Clarence Park Community Centre


72-74 East Ave, Black Forest

Phone 8293 8166

Monday to Thursday 9am–3pm, Friday 9am–midday

At the Clarence Park Community Centre we get back to basics and care for children and our environment. We're powered by solar energy and rainwater and offer fresh, seasonal and organic food at our markets and food cooperatives. We dance to world music and awaken the mysteries within.

To hire a room for a function, event or meeting, visit our Facilities for Hire page.

School Holiday Programs

We provide a range of recreational workshops for children aged 5-12 years during the April, July and October school holidays.

Program brochures are released prior to each holiday break and will be available from this webpage or for collection from the Centre.

Please contact Reception on 8293 8166 if you would like to receive the program brochure via email. 

Upcoming School Holiday events

Events will appear here shortly before the school holidays.

Playgroup | Mondays

School terms, 10am - 12noon
Held in our Childcare area with a Playgroup leader, this is a chance for caregivers and children to have fun together and to meet other from the local community. Well-equipped play area with excellent resources, including a garden playground. New families always welcome.
Cost: $5 per family per session plus Playgroup SA membership.
For more information contact Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166.


Free Tax Help | Mondays July to October

One-on-one help sessions are available Monday mornings, until the end of October 2020 for people on incomes of $60,000 or less.

Bookings are essential. Please call the Centre on 8293 8166 to check if you are eligible and to make an appointment. 

Tax Help community volunteers are trained and accredited by the ATO and provide a free and confidential service.

The Shed (workshop) | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

9am - 12noon
Share your talent, learn new skills or revisit and hone your old skills. Make friends in this safe and friendly environment. Perfect for the over 50s (men and women) who would like to contribute to this much needed service. 

Using new and recycled timbers, come and make new items, up-cycle old items, create brand new wooden toys or repair well loved ones. This Shed is well utilised by early childhood organisations such as kindergartens or childcare centres to repair or create new toys for their children. 
Morning tea included. Join this community workshop and new members are always welcome. (Member of The Men’s Shed Association).
For more information phone Sharon at the Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166 or email

The Shed Shop Sales | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

9am - 12noon
All items are hand crafted by participants of the Clarence Park Community Centre Shed. The makers work from a community workshop where they sell original and refurbished wooden items and toys.
All of the items are lovingly and intricately made using recycled timber.
All profits made go towards the ongoing running of the Shed program.
For more information phone Sharon, Shed Coordinator, on 8293 8166 or email

Strength for Life | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays


1st class | 8 - 9am
2nd class| 9.15 - 10.15am
3rd class |10.15 - 11.15am
4th class | 11.30am-12.30noon

1st class | 2.30 - 3.30pm

1st class | 8 - 90am
2nd class |9 -10am
3rd class | 1.15-2.15pm
In partnership with the Council of the Ageing (COTA), Strength for Life (SFL) promotes health and wellbeing in the over 50s through progressive strength training.  It improves balance, increases muscle strength and reduces the risk of falls. SFL improves the condition in people who are affected by diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
Participants receive a tailored exercise program designed to improve and increase muscle strength and endurance and improve balance and cardio. SFL is one of South Australia’s most successful preventative health programs for the over 50s.
Cost: One off personal assessment fee of $30 then $7 per session/class.
For more information phone the Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166.

Kindermusik by Mini Music Makers | Mondays – Thursdays

Various session times
Sing, dance, move, play and learn. Early music education and fun for newborns to 7-year olds.

Fostering language, listening, problem solving skills and creativity. Small friendly classes.
Cost: $18 per class or $140 per 9 week term.
For more information visit the Mini Music Makers website, phone Cathy on 0421 276 970 or email

Occasional Childcare | Tuesday – Friday

8.30am - 1pm
Are you looking for childcare that is occasional or regular but not full time? Our session childcare is for children from two years to five years of age. In a community setting, our licensed childcare and large garden are purpose built. Children bring along fruit for a shared morning tea and their own lunch. Visits welcome. Bookings essential.
For more information contact Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166.

Crafternoons | Wednesdays

1 - 3pm
Have you been bitten by the craft bug? Come for a chat, a laugh and share ideas, experiences and learn new skills while you work on your individual craft project. Enjoy the companionship in a creative environment. It’s fun and informal. New members are always welcome.
Cost: $2.50
For more information contact Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166.


Moving Madness | Wednesdays

School Terms 9.30 - 11am
Come along and have fun with your child. Share their discovery of new skills and experiences in this exciting preschool program. Develop your child’s physical and social skills with music and movement activities and challenging gym equipment.
Cost: $12 casual or $70 per term/1 child or $90 per term/2 children.

For more information contact Clarence Park Community Centre on 8293 8166.


Clarence Park Food Co-op | Saturdays & School Terms Mondays – Wednesdays

10.30am - 12.30pm

Volunteers run the food co-operative. For a low cost, the Co-op sells nuts, dried fruit, grains, legumes, seeds, honey and more. Preference given to organically grown produce.
Cost: $1 for life membership.
For more information phone Ashley on 8297 6249.


Upcoming events at Clarence Park Community Centre