Pirrama Park is a beautifully landscaped harbour front recreational area in Pyrmont, Sydney. With grasslands, a playground, cafe, public bathrooms, sheltered bay for swimming and wide avenues, it’s the perfect spot for a family gathering.
The former water police base was given a complete overhaul to create a space where inner city families could relax on the waterfront. Watch out for the markers that designate the original shoreline on the esplanade.
Pirrama means ‘rocking stone’ in the Gadigal language, with the name given to the park in tribute to the first Australians who lived in the area.
The Pirrama Park Playgound has plenty of excellent features including an accessible spinner that ensures kids of all abilities can enjoy the play equipment.
In the warmer months, water fountains spurt out of the ground in sporadic patterns, and a shade cloth over the sand pit gives kids a place to play without getting burned.
Undercover barbecues mean the park is great place for picnics and birthday parties, too.
Modern, well-maintained bathrooms (including baby change facilities inside a disabled toilet) are a welcome addition to the park, and lunch is taken care of with the excellent Call Me Harris cafe. The open-air cafe features plenty of shaded seating.
Read more about Call Me Harris cafe here.
Pirrama Park is located at the end of Harris Street Pyrmont. There is metered parking available on the streets, or you can catch the 389 bus.
Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby!