Colonel Light Gardens is a suburb located within the City of Mitcham in the greater Adelaide region. The area is 1.58 km². It is known for featuring wide, tree-lined streets, presentable postwar bungalow homes, rounded street corners, and lots of manicured, well maintained open space.
It contains Colonel Light Gardens Primary School, the Colonel Light Gardens RSL, a number of sporting clubs using the name Reade Park, and a multitude of historical parks and gardens. It also contains many paved and unpaved laneways, alleyways and bike tracks, most of which do not appear on maps.