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Wayville Reserve

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published June 24th 2011
Wayville Reserve offers an outdoor retreat, right on the leafy Le Hunte Street. A location so close to the city, but with the charm of a suburban community park. Here you can find a playground, barbeque area, and the perfect place to set up a picnic.

Wayville Reserve


The reserve can be accessed from both the Le Hunte Street entrance, and from the small path off of Young Street. It operates as a dog exercise area between the hours of 5pm to 10am, but otherwise dogs must be kept on a leash and it is used primarily as a park and playground.

The playground features slides, swings, climbing frames, monkey bars, and plenty of other fun and exciting equipment for children. It is suitable for younger and older children, all of whom will be able to enjoy what is on offer. The play area is undercover, which means parents can feel at ease that their children can play in the shade during summer, creating less health concerns for sunburn or sunstroke. The playground also features a sculpture of some form of sea creature, which also acts as a water fountain that entertains children during warmer months.

Wayville Reserve Playground


A small bridge connects both parts of the reserve as it passes over the creek. The smaller, more secluded, section of the reserve is the perfect spot for a picnic or small family gathering. It is a very scenic spot, almost entirely surrounded by trees and plants it can be easy to forget you are so close to the city and showgrounds. As well as seating and shade this section also features barbeque facilities.

Barbeque and Picnic Area


The Wayville Reserve is located on a creek, and while adequate precautions are taken, parents must make sure they keep an eye on any children who may wander too close to the creek. This also means that any parents spending time in the more secluded section are unable to keep an eye on any children playing on the playground.

Overall the reserve is a fun spot for children, and a nice scenic picnic spot.
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Why? A fun playground and quiet picnic or barbeque spot
When: Anytime
Where: Le Hunte Street, Wayville
Cost: Free
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