REVIEW: Wynnum Wading Pool Park & Playground is a Splashing Good Time!
The Wynnum Wading Pool Park is a fabulous option for children of all ages.
Where is Wynnum Wading Pool Park?
Address – 173 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
The Wynnum wading pool has it all!
- wading pool
- park & BBQ facilities
The park is situated on the beautiful, Wynnum foreshore on Moreton Bay, right next to the Wynnum jetty and comes with its own beach – Pandanus Beach. The Moreton Bay area and islands are known as Quandamooka to the indigenous population.
Families Tip: There is a limited amount of parking in the carpark, however plenty is available in nearby streets. There is also a bus stop directly in front of the park and the Wynnum Central train station is a short 20 minute walk away.
Tell me about the playground
Like may of the other parks we have reviewed, the playground is set up for both big and smaller kids. The big kids will have the run of the park with a climbing fort, complete with slide and climbing net. There is also a sailing ship suspended in the air that they can climb on or through! Beside the ship is a climbing net and suspended steps and on the other side of the playground is a huge climbing net and swings.
The smaller children will love the ‘fish and chip’ shop setup on a boardwalk for them. If they don’t want to shop, they can use the fishing pole to catch fish or slide down the slide. There is also a cute picture with holes cut out for their heads, so they can become fish.
The entire playground is set on sand, so is perfect for little feet, however you will need hat and sunscreen as it isn’t entirely shaded.
If that playground isn’t enough, right beside it is the Wynnum Waterpark – and it’s free! If you cannot make it in to South Banks legendary Streets Beach, this is also an excellent choice. It is an area of fountains and waterplay, complete with a giant tipping bucket, which the big kids will love. Water is piped up to a large suspended bucket, and when the bucket is full, it tips over spilling water over the kids below. This is a huge hit with big kids!
For smaller kids, canals and water blocks have been built into the ground to allow the waterflow and be blocked off by budding engineers. There is also a boat and whale to climb over that are sprayed with water. Parents can sit (dry and shaded!) beside this area on astro turf.
Wynnum Wading Pool
Beside the playground is the Wynnum Wading Pool, opened in 1933. It is a tidal pool, meaning that it fills with sea water at high tide and gates shut at low tide to stop the water going out.
The pool has a sandy base and is only 75cm deep, meaning it is perfect for kids. There is a small waterslide at one end for little thrill seekers.
The pool is closed every year from June to September.
Wynnum Wading Pool Park facilities
The park is perfect for barbeques and get-togethers, however arrive early and it can get very busy! Beside the playground and waterpark there are many picnic tables, benches and free barbeques under the shade of trees, however only 1 purpose built shelter. In summer you can find families set up with their own shade.
Along the foreshore where the wading pool is, there are more barbeques and purpose built shaded areas with picnic tables.
There are toilets onsite, complete with wheelchair access and changing facilities. The entire park is wheelchair accessible, however there are no pieces of special needs playground equipment.
This park is perfect for riding bikes with wide paths along the foreshore and through the park itself. My daughter loved riding around, until she got too distracted by the playground equipment!
The park is unfenced, however the playground and waterpark are set back from the road. There is space for running around and playing games, some of which is shaded.
Wynnum Water Park Pool cannot be booked for special events.
Are dogs allowed?
There is no off leash area at the park.
- Spring rocking surfboard, boat and ocean creatures
- Large climbing fort with climbing nets and slide
- Small boardwalk with ‘fish and chip shop’, slide and small boat
- Wobbly suspended ship that rocks
- Large climbing net
Nearest café or restaurant to the Wynnum Wading Pool?
Pelican’s Nest Wynnum is just across the road from the park, offering great breakfast and seafood menus, as well as a menu just for the kids.