Parks & Playgrounds

With a variety of recreation spaces, the City of Unley's parks and playgrounds feature play equipment, sports areas, picnic facilities, shelters, and free push button electric barbecues.

Book a Park

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

If you wish to book a park for fitness training or regular sports training, please see the below section.

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.
 

Fitness Training on Council Reserves

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

    Commerical 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 Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner on 8372 5111.

    Training in Council Park FAQs
    Fitness Training Activities Permit Form
  • 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 8372 5111.

    Please review Council's Fees and Charges for the relevant fee.

    Regular Sports Training Activities Permit Form

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 introducing designated smoke-free play spaces to protect children from the dangers of passive smoking, coming into effect from 1 June 2019.

An action within Council’s endorsed Living Well Plan for Health and Wellbeing, 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 our Frequently Asked Questions.

Council Playground Upgrades

Four Council playgrounds are currently undergoing upgrades and enhancements to meet the growing needs of our community and to improve access for all.

As part of the South Australian Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood Program, Council were successful in receiving three grants based on the support of local residents to upgrade Heywood Park Playspace, Soutar Park and Goodwood Community Centre Park.

In addition, Council has allocated funds as part of its Playground Asset Renewal Program for upgrades to the playspace at Fern Avenue Reserve.
 

Heywood Park Playspace

Located on the north eastern corner of Heywood Park, this upgrade will provide obstacle activities for children aged 10-14 years. The design includes new pathways, plantings, rock boulders and playspace with nature play components.

 
Soutar Park

The upgrade of Soutar Park will encourage activities for all ages through mixed fitness equipment and play components.

 
Goodwood Community Centre Park

Upgrades to the park and playground on the northern corner of the Goodwood Community Centre, will provide a range of activities for the local community. The design includes new paths, nature play components and vegetated areas. 

 
Fern Avenue Reserve Playspace
Fern Avenue Reserve Playspace will be upgraded to provide improved access and a combination of structured and nature play components that will encourage imaginative and exploration play.
 
 

Find a Park, Playground or Reserve

Download our parks and playground brochure or find a park using our search filter below.