Kids Fun at Riverside
Water Jet Plaza
Suitable for kids of all ages the Water Jet Plaza is the perfect place for kids to cool off over the warmer months. Located in Rod Laver Plaza the water jets are in operation from 9am weekdays and 8am on weekends. From sunset until 10pm the plaza is transformed into a magical water and light show which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. For ease of access there is a lift located on Quay Street adjacent to Boathouse Rockhampton restaurant.
Fitzroy Adventure Playground
The Riverside Precinct’s new state of the art playground is sure to keep the kids, and adults, entertained for hours on end. Sitting at eight metres above the ground, the Skywalk is the focal point of the playground where kids and adults can safely move between the towers via bridges. A Spacenet acts as the entry point to the Skywalk from which kids can then exit through jumbo enclosed slides and land on a soft fall ground. Under the shade sails below the Skywalk, smaller slides and climbing structures including rock climbing walls and nets will keep the younger kids entertained. A dedicated play area for toddlers features a small fort structure with a smaller slide and climbing objects.
The Fitzroy Adventure Playground also encompasses sails and umbrellas to provide shading, a terraced seating area on the upper playground, high stool seating and automatic switch off drinking fountains which includes a dog dish for our four legged friends. Located at the southern end of the Riverside Precinct, on the corner of William and Quay Streets, the playground is open every day and has lighting that is programmed to turn on at sunset and remain on until 10pm. Parking is available along Quay Street or the lower bank carpark adjacent to the Sand Wharf.