Published 22 January 2019

With so many parks, reserves and playgrounds in the City of Tea Tree Gully, there are plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Here are 10 hidden gems to explore:

Illyarrie Reserve (Surrey Downs)

An expansive park bordered by trees, with two playground sections and barbecue facilities. It’s a fantastic open space for sports and socialising.

Bernacchi Reserve (Greenwith)

Two full-size tennis courts, playground, basketball ring and large oval make this reserve a great place to get some exercise and have outdoor fun.

Wynn Vale Dam (Wynn Vale)

Enjoy a picnic with a water view, have a stroll along the boardwalk and take in the tranquility of this fantastic natural reserve.

Bentley Reserve (Holden Hill)

With separate tennis, basketball and netball courts, cricket net, playground (including a swing that accommodates a wheelchair), fitness equipment and dog park, this reserve has it all!

Martindale Reserve (Golden Grove)

Tucked behind Spring Hill, this reserve with playground makes a great place to stop and have lunch - or just take a rest - when exploring the creek-line.

Banksia Park Sports Area (Banksia Park)

Adjacent to Bulkana sports oval, there's plenty of space for kids to play and parents to relax. The playground features a  tree house with great views of the sports fields.

Cobbler Creek West Reserve, Landcare Site (Greenwith)

This site has a shaded playground and grassed area which makes an ideal spot for a picnic or to begin or end a walk. The reserve stretches from Greenwith to Golden Grove with several walking trails that lead in different directions for you to explore.

Valley View Reserve (Valley View)

With a large shaded playground, it's an excellent location for birthday parties. Along with a barbecue, toilet facilities and shaded picnic tables, it’s a great place to spend the day.

Jubilee Reserve (Wynn Vale)

This beautiful green space has plenty of room for sports with a full-size tennis court. The scenic location is great for enjoying a walk around the lake, or sitting down for a barbecue.

River Torrens Linear Park (Highbury to Dernancourt)

A 30 km trail that runs alongside the River Torrens from Highbury to Henley Beach, through nine council areas. A great spot to see koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, lizards, birds and ducks, as well as historic landmarks. There are plenty of places to stop and picnic. A unique natural treasure to enjoy!