Adelaide Toddler Playgrounds, Beach, Play, Playgrounds

Point Malcolm Reserve – Semaphore Park

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Have you seen the NEW playground on Military Road at Point Malcolm Reserve? It looked fantastic so we had to pull over and have a play and of course tell you all about it…

The covers are off on a one million dollar project funded by State Government and City of Charles Sturt Council (who are continuing to impress with their amazing open space developments).

It’s located in one of the most popular destinations of Adelaide – Sensational Semaphore! Just in time for summer, with the beach a stones throw away, it’s a double date of fun for the family.

Things I loved about this playground

  • Location! Location! Location! Situated walking distance to the beach (100m) – this is sometimes a rarity so double the fun in one play date
  • Easy parking nearby
  • Mix of activities for young and older kids including nature play, basketball courts, advanced climbing equipment and lots of grass areas, BBQ spaces, space for picnics
  • Landscaping was fantastic for all inclusive environment

Awesome playground features include

  • Giant Slide
  • Big Musical Instruments
  • Swings
  • Two mini in-ground trampolines
  • Sand pit
  • Great toddler playground
  • Two Flying Foxes (best for 5+ as they have a decent bump on the end of them so little hands need to be able to hang on!)
  • Recreational Facilities – Tennis and Basketball courts, BBQ
  • Great Climbing challenge
  • Adults exercise equipment (which mostly had kids playing on it too!)

Tips to consider

  • Minimal shade cloths over the equipment and the newly planted trees are not fully grown yet, so don’t forget your hats!
  • Bring some swimmers and bucket and spade for a hot day – the beach is so close
  • The playground is not fully fenced so if you have a few little ones and only two eyes …. keep this in mind, although the playground is a decent way from the road (but the road is a busy one!)
  • Some younger kids got a little scared and stuck on the net crossing… be mindful of how high it is

Some little extras

  • Toilets are located next door at the Surf Life Saving Club. It’s a short walk, but not super close either- something to remember in mind if you have a toilet-training toddler!
  • Council is addressing concerns re: safety crossing the road due to its traffic volume
  • BBQ facilities with benches but not overly large capacity – back up is a picnic rug on the grass
  • Safe landing ground with rubber and bark
  • Can get crowded at morning times
  • There are great paths running through the park for bike riding
  • The mini-train goes that goes between the playground and the jetty at Semaphore ends/starts here and is an added bonus to the already awesome playground!

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Jenn

Jenn is a Mum of two boys and a wife of one boy. She has one of the best engagement stories ever. Ask her about it one day.

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