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