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2023 Sports Facility Strategy

Sport plays an important role in the lives of many people in the Playford community. Whether playing, volunteering or spectating, sport improves connection, builds skills and creates friends for life.

 Council’s role is to not only support clubs, but to provide, maintain and upgrade sports facilities across the city.

The 2023 City of Playford Sports Facility Strategy was developed with sports clubs, players, associations and the wider community to not only identify facility requirements for sport in Playford, but provide guidance on how to best respond to community needs, such as increased participation in sport, particularly female participation, demand from a growing population in Playford and growing interest in extreme sports.

You can download and read the strategy below.  

Our facilities


The Aquadome is an iconic northern landmark that provides a variety of recreation and leisure activities for our community, including:

  • 50m, 25m and leisure pools with beach entry and water features
  • 110m waterslide
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Group fitness room
  • Creche
  • Cafe

Since its redevelopment in 2009, the Aquadome has seen an increase in facility usage, including increased family participation with over 30% of members on a family membership, and a 50% rise in senior’s programs.

The Aquadome is owned by the City of Playford and is managed by BlueFit.

John McVeity Centre

The John McVeity Centre, part of the Playford Wellbeing Hub, delivers a range of programs, sports and services to support community physical, social and mental health and wellbeing. The initiatives will include a focus on supporting young people, families and older residents to stay socially connected and active, with a focus on wellbeing through food, physical activity and other health and wellbeing supports.

Playford Bowling Club

This bowling club is the largest undercover lawn bowls complex in the Souther Hemisphere! Established in March 2018 and located on Goodman Road, Elizabeth, the Playford Bowling Club is great for all ages to get into lawn bowls.

The centre includes modern clubrooms with three undercover artificial pitches, as well as a commercial kitchen and bar space, providing opportunities for event hosting and hospitality.

Playford City Tennis Centre

Home to a 26-court international-standard Plexipave facility, the Playford City Tennis Centre is perfect for beginners to professionals! Since opening in 2017, it has hosted the ATP Men’s Challenger, ITF Women’s Future tournaments, and Tennis Australia sanctioned ATP Gold events.

Also available for public use, the Centre is home to the Playford Tennis Club, which has seen increased membership since the facility’s opening. A free public court is also part of the facility and open to all from the community to use.