Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, NSW

Pirrama Road, Pyrmont  NSW  2046

Activities and play areas
Pyrmont is located west of Sydney CBD, just around from Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. This landscaped park offers enough play areas and facilities for kids of all ages and a family day out.

Playground ground cover: Barkchips under play equipment. Concrete at water play. Sand play and open grassed areas.
Paths: Yes - the wide foreshore esplanade frames the peninsula.
Sand play: Yes - it provides wet and dry sand play and is partially shaded.
Water play (non swim): Yes - timed jets of water which come out in an arc so kids can  try to go under them.

Swimming: There is access to the harbour via stairs near the pontoon, though not officially a swimming spot.
Large open grassed area: Yes, along the waterfront and paths. Plenty of space for picnics and games (just don't kick balls too close to the water!)
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Family space
Benches and seating: Plenty of benches around the play areas (some under shelter). A few picnic tables near the BBQ area and some benches around the grassed areas.
BBQs: Yes - electric, free.
Taps and drinking fountains: Yes, 1 drinking fountain/bubbler near the BBQs.
Dogs allowed: A sign advises that dogs are not allowed in the water play area. Unsure about the grassed area.

Opening times: N/A
Fencing: No fencing around the playground nor at the water's edge.
Shading: Some filtered shade over the BBQ area and some of the seating near the water play. Sheltered seating area near the cafe, but quite high so the sunshine comes in from the sides. Umbrellas provide partial shade over the sand play. Trees scattered throughout the park.
Toilets: Yes, near the cafe.
Rubbish bins / recycling: Bins for general waste.
Signs, restrictions: Unsure.
Power and lights: Lampposts throughout the park.

Cafe / kiosk / restaurant: Yes - Pirrama Park Cafe on site has breakfast, lunch and all day menus as well as a kids' menu. Coffee, cold drinks, icecreams and treats.
Gift shop: No.
Mini-trains or other rides: No.
Attractions, places of interest: Views of both the Harbour Bridge and ANZAC Bridge. Across the bay is the White Bay Cruise Terminal and with luck you might spot a big ship. The Star is a short walk away with Darling Harbour attractions further on.

Getting there
Parking: Metered parking along Pirrama Road (at my guess approximately 60 ish spaces).
Public transport: Bus 443. Light Rail: John Street Square a few hundred meters away; The Star Light Rail further on (approx 500 meters). Harbour acces: No ferry services, however, the floating pontoon is available for private use. Sydney Explorer Bus: Stop 18 The Star.
Wheelchair access: Limited accessible parking spaces. Ramps to the footpath near the accessible parking spots. Access from Harris Street on a slight slope. Paths around the park mostly flat.

Have you been to this park? Let us know what you thought. 

1 comment:

  1. Just saw this recommended on Inner West Mums - great info and will defs bring the kiddos, thanks!