Completed in 2020, Wilfred Taylor Reserve nature playground is an exciting regional play space for the City of Onkaparinga. The $2.2 million nature playspace, located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads at Morphett Vale, has been designed for people of all ages to get outdoors and engage with nature.
Nature themes are featured throughout the space as a tribute to the site’s importance for Kaurna people, and the site’s history as a working farm from the 1840s to 1960s. Stunning public art by local Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yankunytjatjara artist Allan Sumner is scattered throughout the playspace.
LCS was chosen as the head contractor of this project, and completed works including inclusive play opportunities (basket swings, a bucket seat flying fox, wheelchair-accessible carousel, raised sensory garden beds, a raised sand play table and a vertical xylophone), junior nature play, sand and water play, extensive additional public amenities, network pathways and a large open space turf area. LCS was thrilled to bring to life this great space with lots on offer for families and kids of all ages and abilities.

CLIENT: City of Onkaparinga

LOCATION: Morphett Vale

VALUE: $2.2 million



– MLSA Commercial Landscaping Exceeding $500,000

– AILA Landscape Architecture Awards – Play Spaces (City of Onkaparinga and Peter Semple Landscape Architects)