Hendrie Street Reserve - Inclusive Playground, Park Holme

In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. Consideration has been given to children who may have mobility issues, vision / hearing impairments and spectrum disorders such as autism.

Picnic Area Play Equipment Shelter Toilets
Hendrie Street
Facilities Park
  • Basketball, 
  • Lawn - grassed area, 
  • Picnic Tables, 
  • Playground, 
  • Seating, 
  • Shelter, 
  • Toilets

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Jan 2018: Constuction Progress update

Plotworks a South Australian landscape construction company have been awarded the contract to complete the first stage of works. 

Scope of works includes

  • Fenced playground
  • Accessible automated toilet with adult change table
  • Inclusive carousel
  • Slides
  • Custom designed climbing, sliding and creative play unit
  • Feature public art work that includes acoustic sensory play
  • Water play
  • BBQ and Picnic facilities
  • Shelter structure
  • Shade sail
  • Fruit trees and drinking fountain
  • Landscaping, irrigation and pathways

 Future works subject to funding include

  • Swings
  • Additional shade sails
  • Additional shelter and picnic table
  • Sand play
  • Trike track


 The first stage of the project is due to be completed end May 2018. Subject to future funding subsequent stages of works will be confirmed

 Additional funds are required to complete the project. Donations can be made at Touched By Olivia website.

Contributions have been committed by DPTI, Arts SA and Council. To date, Touched by Olivia Foundation have raised over $100,000 from their fundraising efforts through donations and sponsorship. Over $680,000 has been secured but the project still has a shortfall of $280,000.


Help every kid play in South Australia

Every child deserves the chance to play regardless of their abilities.

The Touched by Olivia Foundation together with the City of Marion, the South Australian Government and with the support of Channel Nine are giving children this opportunity by building the State’s first inclusive playground, Livvi's Place Marion.

It will allow children of all abilities to play side by side in a safe and fun environment.

Families of children with a disability genuinely need the playground, which also enjoys strong community support.

Council will be commencing construction with the funds available to partially complete the playground. To help deliver the full scope of the project, please see funding details below.


A playground like no other

The playground has been specially designed in close consultation with the community to ensure no-one is left out.

To be built on a beautiful tree-lined reserve, the playground features a carousel, swings, a hill slide, a nature play creek, play tables, a play house and water play areas.

Families will love coming to the playground which will also feature BBQs and picnic shelters. The site will be fenced and protected by shade sails.


The total cost of the project is $960,000. The City of Marion has invested $310,000 and the South Australian Government $250,000 through the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure.

The Touched by Olivia Foundation need to raise further funding towards it's target of $400,000.

To become a sponsor or donate to this project, please contact Touched By Olivia website.

Find out more on the Making Marion website.


What is an inclusive playground?

The inclusive playground at Hendrie Street Reserve will be designed and built to cater for all ages and abilities including a broad range of disabilities such as mobility, vision and hearing impairments, as well as spectrum disorders such as autism.

The project is a first of its type in South Australia and is a partnership between the City of Marion, State Government and the Touched by Olivia Foundation, who works with local government, communities and businesses to build inclusive play spaces.

Hendrie Street Reserve was chosen by Council following a review of ten potential sites. Hendrie Street ranked the highest out of all the reserves as it is easily accessible, has existing infrastructure and benefits from clear visibility, making it easy for parents to keep an eye on their children.


Connect with us

Comments or questions in regard to this playground and reserve upgrade can be directed to:

Jason Avery
Open Space Projects/ Landcape Architect
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Email: jason.avery@marion.sa.gov.au

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The red marker is Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme.