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Published September 5th 2012
Play with a Funnel Web here
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Linde Reserve and the Bridge Over Second Creek


Linde Reserve (also known as Dunstone Grove) is a pleasant park on Nelson St in Stepney.

The park was upgraded not long ago by demolishing a dingy toilet block, landscaping the area, upgrading the playground, and "naturalising" and enhancing the Second Creek environment which previously looked like a grotty open drain.

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The 'naturalised' Second Creek After Beautification


It is surrounded by several quaint old 19th century cottages and other buildings. In 2008 the local council attempted to demolish these, but vigorous protests by residents and heritage groups saw the council eventually back down.

The Reserve includes an area known as Matilda's Playground, commemorating Matilda Piper who set up one of the state's first private schools at Stepney in 1851. You will find a number of fantasy statues in that area.

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Cat Figure in Matilda's Playground


The playground at the northern edge of the site has a great range of climbing equipment that are guaranteed to keep youngsters hanging around for a while. The equipment is all on a rubberised surface to help minimise any hurt if kids fall over.

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The Appropriately Named Funnel Web


After the little ones have explored the Funnel Web, they can ride the Comet which reminds me a little of the old wooden merry go rounds that were in so many parks years ago.

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Ride a Comet


The Linde Reserve has car parking, toilets, seating and free electric barbeques. Even on a hot day there is plenty of shade, and seating is spread around the park. It's a top place to have a picnic with the kids, or meet with a few friends for a BBQ.

Other places of interest nearby:
The exciting Swing Bridge @ St Peters
Dunstan Adventure Playground for thrillseekers
Chilli Mojo is not far away, a great place to shop for Mexican or chilli related foods.
Maiz and Mezcal makes deliciously authentic Mexican food. Highly recommended.

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Why? New places to explore during school holidays are always welcome
When: Anytime
Where: Nelson St, Stepney, SA
Cost: Free
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I'm loving and grateful for all your input Dave, my friends from UK are going to have a ball in Adelide, thanks
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