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Playgrounds, Parks & Gardens

There is plenty of open space to enjoy around our City. In addition to reserves and ovals for structured sport, there are large open space areas for a variety of activities with family and friends plus a number of smaller parks and gardens located throughout the city. Some of these medium to smaller grassed areas provide picnic and BBQ facilities, while others provide safe, functional and attractive playground facilities for children. A number of our parks also include substantial landscaped garden areas offering the perfect backdrop for picnics, BBQs, special occasions or as a wedding venue.

Open Space Plan

Our Open Space Plan 2013 has been developed to guide the future provision, development and management of open space within the City. Open space refers to community land that is available or potentially available to the public for recreation or sport, or has a conservation, aesthetic or buffer purpose.

A diversity of open space exists in our City, including sporting grounds, parks for informal recreation, linear parks and corridors including the River Torrens Linear Park and Dry Creek, the coastline, natural areas and wetlands, drainage areas and road reserves.

Each year we allocate resources to developing and maintaining open space, to improve the quality of parks and reserves. Our Open Space Plan assists us to address issues, gaps and needs in terms of of the use of open space. In particular, helps us determine the priorities and directions for open space improvements and guide the future design and function of open space, particularly in new development areas.

Refer Council Plans for further information. To put forward your ideas in regards to the Open Space Plan please complete the Form refer "Community Forms - Open Space Plan Feedback" and submit to Council Customer Service.

Sporting Facilities

It could be said that 'sport' is the life blood of the Port Adelaide Enfield area, with over 90 clubs providing numerous active sports opportunities at both social and competitive levels. All codes of football are covered, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Gridiron, Soccer and of course as the home of the Port Adelaide Football Club (The Power) Aussie Rules is well catered for. Depending how physical you want to be there are gyms and stadiums offering gymnastics, calisthenics, badminton, volleyball, squash and more. With skate parks, golf courses, hockey pitches and tennis courts there really is something for everyone.

Memorial Plaques on Seating

To commemorate the contribution of members of the community to the social, cultural or political aspects and the development of our City, we accept applications for memorial plaques on seating. A memorial plaque on seating helps recognise the contribution of a person (or persons) who has made a significant contribution to community, for example, as a member of a community group or sporting organisation, or as a volunteer. For more information refer to Councils Policy – Installation of memorial plaques on seats located on Councils Policies page. Applications for memorial plaques on seating must be received in writing refer Councils Memorial Seat application form located on Councils Forms page.

Water Management

Local Governments are undertaking significant projects to strictly monitor and manage the use of water, particularly in the irrigation of reserves and recreational used areas. Port Adelaide Enfield Council has prepared an Irrigation Management Plan, aligned to the guidelines set by SA Water to ensure sound management of water use in public open space areas.

Dry Areas - Alcohol Free Zones

A Dry area is a designated area where the consumption and possession of alcohol in unsealed containers is prohibited under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

For further information please view the following page. Dry Areas

Playgrounds

There are over 122 playgrounds within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield with several being All Access playgrounds providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Council endeavours to provide a playground within approximately 500 metres or 15 minutes walking distance of all residents. All Council's playgrounds are built to Australian Standards and undergo routine inspections to ensure users' safety.

  • Augusta St Reserve

    Augusta St
    Hillcrest SA 5086
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Shelter Shelter
    • Sports equipment Sports Facilities
  • Barton St Reserve

    Barton St
    Blair Athol SA 5084
    • BBQ facilities BBQ Facilities
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Toilets Toilets
  • Bayer Ave Recreation Reserve

    Hawes St
    Dudley Park SA 5008
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
  • Bennett Ave Reserve

    Bennett Ave
    Manningham SA 5086
    • BBQ facilities BBQ Facilities
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Shelter Shelter
    • Toilets Toilets
  • Betty Preston Reserve

    Walker Ct
    Enfield SA 5085
    • BBQ facilities BBQ Facilities
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Shelter Shelter
  • Birkenhead Reserve

    Heath St
    Birkenhead SA 5015
    • BBQ facilities BBQ Facilities
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Shelter Shelter
    • Toilets Toilets
  • Bond St Reserve

    Bond St
    Northfield SA 5085
    • BBQ facilities BBQ Facilities
    • Picnic area Picnic Area
    • Shelter Shelter
  • Branson Ave Reserve

    Branson Ave
    Clearview SA 5085
    • Play equipment Play Equipment
    • Sports equipment Sports Facilities
  • Brian Lehmann Reserve

    Milbank Ave
    Gilles Plains SA 5086
    • Sports equipment Sports Facilities
  • Briggs Lane Reserve

    Briggs Lane
    Ferryden Park SA 5010
    • Shelter Shelter