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.
The Waterplay Park opens for the 2018/19 summer season at 10am on Saturday 29 September 2018.
Hours of operation
Between 10am and 6pm
Early October to late March every year
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.
Water for the park comes from the roof of the Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre.
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.