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The playground was named in honour of Princess Elizabeth, who is now Queen Elizabeth II.  

It was built after a vist to Adelaide by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927.

From unused funds raised by a committee of citizens for decorations and entertainment during the visit to Adelaide last year of the Duke and Duchess of York it was decided to establish a playground for children. The project was advanced onother step yesterday, when Adelaide City Council approved the contract for the work. It is expected that the playground will be constructed shortly after Christmas. The cost will be approximately £1,350. It is well knowin that Adelaide hlas the best-equipped playgrounds for children in the Commonwealth, and the new area will be no departure in that area respect from the other five recreation reserves already established.

Trees and lawns will be interspersed with swings, wading pools, see saws, sand trays, and a variety of other equipment designed for the amusement and enjoyment of the younger generation. The new area, which will be situated on South terrace, at the corner of Goodwood road, will be named Princess Elizabeth Playground, in honor of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. It will be about one acre in extent. Playgrounds of a similar type have been established at West, East, and South terraces, Adelaide. Lefevre terrace, and Mackinnon parade, North Adelaide.
News (Adelaide), 13 November 1928.


Address:South Terrace, Princess Elizabeth Playground, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.936493
Long: 138.591465
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Designer:August Peizer


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 17th September, 1929
Front Inscription
Princess Elizabeth Playground
Source: MA
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