Pirrama Park + Playground at Pyrmont Point: Plan Your Visit Here!

Pirrama Park Sydney and playground

Beautiful Pirrama Park with its delightful playground. Photo credit: James Horan Destination NSW

 
Pirrama Park is an inner city harbourside park that has plenty to see and do for visitors. It might be refereed to as Pyrmont Point Park, but Pirrama is the correct name.

The Pirrama Park playground is an especially good one, with wonderful views over the Harbour.

 

Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park by the Harbour: you can sit by the water, dangle your toes in. This is right beside the play area.

However, you do need to keep a really close on on young children and any who might run off.  It’s all too easy to leap into that glittering harbour.

Here’s a map showing exactly where Pirrama Park is:

 

Pirrama Park swim

Swimming spot at Pirrama Park. Photo credit: James Horan Destination NSW

 

Pirrama Park

Plenty of space in Pirrama Park for picnics and ball games. Great cityscape views

Pirrama Park Pyrmont

This 1.8 hectare park on Sydney Harbour has delightful walks along its wide avenues, plenty of grassy areas for picnics, plus the cafe and water play playground. There are BBQs and public toilets too.  There’s a jetty for private boast, and a small sheltered area for swimming too. 

Pirrama means ‘rocking stone’ in the Gadigal language. This area was once home to wharves and dock workers, then was a base for water police. Some of the land is reclaimed, and you can see the original shoreline marked out on the foreshore esplanade.

After a walk, settle in to play at the playground, you can make a whole day out with a visit to Pirrama Park.

pirrama Park pyrmont water views

Pirrama Park Pyrmont, views towards Anzac Bridge. Photo credit: James Horan Destination NSW

 

Pirrama Park water park play

Pirrama Park water play: there are fountains to play in and plenty of seats to enjoy the views.

 

Pirrama Park Playground

Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

This is a groovy playground with an inner-city feel, set right on the working part of Sydney Harbour. You might hear it referred to as Pyrmont water park sometimes.

The equipment is good, especially the water spouts, fantastic on a hot day in the city.  There are swings, a terrific rope climbing frame, great big sandpit under shade. The kids will love the spicas and slides as well. The accessible spinning roundabout is terrific too. 

There’s plenty of grassy space to kick a ball in this park,  though you may lose a few into the water if you kick too hard.

There are nice wide, flat concrete paths which are good for bikes and trikes.

Enjoy the urban harbour views from the shaded picnic tables or the many benches. Dangle your feet into the water to stay cool.  Bring your swimmers and have a dip.

Cafe: Call Me Harris Cafe is right beside the playground, with plenty seats in the shade.

Toilets:  Yes, modern ones beside the cafe.

Fenced: Not at all, and right beside the water

Shade: Yes, some from trees and umbrellas

Pirrama Park Parking : Some spaces at the end of Harris Street and more on Pirrama Road, can get very busy though.

Public Transport:  The 389 bus comes down to Pirrama Park.

Extra: Pirrama Park is a lovely place to visit after a trip to Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour or a swim at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

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Pirrama Park Sydney

Views over to Balmain from Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park playground

Shaded BBQs and picnic tables

Pirrama Park swings

Swings in the playground

Pirrama Park Pyrmont

The huge sand play area has shade, lovely.

Bathrooms at Pirrama Park

Love a groovy basin at the toilets.

climbing frame Pirrama Park

Climbing frames at the playground

Have you visited Pirrama Park?

What’s your favourite harbourside playground?

 

Thanks to Destination NSW for letting me use three of their photos which are much better than mine!

 

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

6 Comments

  • Reply October 2, 2012

    Bronwyn

    This park looks awesome … but I think you are right that it might be best to wait until my little ones are older. It is a shame that it is not fenced.

    • Reply October 2, 2012

      Seana

      I am amazed sometimes that playgrounds aren’t always fenced by water. Two of mine would be straight in there. In fact Mr6 might still leap in but he’s a good swimmer so would survive. This park would have been my worst nightmare for many years. Gorgeous for me now but I like to be REALLY clear for other families when a playground has dangers.

  • Reply October 2, 2012

    Bronwyn

    I agree I wish that parks close to water where had playgrounds fenced. But I think I might give it a go if I just have one of them … easy to chase. 🙂

    • Reply October 4, 2012

      Seana

      Your life will be SO much easier when they can swim well enough to stay afloat for a bit. I had terrible times when T. was still at the sinking like a stone stage.

  • Reply January 2, 2016

    Kathryn

    Is it possible to get there by ferry?

    • Reply January 2, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hello Kathryn, no there isn’t a ferry that goes nearby. There are buses that go all the way down Harris Street in Pyrmont. If you are a visitor to Sydney staying locally in darling Harbour or the CBD it’s a very short taxi ride.

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