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Media Release


28 September 2018

Water Play Parks Open for Season

With summer just around the corner and the number of warmer days on the rise, the City of Parramatta has reopened its popular water play parks for the season: James Ruse Reserve in Harris Park and Philip Ruddock Water Playground in Dundas Valley.

The parks, which are open between 9am and 8pm every day, are fun outdoor spaces for children of all ages to enjoy. Both water playgrounds include a range of features, such as fountains, tipping buckets, water jets and other interactive components.

“Not only do these water play parks offer welcome relief from the heat, but they also provide a place for families and the community to come together and take advantage of some of the incredible recreational spaces the City has on offer,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.

“Now that spring has arrived and we’re starting to experience some balmy days, it’s the ideal time to plan a visit to one of these fantastic water play parks.”

James Ruse Reserve is the largest water playground in the Parramatta area, while Philip Ruddock Water Playground is the newest in the region. Both playgrounds boast sun coverage thanks to shade cloths, however visitors are still encouraged to be sun smart.

In addition to these water play parks, the City of Parramatta has more than 300 parks and reserves available to its residents and visitors. Many of these parks provide barbeque and picnic facilities, and more than 150 of them also feature playgrounds. 

Council is continuing to upgrade and maintain its parks and reserves as part of its ongoing commitment to delivering quality open spaces to the community. For more information and for a full list of Parramatta’s parks visit parks and reserves.

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