Gather the family and prepare for adventure! Pack your compass, pull on your thinking caps and put away the screens because the city’s playspaces are calling you to explore.
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to ten unique playspaces where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities to have fun and be challenged. Take a look at what makes each playspace unique and you’ll never again be stuck for ways to entertain the kids on the weekend!
The playspace within the Bonython Activity Hub is larger than life and as popular with parents as it is with kids! The playspace has been specially designed to be accessible to children with hearing, vision and mobility impairments. The nearby Road Safety Centre is a fun opportunity for young cyclists to learn road and traffic safety.
Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27), off Port road near Adelaide Gaol
Unique play: Twin 25m flying fox, water play equipment, huge mouse wheel, accessible merry-go-round, domed climbing frame
Traditional play: Big swing, slide, hammock
Facilities: Not fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ and toilets.
When it comes to play experiences, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Pityarilla Activity Hub. Adventurous kids can roam wild in the nature play of the Oxbow Playspace, hop cross the rocks of the renewed creek bed, and then skip into Marshmallow Playspace.for water play and a slide.
Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19), off northern end of Glen Osmond Road
Unique play: Marshmallow – water play, wooden climbing frame. Oxbow – Large wooden climbing frame, boulder island and stepping stones
Traditional play: Marshmallow - long and small swings, big slide, sandpit
Facilities: Marshmallow only fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. Accessible BBQs and toilets. Half basketball court and tennis court.
The kooky angles and curves of this playspace may make you feel like you’re in a Seuss book. There are plenty of structures and spaces that give little ones an opportunity to use their big imagination.
King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina (Park 15), corner of East Terrace and Wakefield Street
Unique play: In-ground trampolines, wooden play structure
Traditional play: Small and big swings, slide, climbing nets, curved monkey bars
Facilities: Fully fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ facilities. Half basketball court.
Nature reigns supreme in this pocket of North Adelaide. The equipment has been constructed almost entirely of wood - encouraging nature play by kids and perhaps evoking nostalgia in parents.
Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9) – Off MacKinnon Parade
Unique play: Wooden play structures and equipment, climbing rocks, pocket orchard
Traditional play: Slides, big swing, sandpit
Facilities: Not fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. BBQ facilities.
When travelling through North Adelaide it’s almost impossible to resist a visit to this playspace’s colourful helicopter and enormous tree carved with Australian animals.
Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) - Intersection of Tynte Street and LeFevre Terrace
Unique play: Play helicopter, play car, sandpit with interactive equipment,
Traditional play: Slides, swings, see-saw, climbing nets + more
Facilities: Fully Fenced. Picnic benches. BBQ facilities.
This classic playspace has plenty to keep everyone entertained and amazed. Kids can put their problem-solving skills to the test by navigating their way through the colourful mini maze with interactive elements.
Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla (Park 2) - Corner of Jeffcott Rd and Fitzroy Tce (outside the Adelaide Aquatic Centre)
Unique play: Maze, accessible swing, and sandpit with interactive equipment
Traditional play: Slides, swings, see-saw, monkeybars
Facilities: Fully Fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. BBQ facilities close by (outside the playspace)
Whether you want to be a knight, a princess, a bird or all three at once, this playspace sets the scene perfectly with a castle structure and equipment to get you airborne.
Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21), off South terrace near West terrace
Unique play: Dual climbing towers, castle structure with loop slide, in-ground trampolines
Traditional play: Small and big swings, spring see-saw, arched monkey bars
Facilities: Only partially fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ and toilets
Aside from its distinctive caterpillar tunnels, this playpsace is best known for speed! In amongst the traditional equipment, kids and parents can be found whizzing around on spinning swings and seated flying foxes.
Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20), off South terrace near Pultney street.
Unique play: Large peaked climbing net, accessible swing, long seated flying fox, spinning swing
Traditional play: Tunnels, see-saw, sandpit, swings
Facilities: Fully fenced. Picnic tables.
With leafy surrounds and a nearby lake with rowboats, you’d be hard pressed to find a more a more picturesque setting for a playspace. The play equipment gives cheeky monkeys an opportunity to swing and climb to their heart’s content.
Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) – Off Rundle Road on the Eastern side of the lake
Unique play: Rope monkey bars, spinning net, small climbing wall
Traditional play: Small and big swings, slides, sandpit
Facilities: Not fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ and toilets nearby
Psst… When you’re all tuckered out from adventuring in this playspace, there’s a beautiful creek and pond hidden just a short walk away! If you’re keen to learn a little about the art and ecosystems of the area, kids can follow the Wirrarninthi Education Trail.
G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23), off West terrace near Wright street
Unique play: Large peaked climbing net with slide
Traditional play: Small and big swings, slide, play structure
Facilities: Fully fenced. Benches.
Playspaces are for everyone to enjoy so you cannot book a function, event or birthday party within the playspace fenced areas. You can however, book a site adjacent.
With just a little imagination, a lot of creativity is possible. Imagination Playground is a fun, safe and interactive portable playground. The innovative block-based system is made from 105 lightweight pieces of foam that can transform any space into a play space. It encourages learning, social development, movement, creativity and above all fun!
We have two Imagination Playgrounds available for hire within the city and North Adelaide.
Category (City Based)
Delivery & Pick-up Fee
$153 per day
$714 per week
|Schools / Government / Not for Profit / Charities||
$76.50 per day
$357 per week(50% discounted)
$38.25 per day
Delivery and pick-up does not occur on weekends or public holidays. If the Imagination Playground is hired for use on a Saturday or Sunday the playground must be delivered on the Friday and picked up on the Monday. This means that the hire rate is for two days – but avoids excessive weekend delivery and pick up rates.
Read the Imagination Playground FAQs. Check availability by calling 8203 7203 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before completing your application.