The Best Water Play Parks and Pools in the Inner West

Water play in the Inner West

We love getting out - throw in some water and it's the perfect day out!! Here are some of our favourite spots....

Blaxland Riverside Park

Hands down one of our favourite spots. Not only is the water play area one of the biggest around, there is also a fantastic playground, sandpits, scooter path and plenty of wide open space! There are plenty of umbrellas scattered around for shade in the hot weather - so pack a picnic and spend the day!

Blaxland Riverside Park

Steel Park Water Play

Bordering a gorgeous playground - the Steel Park water play is small but loaded with fun. Follow the river, race your boats made from sticks and leaves and face the fountains! This is a lovely shaded water play area perfect for the younger kids.

If you need a coffee fix the well known Adora Chocolate shop is minutes away.

Steel Park Waterplay

Cathy Freeman Park

See the famous Olympic Cauldron up close and splash and play as the water rains down on you. A great spot to scooter or ride, there is also a playground  right next to the fountain.

Cathy Freeman Park

Fanny Durack Pool

Located in historic Petersham Park, the Fanny Durack pool is a fantastic spot to hang out in the warmer months. With 2 pools and a small water play area - his pool suits all ages and swimming levels. There are also gorgeous grassy spots to lay out your towel, tables and a small kiosk and cafe to feed the family.

Fanny Durack

Splashers: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

This isn't a water play list with out mentioning the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Available all year round, regardless of weather - this is water play on steroids! The Splash play area is huge and full of fountains, buckets, rope swings, slippery slides and of course the huge bucket which spills and enormous amount of water when the bells ring. There is a great outdoor area where you can picnic and a cafe upstairs.

Sydney Olympic PArk Aquatic Centre

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre - Enmore Pool

Another indoor centre that has a small water play splash area. Perfect for the little ones they can wade in the shallow pool, run through the fountains and generally just get wet and have fun! There are also two other large pools to play in and of course the pool is located in gorgeous Enmore Park. Home to the famous Rocket Ship you can grab some food at the Annette Kellerman Cafe or Miss Petty Cash.

Enmore pool