Kensington Gardens Reserve


It is the largest recreational area in the City of Burnside and is home to a range of sporting clubs and includes the Waite, Parkinson and Ford Ovals. There are also plenty of recreational facilities including shelters, barbecues and playground equipment. Kensington Gardens Reserve is also where the award-winning Burnside Adventure Playground is located, close to West Terrace. The playground draws inspiration from the Reserve's nearby gum trees, and incorporates carved six metre high wooden logs that provide support for the swings and giant's platform.

Play equipment

  • Climbing frame - East Terrace entrance
  • Climbing equipment, including slide and tunnel - East Terrace entrance
  • Swing, including baby seat - East Terrace entrance
  • Rocking see-saw - East Terrace entrance
  • Large climbing web - West Terrace entrance
  • 2 x swings, including baby seat - West Terrace entrance
  • Slide - West Terrace entrance
  • Tunnel - West Terrace entrance


  • Public toilets
  • BBQ and picnic areas
  • Parking for 100+ cars on South, East and West Terraces
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kensington Gardens Bowling and Tennis Club Inc
  • East Torrens – Kensington Gardens Hard-court Tennis Club
  • Kensington District Cricket Club
  • Burnside Rugby Union Football Club
  • Kensington Gardens Pre-school


  • Burnside Adventure Park
  • Hard-court tennis courts
  • Grass tennis courts
  • Cricket nets
  • Grassed ovals
  • Creek with bird life
  • Children’s playground

Tennis Courts - East Terrace

  • Number of courts: Three
  • Court condition: Fair
  • Car parking: Off street parking
  • Located within Kensington Gardens Reserve
  • Next to sporting fields, BBQs, playground, open spaces
  • Small weather shelter
  • Public toilets located nearby

Tennis Courts - West Terrace

  • Number of courts: Six
  • Court condition: Fair
  • Car parking: On-street and off-street parking
  • Located within Kensington Gardens Reserve
  • Next to sporting fields, BBQs, playground, open spaces
  • Small weather shelter on some courts
  • Public toilets located nearby

These courts are available for community use. To ensure exclusive use and to reserve specific times, bookings are required and fees will apply.

Casual Hire

For private events (excluding Weddings, see below) the Kensington Gardens Reserve - Old hockey field on the corner of South Terrace and West Terrace, Kensington Gardens is available for hire 7 days a week, 9 am - 5 pm.

Please refer to the Casual Park Hire Application and Terms and Conditions(PDF, 508KB) to view the map of areas available for hire and for further information.

For any enquiries please contact the Customer Service team on 8366 4200.

See our other park available for hire, Tusmore Park

Wedding Ceremonies

Home to a range of sporting and social clubs, Kensington Gardens Reserve is the Council’s largest recreation area. Large grassed open spaces and smaller tree-lined spaces provide a striking mixture of sunlight and shaded areas, giving an abundance of wedding ceremony and photography options.

Location: Main grassed area north of Playground - Maximum 150 guests

Please contact our friendly Customer Service Officers on 8366 4200 for more information before continuing with your Wedding Enquiry.


422 The Parade, Kensington Gardens 5068  View Map

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