Hyde Park Water Playground
Corner of Vincent Street and Throssell Street, North Perth.
The water playground at Hyde Park, North Perth has recently reopened just in time for summer. The water playground is situated on the Vincent Street side of Hyde Park close to the ‘conventional’ playground. The original water playground was closed in 2010 after unacceptable levels of bacteria were found in the water. A new water playground has been built and the mosaic floors of the old playground have been retained and sit along side it serving as a decorative feature.
I visited the water playground on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss 4
and Miss Almost 2 and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
I should imagine that it would get very busy during the summer
months. At first I did fail the IQ test as I could not see how to
turn the water features on! I was looking for an obvious big ON
button but I just couldn’t find one. After walking around it a
couple of times and examining all the structures I realised that
the green post positioned opposite the water buckets actually has
the magic button on top of it. The button is metal and flat and
blends in with the post and therefore is easily missed.
The water playground has a run time limit of approximately 5
minutes. Once it stops it goes straight back on again when the
button is pressed.
My two girls loved it! We didn’t come prepared so they were
playing in it fully clothed until they decided to strip off. It
didn’t matter, it was all part of the fun!
There are overhead buckets that tip over once they are filled with water, lots of spray jets and two spray cannons.
The water playground is not shaded so make sure bring along hats and plenty of suncream. There is a picnic shelter situated a few feet away and four benches positioned underneath a large pine tree which offers some shade. Although beware – you may have a pine cone land on your head!
The toilet block is situated close by near the Hyde Park
playground and there are several BBQ stations dotted around the
You do need to keep a close eye on little people who may like to
wander as the water playground is situated next to the lake at
Hyde Park and also in close proximity to Vincent Street. The
playground is not fenced so little people could easily find
themselves in a dangerous situation.
There is no car park within the vicinity of the water playground. Free 2P and 3P roadside parking can be found alongside Vincent street, Throssell Street and Glendower. I have had no problem finding parking on weekdays but I should imagine that it would get busy over the weekend.
The water Playground is situated close to the ‘conventional’
playground at Hyde Park so combining a visit to both makes a
great day out for families.
Hyde Park Water Playground
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