Steel Park Waterplay Park

The Steel Park Waterplay Park will re-open for the summer season on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Steel Park Waterplay Park, Illawarra Road, Marrickville South

Steel Park Waterplay Park is a water playground with water fountains and sprinklers open during the warmer months.

The waterplay park will be open from 1 October 2020 to 18 April 2021.

Hours of operation

10am and 6pm

Features of the waterplay park

The park includes:

  • a 'source' feature representing the water flowing from the mountains
  • a 'rills' section representing water flowing in a river across plains, and
  • an 'estuary' feature which includes a collection of jets and sprays.

Water sensitive design

The waterplay park was designed to encapsulate the total water cycle.

Runoff from the park, car park and surrounding streets is treated through grassed swales and rain gardens before it enters the Cooks River.

A man-made saltmarsh on the banks of the Cooks River was built as part of the waterplay park project. It helps enhance water quality in the Cooks River, filtering nutrients and run-off.


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Page last updated: 26 Feb 2021