Hendrie Street Reserve - Inclusive Playground, Park Holme

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
Contact Renee Pitcher
Ph: 08  8375 6600

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Latest news

May 2017: Final design endorsed

A final design for the Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground has been developed and endorsed by Council.

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.


Community consultation

Council have developed a concept design of what the reserve and playground will look like based on conversations with the local community and local special needs schools. 

The community was invited to provide feedback on the draft concept design through various consultation sessions between November 2015 and February 2016.

View the feedback report and the concept plan on our community engagement Making Marion website.


What is the next step?
  • Community consultation round 1: Closed
  • Preparing draft concept plan: Closed
  • Community consultation round 2: Closed
  • Preparing final concept plan: Underway
  • Tender works
  • Construction of play space upgrade
  • Construction finalised - new play space is complete


Connect with us

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

Renee Pitcher
Landscape and Open Space Planner
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Email: renee.pitcher@marion.sa.gov.au

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The red marker is Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme.