Old Canal Park is a large and pretty park in the Suburb of Port Adelaide. What the park lacks in useful facilities it makes up in good looks, making it a great place to have a picnic, and a good place to relax and get back in touch with nature.
The park is a short walk from one of Port Adelaide's main shopping centres, where you'll find two supermarkets. Grab some food and cold drinks from the supermarket, so that they are fresh and still cool when you enjoy your picnic. There are no picnic benches at the park, so you're best to bring along a blanket, or just enjoy your food sitting straight on the grass. There are no barbecues at the park, so you won't be able to cook up any food here. If you did want a barbecue you should check out the Joyce Snadden Reserve instead.
There are some nice details that make this a park worth visiting. The park is surrounded by raised garden beds. Some featuring some lovely rose gardens that are in bloom in spring. The park is also scattered with small trees, and ornate lampposts to give it an elegant feel. The grass is well maintained, and that is one of the reasons that this makes such a good place to picnic.
Old Canal Park makes a good place to bring the kids along to if they're still a bit shaky on their bikes. There is a path that runs around the park that children can learn to ride on. These paths are surrounded with a small brick wall, and there are not roads too near the park, so it is a safe place for children to freely ride. You can also enjoy playing some ball games with the kids, there is plenty of open space where they can run around and have a kick of the footy or soccer ball.
There may not be a playground at Old Canal Park, and you won't find barbecues or toilets here, but this doesn't stop the park from being a lovely place to visit. There are nearby toilets at the Port Canal Shopping Centre, and you will find barbecues and playgrounds, at the nearby Joyce Snadden Reserve if you're looking for them. Old Canal Park is just a peaceful place to picnic or stroll.