Appleby Road Reserve, Morphettville

Appleby Road Reserve in Morphettville will be upgraded in 2018. Council endorsed the detailed design to be constructed in late 2017.

Play Equipment
Along Appleby Road down to Carlisle
Facilities Park
  • Basketball, 
  • Basketball 3 on 3, 
  • Bike / walking path, 
  • Dogs off-leash exercise , 
  • Lawn - grassed area, 
  • Playground, 
  • Seating

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The City of Marion is pleased to advise that Council and Renewal SA will be developing a new playground at Appleby Reserve.

The community consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback a consultation summary is provided  on our Making Marion website.


Playground upgrade

The Appleby Reserve Playground is being created to complement the renewal of housing in the area by the South Australian Government.

In developing the Morphettville Neighbourhood Renewal Project, Renewal SA and the City of Marion are partnering to develop a design concept for the Appleby Reserve Playground.

The proposed work will include new paving, picnic shelter, benches, picnic table, electric BBQ, bins, new play structures, landscaping trees and water play. Council plans to remove the old equipment and commence construction for the new playground in March and complete the work by July 2018.

The Morphettville Neighbourhood Renewal Project is part of the Government’s renewal initiative and will see 11 hectares of the suburb with a high concentration of public housing rejuvenated. It is a master planned urban community development using 'traditional neighbourhood design principles’, supporting the wider project objectives of sustainability, enhancing social interaction and returning a sense of community to residential areas.

The Government is renewing our streets and suburbs by replacing old homes with new homes, creating better quality social housing, increasing housing choices and affordability, and enhancing the liveability of South Australia.

Project stages

  • Draft concept plan 
  • Community consultation 
  • Preparing final concept plan  
  • Detailed design 
  • Tender works - current
  • Construction works on site
  • Construction finalised - new playground is complete



Appleby Road Reserve park is 'off-leash' where dogs don’t have to be on a leash provided they are under effective control and on-leash within 5-metres of the playground. Find out more on our dogs in parks and reserves page.



The photos provided are of the existing playground.

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The red marker is Appleby Road Reserve in Morphettville.

The blue marker is nearby playgrounds.