Top 10 playgrounds in Adelaide

Explore the KIDDO team’s favourite playgrounds this summer!

Keep the kids from bouncing off the walls this summer by letting them bounce, run, play and jump at one of our favourite playgrounds! From Paradise to Glenelg, there is sure to be something on this list ready for your next playground adventure!

Top 10 playgrounds in Adelaide:

Thorndon Park Playground

Thorndon Park

Officially Australia’s BEST playground, the award winning Thorndon Park Playground incorporates elements of creative play, inclusivity, and story-telling. This innovative playspace is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and provides a range of play settings that encourage interaction, self-expression, and a sense of wonder and is tailored for both children and adults.

Hamilton Terrace, Paradise

Polonia Reserve

The Polonia Reserve play space includes a unique giant red soccer ball shaped climbing structure that will keep the kids entertained for hours! Make sure to pack a spare change of clothes and a towel for your water-loving kiddos as the wheat sculpture doubles as a water-play feature. 

Essex Cres, Croydon Park

Harts Mill Playground

Hello yellow! What an awesome playground in the Port. There’s just so much to climb and clamber over at Hart’s Mill playground, your kids will love the spinning wheel, tubular slide and of course, everybody’s favourite, a double flying fox! 

9 Mundy St, Port Adelaide


Glenelg Foreshore Playground

The mega slide is super fast (and also super hot in summer so keep that in mind!) and the nature and water play sand pit area keeps big and littles entertained for hours. There are in-ground trampolines, tunnels to crawl through, climbing frames and a rope wall!

Glenelg Foreshore, Glenelg

St Clair Precinct

With a combination of nature play and classic playground equipment, they’ve really catered for kids of all ages and stages. Kids can enjoy the multiple swings (including a huge nest swing!), slides and an epic climbing wall as well as a sandpit and water play options. 

St Clair Recreation Centre, Woodville

Bonython Park Playspace

Bonython Park playspace is a playground that has everything you think a playground should, and a few things you wouldn’t have thought of! The spinning hamster wheel is always popular with older kids, as is the dual flying fox. The adjoining park also has plenty of space for running around and kicking a ball, toilet facilities and BBQ’s so there’s really nothing missing here!

Bonython Park, Adelaide


Morialta Playground

Morialta Playground is arguably the best Nature Play playground in South Australia! The playground, which is divided into five themed play areas, is absolutely huge and incorporates natural elements as far as the eye can see. You could easily spend an entire day here playing and exploring the surrounding area, so pack a picnic!

Stradbroke Road, Woodforde

Prospect Memorial Park

This lush playground has been designed as a magical garden, and boy does it deliver. It’s fully fenced, equipped with slides, climbing frames, nature play, water play and sand play, there are toilets within cooee and plenty of grass and BBQ areas.

1 Menzies Cres, Prospect

Princess Elizabeth Playground

The kids at KIDDO HQ call this playground the “castle playground” because of the giant spiral slide that’s been built into a castle – and boy they’ve spent many hours climbing those stairs and whizzing down. There are also plenty of swings and slides, in ground trampolines, and the biggest most epic climbing frame you ever did see. With ample BBQ space and grassy areas, this is a great playground for a party!

South Tce, Adelaide

Marshmallow Park

Marshmallow Playground is basically an institution in Adelaide’s inner South and has had a huge refurb in the last few years. There’s so much shade here (thanks to the gorgeous fig tree in the centre of the playground), and there’s water play and nature play opportunities, swings and slides, climbing frames and there are adjacent basketball and tennis courts within eyeline for older kids. And an all important feature of a playground when you have younger children – toilets!

Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide

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