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Recreation

In Alexandrina, we are a diverse region with landscapes that cater for a variety of recreational and sporting activities for all ages. Whether it's a simple walk along the beach, a hike in the Coxe Scrub, kicking a footy in the park or a cycle along the Encounter Bikeway; we have a diverse range of parks and grounds to facilitate the regions' recreational needs.

For details about recreation groups, clubs and opportunities in the council region, please visit www.sacommunity.org.

1. Encounter Bikeway
2. Goolwa Sports Stadium
3. Star Club Program
4. Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool
5. Skate Park Directory


The Encounter Bikeway

The Bikeway is an on-road and shared trail that links the coastal city of Victor Harbor and the river port town of Goolwa, via the coastal towns of Port Elliot and Middleton. The total distance of the bikeway is 30km. However, a range of riding distances is available, making it suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

Click here for the official Bikeway brochure.


Goolwa Sports Stadium

The Goolwa Sports Stadium is located in Glendale Grove, Goolwa.

The indoor sports court is available for hire – please phone Alexandrina Council on 8555 7000. 


Star Club Program

The STARCLUB Field Officer provides direction and support to foster a vibrant sport and active recreation club culture in our region.  The aim of the program is to work with communities to provide more opportunities for more people to become involved in club sport and active recreation.  This is achieved by

  • Striving for a culture of excellence in club management structures, processes and practices
  • Establishing a strong community profile by building partnerships through sustainable relationship development
  • Developing strategies, both internally and with stakeholders, to establish a sustainable and resilient sport and active recreation environment.

For more information on the STARCLUB program, click here.


Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool

YMCA of SA manages the Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool for Alexandrina Council.

Please direct all enquiries to:

Phone: 8536 2559 (Pool)

Email: strathpool@ymca.org.au

Web: www.sa.ymca.org.au/our-centres/Strathalbyn-pool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Strathalbyn-Community-Swimming-Pool/350327698476158 

Location: 1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn

Heated Pool  *Hot Showers* Qualified Lifeguards

This heated outdoor pool is located in the centre of town.  With a nearby playground and children's equipment it's great for the kids.  Opens mid October to mid April.

Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool Pricing and Details 2015-16






Alexandrina Skate Park Directory

The Alexandrina region boasts recreational facilities built to suit skaters, BMX riders, scooters and roller skaters. With four diverse facilities from Port Elliot to Strathalbyn, Alexandrina youth and adults have a space for their needs on wheels. 

Council opened the new Strathalbyn skate park on April 13, 2014. The park was built by global leaders in skate park design and innovation, Convic, with an overall delivery of a modern and integrated multi-use skate facility catering for skate, BMX and inline user groups. The park also has shaded grassed areas, set off by native landscaping by the Council Parks abd Gardens team.

Please note that the Goolwa and Strathalbyn Skate Parks are legislated 24 hour dry areas.  No alcohol is allowed to be brought to or consumed on the skate park grounds and surrounds.

**Remember, it is compulsory to wear a helmet approved to Australian Standards when riding.  Protective equipment, including, gloves and enclosed footwear are highly recommended.  


1. Port Elliot Half-Pipe
2. Middleton Half Pipe 4 foot high concrete halfpipe with roll ins on both sides.
3. Goolwa Skate Park & BMX Track. Well constructed concrete park with bowl, spine, hump, blocks, rails, banks etc.
4. Strathalbyn Skate Park. Built by Convic in early 2014, this park has a great bowl and street area which contains a rail, banks, quarters, ledges and manual pads. Grassed area, seating and shelter.

Map of Skate Parks in Alexandrina


Alexandrina Oval Directory

1. Goolwa Oval

Goolwa Recreation Ground Committee Inc.

PO Box 559

Goolwa SA  5214

Oval address: Recreational Grounds Hutchinson Street Goolwa

Contact: President – Mr Jim Giddings 8555 2037  PO box 559 Goolwa SA 5214

2. Port Elliot Oval

Port Elliot Oval Management Committee

C/- 165a Esplanade

Brighton  SA  5045

Oval Address: Oval North Terrace Port Elliot

Contact: President – Mr Gavin Carnegie-Smith  8298 9468 Po Box 1204 Glenelg South SA 5045

3. Strathalbyn Oval

Strathalbyn Oval Controlling Committee Inc

Po Box 109

Strathalbyn SA 5255

Oval Address: 11-25 Sports Ground Coronation Road Strathalbyn

Contact: Secretary – Ms Trish Clark 8536 8380 Po Box 109 Strathalbyn SA 5255

4. Langhorne Creek Oval

Langhorne Creek Memorial Park Inc.

C/- The Secretary

Po Box 826

Langhorne Creek  5255

Oval Address: Sports Ground Murray Road Langhorne Creek

Contact: Secretary – Mr Michael Potts  No Further Information Available

5. Ashbourne Oval

Ashbourne War Memorial Centre Inc

C/- The Secretary

Ashbourne  5157

Oval Address: 1293 Bull Creek Road Ashbourne SA 5157

Contact: Mr Tony Randall 0402 245 747 Po Box 1165 Strathalbyn SA 5255

6. Mount Compass Community Centre Oval

Mount Compass War Memorial Community Centre Inc

Po Box 207

Mount Compass   SA   5210

Oval Address: Lot 5 Burgess Drive Mount Compass

Contact: Secretary – Ms Jodie Connor 8556 8194   Po Box 207 Mount Compass SA 5210

7. Mount Compass Burgess Oval

Mount Compass War Memorial Community Centre Inc

Po Box 207

Mount Compass   SA   5210

Oval Address: Community Centre Peters Terrace Mount Compass

Contact: Secretary – Ms Jodie Connor 8556 8194   Po Box 207 Mount Compass SA 5210

8. Milang Oval

Milang Oval Incorporated

C/- Post Office

Milang  SA  5256

Oval Address: 1406 Milang Road Milang SA 5256

Contact: Secretary – Mr Garry Vivian  8537 0193 Po Box Milang SA 5256

9. Finniss Oval

Finniss Cricket Club Inc

C/- Po Box 888

Goolwa  SA  5214

Oval Address: 4 Hamley Terrace  Finniss SA 5255

Contact: President – Mr Joe Hill Po Box 888 Goolwa SA 5214

Map of Alexandrina Oval Locations