Things to do
Are you searching for a beautiful and easy location to host a summer BBQ? Well look no further, we have created a list of parks with something for everyone. Ranging from playgrounds, to ovals, bike tracks and accessibility features, these reserves are a local go-to for your event. All of the locations in this list include a playground, BBQ facilities and toilets.
Explore Nature Play areas at Gully Road North Reserve, with equipment to satisfy all the senses. Have a play with the mini-digger, explore in the sandpit or create a dam from the waterspout. The park features an elevated wooden-mirrored sand table, accessible for wheelchair inclusive sand play.
Connect with technology through the Smart Plaza at Dwyer Road Reserve, which has integrated electronic active-play equipment, with free device charging and public Wi-Fi provisions. Shoot some hoops in the basketball area and then explore the nearby Marion Cultural Centre, State Aquatic and Leisure Centre and Westfield Marion.
Visit the Marie Gregan Playground at the Glandore Community Centre and climb through the rope tunnels to get to the giant bird cage! Take your bike or scooter over the bumpy racetrack around the playground or slide down the tall metal slide.
The Glade Crescent Reserve features both a junior and senior children playground to keep kids of any age entertained. Dig for large fossils in the sandpit or take flight on the flying fox. Enjoy some lunch under the large picnic shelters, perfect for longer visits and bigger group sizes.
George Street Reserve features one of the largest wheelchair accessible trampolines available on the market today. Come and enjoy the water play and sunken sand pit, with play cubbies providing refuge/quiet locations for kids with autism. This playground pays homage to it's brick-making history, follow the story trail on the surrounding paths.
Perfect for all your sporting needs, Glandore Oval has a netball court, public tennis courts and a versatile oval for AFL, cricket and other sports. Spin around on the turntable or climb up the fireman's pole at the playground.
Climb up the rope A-frame and swing with your friends on the 5-way swinger under a shady sail at Harbrow Grove Reserve. Junior BMXers will love navigating the small bike circuit under the trees, including wall turns, a tilt beam and an Indian bridge balance. Featuring lots of public art, facilities and the Rocky River bridge, the park is a beautiful surrounding for your picnic.
Hazelmere Road Reserve has tails wagging with separate fenced areas for all dogs and smaller dogs, with walking paths, landscaping and seating for you and your furry friend. With a separate area for BBQ’s, toilets, sports courts and a playground, why not make a day of it?
Jervois St Reserve has something for everyone, with play options for kids of all ages. Featuring water and sand play with buckets and levers, children can use their imagination and grow their creativity. Fly on the tyre swing or glide on the flying fox, or have a try at the “pump track'' to test your biking and scooting skills. There is static fitness equipment to try out your muscles, and chess boards and table tennis tables to challenge a friend. Don’t forget to bring your game pieces!
This special park has considered children of all abilities, with inclusion for mobility limitations and vision and hearing impairments. There are multiple access options for wheelchairs within the playground facilities, as well as a sensory room with diminished sound and a board for BYO chalk boarding. Sand and water play fulfills those sensory seekers and an expression swing allows you to experience swinging with your infant/toddler. The park features both accessible bathrooms and BBQs too.
Our parks and playgrounds cater to many different recreational uses; play, sport, dog parks, accessibility, cycling/skating and more. Check out our other parks and reserves within the City of Marion.