Parks & playgrounds

Council's parks (including open space areas, tennis courts, BBQs and shelters) are available to be booked for a variety of activities.

How to book a park?

Make your booking for a park by completing an Event Permit Application Form. We encourage you to complete this application online and return it via email to pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au.

Please note:

  • All bookings are subject to availability; and
  • Booking a park does not exclude other people from using it.

Event Planning Toolkit(PDF, 725KB)

Event Permit Application(PDF, 752KB)

Fees and Charges 2020-21(PDF, 2MB)

Need to book a space for sport or fitness training?

Council encourages active lifestyles and provides many parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities for the community to enjoy.

Should you wish to use Council's reserves for regular fitness and sports training or sporting events, you may be required to apply for a permit and pay any relevant fees.

Fitness training

Commercial fitness trainers are permitted to use Council parks and reserves provided that trainers have Council approval and adhere to the policy below.

Before running a fitness training session on community land (which includes most parks and reserves in the City of Unley), trainers must complete a Fitness Training Activities Permit Form and pay the relevant fee.

Submitting this application form does not guarantee approval. You will be contacted following the assessment of your application.

For further information, please contact the Council on (08) 8372 5111.

Training in Council Parks FAQs(PDF, 49KB)

Fitness Training Activities Permit Application Form(PDF, 661KB)

Regular sports training

If you wish to use Council's reserves for regular sports training, you must submit the below permit application. This application should also be used for one-off bookings requiring floodlighting and/or line marking.

Submitting this application form does not guarantee approval. You will be contacted following the assessment of your application.

For further information, please contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner on (08) 8372 5111.

Please review Council's Fees and Charges(PDF, 2MB) for the relevant fee.

Regular Sports Training Activities Permit Application Form(PDF, 682KB)

Find a Park, Playground or Reserve

Search all our spaces below by type, facility or suburb or download a brochure.

Unley Parks and Playgrounds(PDF, 1MB) 

Search Parks, Reserves & Recreation

Bike Riding in Unley

There are 45 kilometres of marked bike routes throughout the City of Unley which are part of the Adelaide metropolitan bike lane network.

A speed limit of 40kms per hour is applied to these routes to promote safe bike riding.

Many community, shopping and recreational facilities are easily accessible by bike and rails are readily available to secure your bike.

Visit the SA Government website to view a series of Bikedirect cycling maps, showing the network of bicycle routes across the Adelaide metropolitan area. Maps 8 and 9 cover the Unley area.
 

Smoke-free Play Spaces

Council is introduced designated smoke-free play spaces to protect children from the dangers of passive smoking from 1 June 2019.

An action within Council’s endorsed Living Well Plan for Health and Wellbeing(PDF, 1MB), notes an objective to promote and expand smoke-free environments within the City of Unley, in line with the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Regulation Act 1997

The key purpose of applying this law is to protect children from the dangers of passive smoking.  This will also help to promote positive health and a cleaner and safer environment.

For further information and a list of play spaces that will become smoke-free, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions: Smoke-free Play Spaces(PDF, 157KB).