Sport and Recreation
The Port Adelaide Enfield Council area boasts a wide range of opportunities for both residents and visitors to access and enjoy sports and recreational activities. Within the City's boundaries there is wetlands, walking trails, picnic reserves, playgrounds, bicycle networks and skate parks plus eight kilometres of beachfront and 50 kilometres of water frontage, offering numerous water sports opportunities including sailing, boating and fishing. The Semaphore Foreshore Reserve caters for all the family through large grassed areas suitable for picnics or BBQ's plus a playground, carousel, mini steam train and waterslide.
For those who like to be energetic the Port Adelaide Enfield Council area accommodates around 300 clubs and organisations providing active sports such as athletics, netball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, tennis, bowls and of course all five codes of football. To find the service or activity that suits your needs you can search on sporting facilities, or for local sporting clubs access the online SA Community website.
In addition to reserves and ovals for structured sporting activities the Council maintains a number of parks and reserves available to the public for picnics and functions. Whether you want to kick a football, fly a kite or just have a quiet picnic, there is a grassy open spaced area to suit your needs. Search for Playgrounds, Parks and Reserves. For bookings please contact Council's Clerical Officer (Bookings) on 8405 6600.
Sport for People with Disabilities
Several organisations utilise the sport and recreation facilities within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to provide activities for people with disabilities. The Port Adelaide Sailing Club conducts the "Sailability" program providing opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sailing. The Association of SA Blind Sporting Clubs conducts a range of competitive and recreational sport for people with vision impairment. The Rapid Swim program incorporating water confidence, water awareness and learn to swim programs is conducted by SASRAPID at the Hampstead Centre in Northfield. More information on sport and recreation activities for people with disabilities can be a accessed from the Office for Recreation and Sport.
Council's Junior Sports Grants Program provides direct assistance with uniforms and/or equipment to organisations conducting structured sporting programs for young people up to 18 years of age. Funding is also available to directly assist residents competing in sports or other competitions held outside South Australia. Please Click here for more information on Council's Grants Programs