St. Kilda’s Adventure Playground, Melbourne Australia

An amazing four-acre installation…I couldn’t stop collecting photos! [from here, there, and everywhere.]

CORRECTION: Thanks to my alert readers for pointing out that these are actually TWO playgrounds, both named St. Kilda’s. The wooden castle and boat are from St. Kilda’s in South Australia, and the colorful one with tires and slides are from St. Kilda’s in Melbourne. So confusing. But both great playspaces!

9 Responses to “St. Kilda’s Adventure Playground, Melbourne Australia”

  1. andrewecoulson said:

    The City of Salisbury is collecting childhood memories and stories of the St Kilda Adventure Playground in Adelaide. If you have any you want to share please email to Andrew Coulson – Community Engagement officer on

    We have also set up a Pinterest board so that you can send us your photos and comments – you can do this by commenting on whats already there or by setting up your own board and we will find it and re-pin it to ours.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  2. Frazham said:

    Thanks so much for the St Kilda Adelaide photos Arcady.
    I have AMAZING childhood memories of visiting this park with my family (like 25 years ago).
    Despite havign this head full of memories I actually had no idea where it was until your photo and post put a name to the place.

    I ahve done a little searching myself and tehre are some more great photos out there you might like to see… Indeed a post on the St Kilda Adelaide playground all of its own might be awarranted… It is really ingeneous how the previously barren and windswept landscape has been developed to house such an amazing park. I particularly remember the log mazes, teh fact taht there were HUGE purpose built slides for eth site, the castle and teh 'dungeon' beneath it (some of eth slides actually end in the dungeon, as well as the great range of unique and purpose buily playground equipment. Of note are things liek eth one track roller coaster, the see-saw with a gap in teh middle, or teh see saw where you sit back to back to your partner instead of facing them. THE pirate ship is new since my childhood, but taht only gives me a reason to plan a tri pyto go and have another look… when I find myself back in AUstralia taht is!

    Thanks a ton!
    I love your playscapes blog!


    August 05, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  3. hare said:

    Hear is wonderful play ground for children. ^^

    August 04, 2010 at 12:59 am

  4. Sherry and Donna said:

    Okay I went along to the Adventure Playground in St. Kilda, Melbourne today.
    Steve Nowland you are correct about the first two photos in this great post. They are in St. Kilda South Australia.
    The very colourful photos are definitely in St. Kilda, Melbourne and as Tan pointed out it is located in Neptune Street!
    I'm guessing that the Melbourne playground is built on approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre. It was totally packed with families enjoying the equipment … some of which is completely crazy … but the children were ALL having a blast!
    Donna 🙂 🙂

    July 31, 2010 at 8:11 am

  5. Tan said:

    @SteveNowland – the address is actually Neptune St Sti Kilda In Melbourne- not sure what google maps is doing but that is incorrect.

    July 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

  6. alljoinin said:

    I have an award for you
    Great blog.
    Blessings Bea

    July 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

  7. Steve Nowland said:

    Unfortunately this playground is St Kilda in South Australia… check it on g**gle maps

    July 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

  8. Sherry and Donna said:

    …and this my friends is why Australia is known as “the lucky country!
    Donna 🙂 🙂
    P.S. what can I say, I'm a born and bred proud Melbournian!

    July 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

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    July 29, 2010 at 8:04 am

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