Update – 29th April 2016
Jack and I headed back here in late April, when the weather was warm enough to dip our feet. The water felt cool, but it didn’t seem to deter Jack. He headed in with gusto, and loved the water under his feet. It was easy to navigate the sections., even for me who chose to stay out of the watery depths. Definitely worth the trip (all of 5 minutes for me) and the tantrum when it’ was time to leave!
In Saltwater Coast estate, along Saltwater Promenade (after Citybay Drive). You can find the park quite easily, as its pops up right when you see the waterways. The waterways frame the walking tracks along and around the park. You can also stroll down to check out the city views or perform a few simple exercises at the exercise stations located along the way. There’s a coffee shop close by and public toilets are around as well. We were here in mid Oct, the weekend before the park officially opened. It’s had numerous problems with sand getting into the crocodile and blocking the water flow. They had it turned off for a few weeks to try and fix the problems. Not sure if it’s working currently. There is a facebook page that you can follow for updates though.
- plenty of shaded BBQ’s
- water play park – the water comes out of the crocodile’s mouth, flows around into an ankle-depth river, and empties where the water fountains dance and play
- plenty of boardwalks and concrete paths to walk and ride
- Rubber soft surface for little feet (water area)
- sandy area where the play equipment is
- rope swings (as pictured)
- several metal slides
- fort style climbing equipment
the sporadic nature of the water fountains. They’d appear and disappear, they get small and then grow to huge sizes. Being a new park, they are missing shade cover, but once the trees grow and mature, this park will be great. We were here when Jack wasn’t walking so we need to venture back here for a play now that Jack is up and walking around.