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Playground Upgrade

Glandore Community Centre Reserve was upgraded with unique bird habitat designs - allowing children's imagination to take flight.

This upgraded reserve features a birdcage design with a scramble net, tunnel slide and climbing logs which opened in July 2021. Junior play echoes this theme with a birdhouse inspired structure, scramble net and junior slide.

The addition of a new games and sports plaza includes a 3 v 3 basketball court and outdoor table tennis facilities. There is a kick about lawn with mini soccer goals. There is a new pump track for scooters and bikes, a popular community request.

The centre’s woodwork group volunteered to make 13 colourful birdhouses fixed to natural timber posts within the playground. A dandelion art sculpture by Gerry McMahon completes this upgrade.

Project History

Residents are invited to view the community engagement report, concept plan and postcard. A final design has been completed.

About Marie Gregan

Recognising Marie Gregan

Marie Gregan served as a City of Marion Councillor from 1987 to 1993 (East Ward, Ward 1).

She campaigned to stop the Mobile Library service from being closed, was a strong supporter of the Glandore Community Centre and worked tirelessly to improve services and policy with the aged community.

After a prolonged battle with cancer she passed away on 6 May 1993.

The naming of the playground was the way the community chose to acknowledge her service (Council purchased the Glandore Community Centre from the State Government later in 1995).

Photo of Council c1990

Back row L to R:
Muriel Hill (Ward 4), Vincent Brown (Ward 3), Ingrid O’Sullivan (Ward 5), Keith Usher (City Manager), Myles Cundy (Ward 2), Doug Wenham (Ward 1), Mavis Sansom (Ward 5), Graham Watts (Ward 3).

Front Row L to R:
Joan Herraman (Ward 2), Geoff Slater (Ward 4), Alderman David Woodhouse, His Worship the Mayor Kevin Hodgson, Aldermen Colin Haines and Marjorie Schulze, Marie Gregan (Ward 1).

Aldermen Graham Crunkhorn and Clem Senior, Jeff Tate (Deputy City Manager), Richard Atkin (City Engineer).

Rugby Building

The Rugby Building is available to hire for functions and features a small fully-fenced playground and sandpit. Find out more about hiring this building on our Halls and Meeting Rooms for Hire webpage.

Mike Turtur Bikeway | City to Glenelg

The City of Marion has a number of reserves along or near to the Mike Turtur Bikeway (listed from the City to Glenelg). Why not spend a day exploring them?


Nearby parks

Glandore Oval Playground Multistation 8 Xb

Glandore Oval


Margaret Street

Toilets (daylight hours)
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Yapinga Street Reserve Playground Multistation 7

Yapinga Street Reserve

South Plympton

Yapinga Street

Reserve Fencing | Fully fenced
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The Crescent Reserve Main 2

The Crescent Reserve


The Crescent

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