Putney Park and its splendid playgrounds make a great day out for Sydney kids.
You might hear this place described at Putney Water Park, because of its excellent splash park play area.
Putney Park is delightful for a very sunny winter’s day and just sublime in summer. My family has been having fun at Putney Park for over a decade…..mostly nude.
The humungous slide is a big draw for the older children, little ones need to sit on mum or dad’s lap though, it’s pretty scary.
Putney Park Sydney
Pellisier Road Putney 2112
The water features of Putney Park make this is a terrific spot for little kids, though they always have to be watched very closely.
The water play area has two landscaped paddling pools linked by a little river.
There is a bubble beach area and lots of space for kids to splash about, plus huge coloured squares, pyramids and balls dotted here and there which the kids can play around.
Just beside the water play area is a tall metal trellis structure with lots of steps. At the top is the entrance to the long tube slide where a notice clearly states that young children must be accompanied by an adult.
This is a swift and very thrilling slide, one of the longest slides in Sydney (find more great slides here on HSK Plus.)
There is also is a very adventurous playground close to the water at the northern end of the park. Lots of the equipment is beyond the reach of little kids but will thrill your primary aged kids and teenagers.
There is a pyramid-shaped rope climbing frame in the park and a junior play structure. Beside these on the flat grassy area are barbecues and shaded picnic tables.
There’s a smaller playground with good equipment at the south end of the park too, and there’s even another long slide there. Spoilt!
Putney Park is a terrific place to have get-togethers with family and friends, it’s in a pretty central part of Sydney and has all the space and facilities you need for picnics and BBQs.
Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO
Toilets: Toilet blocks beside both playground areas
Enclosed: No, but the water play area is semi-enclosed by a stone wall. No fencing along Parramatta River.
Mum’s report: Putney playground is a lovely spot, especially if you have children of different ages, or need to bring little ones with big ones. The little ones love splashing in the pools and river and the big ones can spend ages climbing in the huge rope structure and scare themselves silly in the tube slide.
Another lovely element of Putney Park is the Parramatta River, just sitting and watching the water flow and boats go past is so relaxing.
Parking: Free car park near water play area, entrance in Pellisier Road
Extra: Gorgeous Greenwich Baths is not far away, click here to read detailed info on Greenwich Baths, a very family friendly Harbour hideaway.
Did you know there is a car ferry which goes between Putney and Mortlake? Here’s the info from Roads and Martime.
Commonly known to locals as the ‘Putney punt’ the Mortlake ferry began operating in 1925 and is the only remaining punt in the Sydney metropolitan area. It crosses the Parramatta River from Hilly Street, Mortlake to Pellisier Road, Putney. This ferry is capable of carrying 18 cars with a safe load limit of 90 tonnes.
Location Operating times
Putney side Monday – Friday (excl public holidays) Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
6.55am – 9.35am and 2.55pm – 6.25pm Continuous operation on demand between 10.45am and 5.35pm
Mortlake side Monday – Friday (excl public holidays) Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
6.45am – 9.25am and 2.45pm – 6.15pm Continuous operation on demand between 10.30am and 5.30pm
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