When the days are long and hot and the home sprinkler system isn’t cutting the mustard, take the kids to one of these water play parks to cool down with some good old fashioned outdoor fun. 

James Ruse Reserve

Popular with kids of all ages, James Ruse Reserve offers fun makers spontaneous water jets streaming from the ground, mushroom fountains and interactive water play guaranteed to put a smile on the dial. BYO picnic and utilise the BBQ facilities on hand. 

Hassall Street Harris Park; Open daily 9:00am – 8:00pm

James Ruse Reserve

James Ruse Reserve. Image: Carla Dibbs

Philip Ruddock Water Playground

A local gem for some time, Philip Ruddock Water Playground is popular for all the right reasons. Misting tunnels, tipping buckets and miniature creek with hands-on pump, the playground caters for kids big and small. Grab a coffee and cake from nearby café 'The Container' and watch the kids create memories. 

Yates Avenue Dundas Valley; Open daily 9:00am – 8:00pm

Philip Ruddock Water Playground

Philip Ruddock Water Playground. Image: Supplied.

Ollie Webb Reserve

This all-inclusive play space is not only home of good times for little people, but the water play section is also a popular feature at the reserve in warmer months. Make it a day out and utilise the parks BBQ and picnic space. Read more about Ollie Webb Reserve

Glebe Street Parramatta 2150; Open daily 9:00am – 8:00pm

Note: Ollie Webb Reserve water play equipment is currently closed for maintenance. Other playground equipment within Ollie Webb Reserve Playground remains open for your enjoyment.

Boy playing under sprinklers at Ollie Webb Reserve

Ollie Webb Reserve. Image: Carla Dibbs

Blaxland Riverside Park

While not specifically a water playground, we couldn’t go without mentioning Blaxland Riverside Park. One of the many play options at the park, the water play circle is definitely one of the most popular on warmer days. The Armory Wharf Café nearby fuels mum and dad while kids feed off the fun!

Jamieson Street Sydney Olympic Park; Open daily 10:00am – 4:00pm

Blaxland Riverside Park

Blaxland Riverside Park. Image: Carla Dibbs.