Adelaide’s biggest new playground is now open at Stradbroke Road picnic area, in Morialta Conservation Park, just 10km from the city. There are five play areas to explore: Frog Island, Eagle’s Perch, Great Snake, Bird Nests, climbing boulders, paths and climbing trees.
For more than 100 years Morialta Conservation Park has been a favourite escape for Adelaide families. The playspace is set to inspire a new generation of park visitors with a focus on natural materials and experiences to challenge a range of ages. Climb giant nests at different heights at the Birds Nest area, discover an Aboriginal fire pit at Frog Island, find the secret tunnel at Great Snake and reach the peak at Eagle’s Perch.
The reviews are in from Adelaide’s playground experts, who are calling the new space “gorgeous” and “a brilliant outcome”.
“This play space is sure to be a favourite and makes Morialta Conservation Park a must visit destination for South Australian families and visitors alike.” Play and Go Adelaide
“Well done guys, it is our favourite Adelaide national park and we are so happy that you have designed a nature playground that is sympathetic to the environment, suits the park that we know and have loved forever and pretty much that the state of SA is better for having this gorgeous play space. I know this will be destination number one to take our next interstate and overseas visitor families!” Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The playground has been designed by Climbing Tree and incorporates suggestions from Linden Park Primary School children who entered a State Government competition last year to design a national park using the Minecraft computer game.
The upgrades to Morialta Conservation Park are part of a raft of changes to parks across the metropolitan area. We’re spending more than $10 million on new facilities. In 2015 we asked you what would make you visit parks more often and you told us you wanted more walking and cycling trails, public toilets, barbecue and picnic areas, and playgrounds – so that’s what we’re building.
The playspace is located near accessible parking, toilets and barbecue areas amid the park’s existing network of bush walking, mountain biking and rock climbing trails.
- The Stradbroke Road picnic area can be located in the park map.
Tips for visiting the new Morialta Play Space
The new Morialta Play Space is a very popular place, it's been great to see so many people out exploring nature.
Follow these ranger tips to get the most out of your visit and to be respectful of the local residents and other visitors:
- Avoid the crowds - plan your visit during the week to avoid peak times. Now the that the sun is shining for longer why not visit after school or mid morning.
- Please take extra care and drive slowly in or near the park, watch out for pedestrians young and old.
- Park only in approved spaces (an overflow carpark will be made available during peak times).
- Walk or ride your bike if possible to avoid traffic congestion.
- Please leave only footprints and take your rubbish away with you as there are no bins in the park.