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Creswell Gardens

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published July 4th 2011
Creswell Gardens can be found right in front of Adelaide Oval. The tree covered gardens are a nice place to walk through and a fun place for kids.

The shady trees of Creswell make this the perfect spot if you're in the city on a warmer day. Put together a picnic and pick a tree to sit under. It is good for parents who worry about their children running around in the bright sunshine and getting burnt. You'll be able to be a bit more sun smart at Creswell. Kids will also love climbing all the trees.

There is still plenty of space for kids to run around at Creswell Gardens. Games like chasey are fun, with kids being able to weave in and out of the trees. Just watch what days you're going. When there are events at Adelaide oval it can get particularly busy. One of the nice features of Creswell Gardens is the fountain in the centre of the parks. While this is a frequent spot for ducks, it is still a nice sight. In the warmer weather you can enjoy a cool breeze off of the fountain.

Another interesting aspect is the memorial to Sir Ross Smith. He was an Australian pilot, who was the first man to fly from England to Australia. Smith went to school in Adelaide and is buried in the North Road Cemetery. Sir Ross Smith is an interesting historical figure from Adelaide, teach your kids more about him when you spy his statue.

This shady spot is a nice spot close to the city centre and the popular North Adelaide area. Head there for an escape from city bustle for a roam among the trees.
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Why? Shady garden perfect for playing chasey
When: Anytime
Where: War Memorial Road, North Adelaide
Cost: Free
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