Amenities

The Oaklands Estate has many local amenities that make life both convenient and comfortable.

Schools

The Oaklands Estate Kindergarten is within the Estate boundary on Pethick Tce and has recently undergone a programme of re-development.

There are two State Primary schools equi-distant from the Estate.  Ascot Park Primary School is to the north on Marion Rd and Marion Primary School is across the train line, to the south and both are a 15 minute walk.  Warradale Primary is a 20 minute walk to the west.

Westminster College is immediately across the train line and has easy access via the pedestrian underpass at Marion Station.

Shopping

The Parkholme Shopping Centre is on the north east corner of the area and has a number of specialty shops with a Coles Supermarket as the focus.

This centre has completed a major re-development with many of the specialty stores being re-located and the Coles store being significantly enlarged.  Shops at the centre are:-

Coles Supermarket

Sakura Sushi

Bakers Delight

Parkholme Newsagency

Charlies Super Snack Bar

Sticky Fingers Bakery

Carrig Chemist

Australia Post

 

 

Cheesecake Shop

Yummy Box

Home of Chilli Lovers

 

 

 

 

Marion Shopping Centre is only 10 minutes drive away.

In addition there is a local shopping centre on Oaklands Rd near the entrance to the Oaklands Wetlands and the Marion Outdoor Pool.  It has a clothing repair shop, a hairdresser and a well known Indian restaurant, Delhi Spice

 

Churches

There are two churches attached to the district.  Both of them are located on Oaklands Rd.

 

Transport

The Adelaide-Seaford rail line abuts the Estate immediately with Marion Station only 5 minutes walk from anywhere in the Estate.

The rail line and the station has undergone major development and now has a fully upgraded service including electric trains.  Access to the station is by underpass at the eastern end of the station.

 

For information on the new service times go to the train timetable on the AdelaideMetro webpage.

 

Several TransAdelaide bus lines are accessible along Oaklands Rd and Hendrie St, also within minutes walk from the Estate.  These connect to Marion Shopping Centre and the City.

Recreation

Adjacent to the Estate is the Marion Swimming Centre, an open air heated pool complex that is open from October to April each year.   This centre is in Hendrie St and has a new waterslide.

The surrounds have also had extra shade covering installed, affording users greater comfort and protection.

 

 

The State Swimming Centre adjacent to Marion Shopping Centre is only about 10 minutes drive away.

Oaklands Estate Reserve

The Oaklands Estate Reserve is in the south west corner of the district and offers a large picnic area with BBQs available.  It is well treed with large eucalypts and exotics. 

There are numerous walking trails which are used by many people to walk their dogs.  City of Marion has installed bag dispensers to remove all dog droppings.

The old toilet block has been removed and a twin exeloo now replaces the 4 toilets of the old. 

A plan for redevelopment of the reserve was proposed in May 2017 and the first stage of works is now being undertaken

 

  There is also a vineyard which is undergoing some revitalisation by local residents.   The grapes are old style heritage red and green table grapes which were originally planted in 1923.

Many of the vines are old and a vineyard management programme needs to be installed to recover from years of neglect.

This resource is available to visitors for sharing . 

 

The billabong has been drained and will become a dry land soak.

 

 

 

Adjacent to this reserve and linked to it is the Sturt River Linear Park, a walking and bicycle track.  This track has been newly asphalted and upgraded.  It links Darlington to Glenelg and also links with the Southern Freeway bike track and the Marino Greenways bike track. The bike track crossing of the Seaford rail line has been re-developed.  There is a newly asphalted track with a new controlled gate across the rail line.  This provides a safer straight through crossing.

 

Wetlands

The new wetlands has been completed and has become a well recognised park.   Along the western edge a bio-diversity corridor has been planted by the Friends of the Sturt River

 

Recreation Plaza

The City of Marion has completed a Recreation Plaza based upon a new skate facility.  It is on the northern edge of the Wetlands adjacent to Oaklands Road.  This facility closes at 10 pm each night when the lights are turned off.

Building of the second stage development of this area is now complete.