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Summer-loving Playford

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Summer-loving Playford
Published 20 December 2017
Longer days means there’s more time to get out and about and experience all the excellent opportunities the City of Playford has to offer.

Longer days means there’s more time to get out and about and experience all the excellent opportunities the City of Playford has to offer.

We have a jam-packed calendar of FREE events for the whole family to enjoy while things heat up. See what’s happening near you this summer!


City of Playford Tennis International Saturday, 30 December to Sunday, 7 January, Playford City Tennis Centre, 50 Spruance Rd, Elizabeth East

The City of Playford Tennis International will join the Australian Pro Tour calendar in 2017/18. The Playford City Tennis Centre is hosting a USD$75,000 Men’s Challenger and a USD$25,000 Women’s ITF Futures tournament. Bring the family down to watch world tennis stars battle it out for the title.


Plaza Flicks January to March, second Friday of each month (from 8pm) Prince George Plaza, Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth.

Sizzling summer fun with our FREE outdoor cinema series from January through to March in Prince George Plaza. Join us and see some of your most loved movies:

  • Sunday, 21 January: Moana
  • Friday, 9 February: Love Actually
  • Friday, 9 March: A Royal Night Out

Affordable snacks and drinks available.


Community Fun Day and Market Friday, 19 January, 1pm to 3pm, Elizabeth Rise Community Centre, 34 Hamblynn Road, Elizabeth Downs.

This will be a fun time for all the family and includes a Community Market with stalls, a barbecue and special activities for children.

Amazing Drumming Monkeys, face-painting, craft, games and much more! Come and join the fun!


Munno Para Skate Park (SA League) Saturday, 3 February, 11am to 4pm, Munno Para Skate Park, Peachey Rd and The Parkway, Munno Para.

Get down to Munno Para Skate Park on February 3 and compete in skate, scooter, or BMX. Free giveaways and prizes to be won. Registrations are now OPEN.


Playford Palace Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February, Prince George Plaza, Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth.

Playford Palace is back for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.The program will be over three days, opening on Friday, 23 February through to Sunday, 25 February. The festival offers a modern and alternative twist on life in the royal palace, featuring roving theatrics, live music, comedy and interactive activities for all ages. There will be plenty of free and affordable shows and activities. Full program details to be released in early January 2018.

WAIT...there's more! There’s more than just events you can experience during the holidays. From the water park at the Stretton Centre, to hiking trails at Para Wirra, there’s something for everyone.


Stretton Centre and Playford Alive Town Park There’s so much action at Munno Para’s Stretton Centre and Town Park that it’s hard to keep up:

  • Water park
  • Playground
  • Gig City WiFi
  • Hire Healthy Moves sports equipment from the Stretton Centre Library
  • Skate park
  • Shade and barbecue area


Jo Gapper Park - visit one of the best family parks you’ll find in the north, set amongst native plants, it’s a real suburban hideaway

  • Playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Dog park
  • Playing field
  • Shade and barbecue area
  • Toilet


Aquadome - when it’s too hot do anything outside, there’s always Elizabeth’s much-loved Aquadome.

  • Swimming pools
  • Family-friendly changerooms
  • Kids pools
  • Family-based activities
  • Water slides


Secombe Street - get along to Secombe Street Reserve at Elizabeth Grove for kid-friendly sports action

  • Courts for tennis or basketball
  • Running track
  • Hitting walls
  • Grassed area
  • Picnic and barbecue areas


Stretton and Civic Centre - our local libraries have plenty of holiday activities to keep your kids engaged over the approaching school holidays. Pop in or visit Playford library on Facebook to learn more.

We would love to see your photos out and about discovering all the wonderful things Playford has to offer.Head over to the City of Playford Facebook page, twitter or instagram and share your summer memories with us. #Playford #PlayfordPride