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New home for sports and community

Edwardstown Soldier's Memorial Recreation Ground has been transformed into a new home for sports and community. This $8.8 million upgrade was delivered in 2019.

The Facility and site accommodates the following:

  • Modern two-storey building
  • Community function rooms
  • Change rooms
  • Upgraded memorial gardens
  • Canteen
  • Resurfaced outdoor velodrome
  • Lawn Bowls greens
  • Bicycle and cricket storage
  • Cricket nets
  • Spectator mound & oval
  • Carparking
  • WWI Honor Board

The facility know as the Edwardstown Club is available to the public for hire for functions and also serves meals.

Please visit www.edwardstownclub.com.au

Public Toilet

A new public toilet was proposed for the Edwardstown Soldiers Memorial Recreation Ground.

A toilet was suggested for this recreation ground as it is highly utilised and there is currently no amenity for the general public to use at this site outside of sporting club times of use.

Resident consultation occurred to seek community feedback on the need for a facility along with two potential location options. Consultation occurred from 17 September to 15 October 2021. Consultation feedback is currently under review.

Final outcomes of the consultation will be documented on our website. This may include a summary of all contributions collected as well as recommendations for future action. Relevant consultation documents are listed below.

Playground

Edwardstown Soldiers' Memorial Recreation Ground has a neighbourhood playground and was upgraded at the end of 2015 with the theme Snakes and Ladders.

The Robert Street side of the playground has three-metre long snake sculpture for children to clamber over. Wooden planks and steppers mimic the idea of the game and there are plenty of rocks and logs to test your climbing skills. There's a small slide on near the velodrome side of the playground.

The Wood Street side of the playground features a standard swing, baby swing and basket swing. Sand and Water Play fans will love the water pump and sand digger. Bring some chalk and draw on the large chalkboard or bring some dice and play Snakes and Ladders on the game board on the picnic table.

Sports

The courts at Edwardstown Soldiers' Memorial Recreation Ground were upgraded in 2015. The new multi-use courts have basketball and tennis line-markings and are available for public use.

Fitness Equipment

There is a selection of static fitness equipment and a drinking fountain on the south eastern corner of the site (corner of Wood Street and Robert Street). To see how to use the equipment, watch the video below.

Design

Clubs

The Edwardstown Soldier's Memorial Recreation Ground is home to a number of clubs.

Awards

2016 Awards for Planning Excellence | Planning Institute of Australia

The playground at Edwardstown Soldiers' Memorial Recreation Ground was awarded a commendation in the Best Planning Ideas - Small category of the Planning Institute of Australia 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence.

2016 Awards of Excellence | Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT)

The playground at Edwardstown Soldiers’ Memorial Recreation Ground was awarded the Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT) 2016 Award for Excellence in the category of Playspace: minor (>$0.5M) for “Snakes and Ladders Comes to Marion”.

Location

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