We heart parks at Springfield Rise!
Our community boasts an abundance of parks and playgrounds that we’re putting the spotlight on during Parks Week – held between the 4th and 12th March.
Here at Springfield Rise, we love parks!
To celebrate Parks Week, held between the 4th and 12th March 2023, we'll be showcasing the best aspects of our local parks.
Our community boasts an abundance of green spaces, including a network of parks and playgrounds that are perfect for residents who want to enjoy the great outdoors.
Did you know Springfield Rise is already home to seven parks, with a further two parks scheduled to open in 2023?
In this blog, we’ll showcase the incredible parks within Springfield Rise, with a preview of Silver Jubilee Park and Mountain Park - coming soon to our community.
Firstly, what is Parks Week?
Parks Week is an annual event that celebrates the importance of parks and green spaces in our communities. It is typically held in the first week of March and is celebrated in several countries, with the aim of promoting the benefits associated with spending time in parks. These benefits include the improvement of physical and mental health, promoting social connections, and providing opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Parks Week is an opportunity for Springfield Rise residents to get outdoors and celebrate the importance of the parks around them, and to encourage their neighbours to get outside and enjoy the natural world around them too.
Park 1 - The Green
Opened in 2018, The Green boasts an open space with playground equipment for the kids, a basketball hoop for half-court games, and an undercover area for parents to kick back, relax and supervise the little ones.
You’ll find The Green at Spring Mountain Boulevard, Spring Mountain (behind Spring Mountain State School).
Park 2 - Sundown Park
If you’ve got a little BMX bandit at home, you cannot go past Sundown Park! With a dedicated BMX track, your little ones will be occupied for hours. If that’s not their speed, there’s plenty of other attractions within the park to keep them occupied – like a Tarzan swing, multi-play equipment and leaf steppers.
For the parents, you’ll want to take note that there is also free WiFi, water bubblers, a picnic shelter and bench seats – meaning you can set yourself up for hours of fun.
Take the kids down to Sundown Park on Twilight Drive within Sunset Ridge to enjoy a great day out.
Sundown Park, Spring Mountain
Park 3 - Grech Park
Grech Park has been a family-favourite with residents since its opening in 2018. The park features a climbing frame, basket swing, a slide, grassy kick about space, a shelter and picnic table. For the grownups, take the exercise up a notch by exploring the walking tracks in the adjacent conservation area.
Grech Park is located on the corner of Angelica Avenue and Silvertop Crescent, Springfield Rise.
Grech Park, Spring Mountain
Park 4 - Ben Nevis Park
Ben Nevis Park is our community’s newest park. Since this expansive green space opened, it's been the home of our Meet Your Neighbour barbecues and movie nights, which have been a hit with our residents.
Ben Nevis Park has a lot of desirable play equipment and amenities for people of ages, including:
- access to White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate trails,
- a large feature swing,
- a shelter with two picnic tables,
- a shaded toddler play area with slide,
- percussion play,
- a barbecue, and
- an orienteering game plus landmark sign pointing out various landmarks around Springfield.
Ben Nevis Park is in the Valley View address on the corner of Dublin Avenue and Barossa Way.
Meet your neighbour's movie night at Ben Nevis Park
Park 5 - Peter Tullett Memorial Park
Adventure lovers, rejoice! Peter Tullett is here to impress adults and children alike. With slides, balance beams and climbing structures, this nature-based playground has something for everyone. As an added bonus, the park is nestled amongst the eucalypt forest of Spring Mountain so you can soak up all the nature one could desire.
You can visit Peter Tullett Memorial Park by heading to Woodline Drive, Spring Mountain.
Park 6 - Enchanted Woods Park
Enchanted Woods Park is a place where kids’ imaginations come to life! This park is truly one-of-a-kind, and offers unique playscapes designed to get the hearts and minds of little ones working overtime. Check out the list of play equipment below to get a better understanding of how your children could invent their own fairytale right here in Springfield Rise!
- picnic area
- a viking swing
- including picnic shelter and shade sails
- story telling chair
- concrete “castle” play structure
- sword in the stone
- totter bridge
- scramble net; and
- feature boulders with a dry creek bed.
You’ll find this whimsical park on Grande Avenue, Spring Mountain. ￼
Enchanted Woods Park, Spring Mountain
Park 7 – Springfield Central Sports Complex
Springfield Central Sports Complex was designed to meet the needs of a thriving community catering for a diverse range of ages and sporting interests.
Located on the aptly named Sportstar Drive, the 22.5ha sporting complex boasts 16 netball courts, eight tennis courts, four multi-purpose sporting fields, two club houses with canteen amenity, two playgrounds and ample car parking. Six local sporting clubs now call this fantastic complex home.
Springfield Central Sports Complex, Spring Mountain
Park 8 (Coming Soon) - Silver Jubilee Park
It’s not long now until our community can enjoy Silver Jubilee Park - an outstanding 14.4 hectare recreational space centred upon two sporting fields.
Here's just a sneak peek of some of the exciting things coming to Silver Jubilee Park:
- an adventure playground perfect for children of all ages
- a local sports club right on our doorstep
- a cricket oval and six multipurpose courts
Psst! We will be celebrating the grand opening of Silver Jubilee Park on April 22nd. The event will have plenty of activations and entertainment to bring the space to life, including a special guest appearance from Australian cricketer, Usman Khawaja. Keep an eye out on the Springfield Rise Facebook page for more details!
Artist impression of The Silver Jubilee Park
Park 9 (Coming Soon) - Mountain Park
Children, parents and their four-legged friends will be able to run, jump and climb sky high once Mountain Park opens. The vision of the park is to create an all-abilities outdoor space that actively encourages children to explore and discover their natural environment, as well as promoting connection with the local community.
The park will also feature:
- a dog park with a large turf area
- agility equipment
- adventure playground with climbing walls
- swings; and
- a flying fox.
Access to the park will be off Grande Avenue, immediately opposite Applecross Circuit.