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Hazelwood Park

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 6th 2011
One of the largest parks in the Eastern Suburbs is Hazelwood Park, an oasis of fun where everyone can find something to do. This park boasts three playgrounds, the Burnside Swimming Centre, and gorgeous scenery. Take the kids here for somewhere that they can have hours of fun and you can spend the day.

The main playground at Hazelwood Park is unique, set apart from many other Adelaide parks. You will find so much more than your regular slides and swings. Climb the specially crafted slide mound and take your pick for which one you'll take down. The kids can race on the parallel flying foxes, or show off their skills on the many climbing frames.

One of the great aspects of the Hazelwood Park playground is the many swings, designed so that everyone can take part in the fun. There are toddler swings, normal swings, and swings designed for larger children who may not have the capacity to swing on a regular seat. Climb into the basket swing and have someone push you in all directions for some great fun. Perhaps the best swing is the variety wheelchair swing. Only to be operated by a person in a wheelchair and their carer, this means that many children will not have to miss out on having fun at the park just because they are restricted to a wheel chair.

The Burnside Swimming Centre makes this a great park to visit in summer. After you're done on the playground you can head into the centre to cool off and have a swim. Unfortunately in the months when the pool is closed there is no access to the playgrounds and barbecue facilities inside. Thankfully the main playground is the best in the park, and there are still barbecue facilities outside of the centre.

You can enjoy a nice stroll in the park, or let the kids run around with a game of footy. There are paths to walk, jog, or ride along, and so many lovely sights to take in. The park is set up well, so you'll enjoy setting up a picnic blanket on the well maintained lawns. If you'd rather a table you can also find plenty of these. The park is under the shade of giant gum trees, and kids will enjoy climbing over the old fallen logs that grace the park.

If you're looking for a park that is both lovely to look at and fun to play in, then Hazelwood Park is the place. It is well worth a visit even if you do have to drive a while to get there. Keep in mind that if you are wanting to use the swimming centre facilities that there are small charges for both singles and families.

For more parks and ovals in the area visit the Burnside City Council Website.
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Why? One of Adelaide's best playgrounds
When: Anytime
Where: Glynburn Road, Hazelwood Park
Cost: Free
My kids loved this park, we had a Christmas breakfast BBQ here with work and family. Lots of kids and lots of smiles. My 4.5yr old daughter said it was awesome and my 6yr old daughter was glued to the flying fox, she loved it!!!!
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