Steel Park Waterplay Park
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.
Opening times – 2023/24 season - Now open
- Dates: 23 September 2023 to 25 April 2024 (inclusive)
- Hours: 9am to 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's construction. It helps enhance water quality in the Cooks River, filtering nutrients and run-off.