Open space

Open space includes parks, reserves, beaches, trails, sportsgrounds, civic areas, play spaces and linear park corridors. In the City of Charles Sturt, we have more than 390 hectares of open space.

You can read our Open Space Strategy to learn more about how we're managing these areas.

The Open Space Strategy Review helps us with the provision, development and management of open space for the next 20 years. It includes strategic directions, specific actions, guidelines and priorities for managing open space.


We maintain and operate 110 playgrounds in the City of Charles Sturt. They are all shapes and sizes. Our aim is to have a playground within 500 metres or 15 minutes walking distance of all residents. 

Safety checks are carried out on playgrounds on a regular basis, but we need your help to keep us informed about any damaged equipment. Please report damage to us by calling  8408 1111.

Parks and Reserves

We have hundreds of parks and reserves across the City. They make our suburbs more beautiful, enjoyable, safe and relaxing. You can search our parks, reserves and playgrounds.

Community Tennis Courts

We have 19 free community-use courts for tennis, basketball, netball, rollerblading and learning to ride a bike.

These courts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and we ask players to limit games to one hour if others are waiting to use the court.

A range of other activities are provided for young people within the City, with a popular skate park at Collins Reserve (Valetta Road, Kidman Park) and Henley Oval (White Street, Henley Beach). A BMX track is at Aquatic Reserve (Bower Road, Semaphore Park). A total of 24 of our parks have basketball mini-courts where you can take your netball or basketball and practice your shooting skills.