Wynnum Aqua Park project

As part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities and delivering vibrant, liveable communities the Wynnum Aqua Park, located on The Esplanade on the Wynnum Foreshore is being upgraded. 

Summary

Address Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
Ward Wynnum Manly
Project outcome Improved accessible aquatic facilities
Latest update Construction started in early September 2017

About the project

The Wynnum Aqua Park plays an important role in contributing to the recreational value of the Wynnum Foreshore.

The project will transform the existing aquatic playground to a reinvigorated, interactive water play environment that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

Works will involve:

  • installing a spray zone with a splash tower with an overhead tipping bucket, water spray features and directional jets
  • creating elevated water play areas
  • creating a toddler water play area with a bubbling stream
  • redefining the existing whale water play area with new water spouting whales that meet safe grade requirements
  • installing boat shaped walls beached on sandbanks, with waterspouts at the bow to replicate waves splashing
  • constructing a new concrete pathway incorporating existing fish artwork.

The existing shelter, BBQ area and timber jetty will be retained and new seating areas around the garden edges will be installed to provide a shaded viewing area for the water play area. Some of the existing park benches will be relocated adjacent to the toddler water play area.

The project will provide more play features for children of all ages and abilities by delivering a more family-friendly atmosphere.

Timing

Construction started in early September 2017 and is expected to be completed in late November 2017, weather permitting, ready for use this summer.

Works will be undertaken from 6:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Residents will be notified if any out of hours’ works are required. 

Impacts during construction

To maintain safety while these works are undertaken, the existing aquatic playground will be closed during the upgrade, however the adjacent playground and amenities such as the BBQ’s, picnic area and toilets will remain open. Safe pedestrian and cyclist access around the worksite will be maintained at all times.

One mature Hoop Pine in the vicinity of the works is required to be removed. A replacement Hoop Pine will be planted as part of the project.

No changed traffic conditions are expected as a result of this project however, traffic controllers will be on-site when required.

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the work may experience impacts such as noise, heavy vehicle movements, dust and vibration.

Council would like to apologise to local residents and aqua park users for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience while we undertake these important works.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Wynnum Aqua Park upgrade project, you can:

  • complete the online contact form
  • phone the project information line on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Wynnum Aqua Park project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
28 September 2017