from the area.

Barbecue area
Barbecue area


Sheltered eating area
Sheltered eating area


As for the playground itself, it is a remarkable construct, catering for children of all ages.

For the younger children there are simple swings, a low slippery dip and some other little things, as well as a wide sand-pit.

Slippery dip and swings
Slippery dip and swings


Sand-pit
Sand-pit


There is an interesting water feature, with sluice gates, rotating water wheels and a river which kept the children at the park entertained, watching the water or, in the case of one young lad, watching a leaf make its way along the water-course.

Water feature
Water feature


Amongst the other equipment is a roundabout, set at ground level and even with seats, quite unlike any I have seen before, a flying fox, an elaborate climbing frame and a rotating cylinder, which - it must be said - I don't think I have ever seen in a playground before anywhere. A very impressive collection of equipment designed for hours of fun and play.

Roundabout
Roundabout


Rotating cylinder
Rotating cylinder


Overall, this is one of the best playgrounds we have found in Adelaide. A perfect way for a family to spend a day, with something for everyone.

Simply stunning.
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Why? Because it is an amazing playground and park
When: Any time
Where: End of Gaol Road, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Fantastic pics - can't wait to visit (my boy will LOVE the ROTATING CYLINDER)!!!
by Jenny Pickett (score: 3|1694) 2444 days ago
dose this place have a BBQ????
by olya1 (score: 0|2) 2314 days ago
Your article is great however some of the images show temporary fencing up for a music event rather than the open parkland space behind the playground and kiosk. The playground and toilet are wheelchair accessible, and the kiosk is open Fri, Saturday and Sunday and also school holidays.
by Natas (score: 0|2) 1697 days ago
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