I saw that some PIA members avoided Elder Park last pm because of the predicted crowds. We went there for the children's fireworks at 2100 and had a great time. Lots of families picnicking on the banks of the Torrens, a band was playing, stalls selling hotdogs, crepes etc. Lots of room for everyone. I'd highly recommend it for families or people who don't want the midnight crush but still want to get out on New Years Eve. There's always next year.