Parks & Playgrounds Kids Activities Melbourne
Riverwalk water park opened in October 2014 but was closed shortly afterwards because some of the surfaces were a bit slippery. It reopened again in December and already, we've spent many a sunny day there.
The park is operated on a timer system and has two silver poles where the kids hold their hand on to start the water. There are lots of great fountains and sprinklers, as well as water soaker cannons (watch out Mums and Dads!). There's also a water play feature where the kids can pump the water themselves, which the little ones seem to love!
There's a large playground adjacent to the water park, so if water play isn't your 'thing', there's still plenty of fun to be had. If my 3 year old son didn't need a day nap, we could easily spend all day here.
- There are BBQ's and some large shaded picnic tables, but the waterpark and playground aren't shaded, so plan accordingly.
- Public toilets located at the nearby basketball courts.
Where: New Market Road, Werribee
When: From October to April, the water play feature operates from 9am to 8pm.
May to September, 10am-5pm
Best of all, it's FREE!
*There have been occasions where the water features haven't operated and the maintenance crew assure me they're working hard to iron out the last few 'kinks'. For that reason, it's best to go with a contingency plan. The Werribee Open Outdoor Pool is nearby, lots of fun and reasonably priced. Werribee Zoo also has an excellent water play area located at the Hippo enclosure (check their website for entry costs)
Thanks to our Westie feature writer Faith and her little man for kid-testing this ace water play hangout!