A FREE water play area will be the coolest attraction at Nurragingy Reserve this summer.
It opened in time for the spring school holidays and is a project of Blacktown Council and Western Sydney Parklands Trust.
Located near the Wren picnic area, the water play area has a large windmill, a water wall spray fountain, jets, cannons and bucket dumpers — all of them dispersing water.
It's open daily from 10am to 3.30pm until December and in autumn next year.
Hours will be extended to 9am to 6.30pm in summer, and the area will close in winter.
A spokeswoman said the council had been inundated with positive feedback via social media and emails.
The Sun, too, has been inundated with feedback about the attraction.
"It's fantastic and my daughter loves it so much that we've been twice in the last few days," Belle Petersen said.
"The only downfall is it needs toilets: the closest ones are 500 metres away."
Shannon Hudson said: "I am impressed with Nurragingy's newest addition. Perfect just to sit around in the sun with a picnic while the kids play."
Blacktown councillor Stephen Bali said the water play area was in the pipeline for several years and was put into action after the council's lease of Nurragingy Reserve was extended.
The Blacktown Showground Precinct also has a water play area with a variety of fun elements.
"The council is always considering new and enjoyable outdoor recreational opportunities to benefit residents and visitors of Blacktown city," a spokeswoman said. "It is unknown at this time whether additional water play areas will be installed in the city."
View a gallery of youngsters enjoying themselves in the water play area:http://www.blacktownsun.com.au/story/1818161/gallery-nurragingy-reserve-water-park/