The Quentin Kenihan play space is located in the beautiful surrounds of Rymill Park (Murlawirrapurka), in the eastern parklands.
Quentin Kenihan was an Adelaide legend known for his relentless advocacy for children with disabilities. He had a vision for an inclusive play space, where no child would be stopped from enjoying the fun and magic of play. His vision was brought to life by the Adelaide City Council and completed in early 2021.
Lots of the play equipment is designed to be inclusive of everyone. There's trampolines (including a wheelchair accessible trampoline), a merry-go-round (also wheelchair accessible) and an accessible giant sway-table.
There's all your usual swings and climbing frames and water play area but what's really new about this playground (in addition to all the accessible equipment) is a sound and sensory garden. Kids could start their own little playground band! Even I couldn't resist a go on the xylophone. It's all underlaid with bark chips and recycled rubber, making it especially safe for everyone.
Set against the lush green backdrop of the Rymill Park lake, this is an excellent spot for a picnic day out. It's got plenty of open grassy space with picnic tables, electric barbecues and fully accessible toilets and change facilities within its fenced area.
Accessible carparks are adjacent to the Adelaide Bowling Club off Dequetteville Terrace. More car parks are available along Rundle Road and Bartels Road. If you're using public transport, Adelaide Metro buses stop along both roads.
If you're looking for an updated and interesting new playground around Adelaide, then you need to head into town and give the Quentin Kenihan play space a go. Allow plenty of time because the kids will love it and you might have a hard time getting them out!