Council aquatic facilities to reopen

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise Council aqua parks and water play areas will reopen from Saturday 16 May 2020, with residents encouraged to practice safe social distancing.

This is due to the easing of State Government restrictions. Council aquatic facilities were closed on Saturday 24 March at the direction of the State Government due to coronavirus.

The following facilities will reopen, and include:

  • Upper Kedron aquatic playground, Ferny Grove - aqua park includes an all abilities, level splash area, elevated water play elements, sprayers/jets/bubblers and interactive water table with wheelchair access
  • Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks – water play area
  • Wynnum waterplay, The Whimsical Whales - metropolitan playground with water play
  • South Bank aquatic facilities (South Bank Lagoon closed for essential maintenance until 1 July).

Small water features contained in playgrounds that will also reopen, include:

  • Booker Place Park – small wishing well pump
  • Dixon Street playground - small water play area
  • Decker Park - a hand pump
  • Ascot Park – a hand pump
  • Karawatha Nature Playground – the water hand pump and dry creek bed adjacent to the Karawatha Discovery Centre
  • Lanham Park – a hand pump.

Please note the Wynnum Public Wading Pool will remain closed until its annual closure from June to September.

Council encourages all residents to continue to practice safe social distancing and hygiene while using Council facilities.

As updates are available, they will be included on Council’s website. For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and is following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.

For health advice or information visit and download the Government’s COVIDSafe app.

Date posted:
Last updated:15 May 2020
Topics: coronavirus