Bright Splash Park

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Bright Splash Park
4.5
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Ashfaq F
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Must do in Bright on warm days
Apr 2021 • Family
My kids had an amazing time at this park that has fun water activities. Don’t forget to take your swimming costumes!
Written April 2, 2021
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia5,548 contributions
Attractive shady fun place
Feb 2021
Large shaded area with various water based play activities for kids of all ages. Includes a large water dumper which can be filled using spray guns. Attractive shady fun place.
Written February 10, 2021
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Wendy12045
Melbourne, Australia95 contributions
Great water park for kids of all ages
Jan 2021 • Family
Took a 3 and 6 year old and they had a ball here. So much to do with lots of huge trees to sit under. Would recommend this as a family activity. Playground nearby as well and restaurant a short walk as well.
Written January 27, 2021
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Paul
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
Awesome fun
Jan 2021
Our kids (seven and five) and myself had a great time playing in the splash park. We were in Bright for four days and we were at the park and in the river every day for hours. The Splash Park has a range of water-based play including spray guns, hoops to run through, fountains and an enormous water dumper.
There are lawn areas for a picnic and loads of shady trees.
Next to the park there is a diving board into the deeper part of the river along with two water slides - the steel slide is free and the green water slide is a $1 donation to the Rotary Club for each use. There are life savers on duty during summer between 1pm and 6pm.
Written January 18, 2021
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Peter S
Rome, Italy3,151 contributions
Fun with the kids in the crystal waters of the Morses Creek at Splash Park in Bright.
Nov 2020
Review covers Splash Park in Centenary Park on Delany Avenue in Bright

State government had relaxed lockdown constraints and, from Monday 09Nov20, the entire state was available to us. We had already planned ahead and were up and out early that morning leading the exodus from the city for the emptiness of the Victorian Highlands to the north. The Great Alpine Road and the sparkling novelty of Bright beckoned – it was our first visit there -- time to explore the township and surroundings in times of Covid-19.
We had close on a week in Bright at a gorgeous Airbnb place on Delany Road east of the township, with a 10 minutes-walk into town most days that took us over the Morses Creek Bridge, which is how we came to find Splash Park. Lean over the parapet and watch the kids (and sometimes the mums and dads with them) chancing their luck with the different activities in the Splash Park playground and in the adjacent open water.
It was an immediate attraction for our two kids, and we eventually spent three afternoons that week in the shallow water of the creek building dams, swimming in the deeper more challenging flow of the Ovens River (just the oldies in the group) and exploring the showers, races, water guns and bucket dump of the well-organized Splash Park.
The place was literally a kids’ heaven and easily became the highlight of our week in Bright that mid-November; sunny spring weather for much of the time and with the water really cold, but not sufficient to reduce the enthusiasm of everyone for time well-spent in Centenary Park. And the name of the park? To one side of the green sward there’s a small rock cairn (with what looks like a dredging bucket on top) with a plaque that dates from 1962. It celebrates the original pioneers to the district 100 years ago.
Splash Park is to one side of the Morses Creek where it joins the Ovens River. There’s a foot/bike bridge over the creek at this point that neatly links both sides of Centenary Park (otherwise you’d have to ford the creek – water up to your mid-calves – or walk back to the Delany/main road bridge. So, the foot/bike bridge is a good place to watch the kids (of all ages) in Splash Park, the little ones in the creek and the big ones in the Ovens River.
There’s also a couple of big kid/adult activities – slides each side of the river and a running/jumping pier/deck that enables you to reach mid-river with a reasonable sprint - the realm of the adventurous/big kids. You’d need to be confident in the water when in the Ovens River, however, for it’s well over your head at centre with fast-moving flow. There’s a second footbridge, this time across the Ovens River, a few metres from where the Morses Creek joins and, crucially, downstream of the bridge is a steep section of rapids. No one was swimming close to the wide-span bridge.
For all the reference to potential hazards and skill levels required this was a place of fun with a capital ‘F’, and a considerable asset to the community for locals and tourists alike. Our compliments to the township with the planning and investment made. No reference to admission fee – everything is available gratis (although this may not be the case with the larger of the two slides).
We tended to stay on the grass across from the concrete deck/pipes and formal play area of Splash Park next to the Morses Creek. Here we could capture the afternoon sun and easily follow our two little kids into the water – this thing about kids and water and the need to keep everyone in sight and within arms length.*
For much of our time we enjoyed the challenge of rebuilding an older and defunct DIY dam across the Morses Creek, raising the height of the water upstream of the dam by 100 mm or so and leaving a gap at centre of a metre or more that provided an exciting speed hike for our small inflatable plastic float/boat. So, lots of time drifting 50 m downstream, climbing out and walking back on the grass to repeat the cycle – with an adult always in tow/on board.
From where we were seated, we could watch the few courageous kids and adults collecting beneath the bucket dump – they looked cold huddled together – for the auto cycle of ‘fill and tip’ which cascades >50 litres of water from a height of >4 m. No, we did not venture to share that particular challenge. You’re also out of range of the water guns when across the creek.
The other advantage of sitting where we did was access to the public-toilets just 70 m up the slope on Mountbatten Ave. The larger slide was located on the river behind the toilets. It was locked up, out-of-use and seemed to be semi-abandoned; it also looked like a ‘slide-too-far’ for our kids – steep, curved, fast.
And the other attractive feature of Splash Park – location, location, location – it was just five minutes from the gelateria on Delany Ave. Without fail, once tiredness set in and when the afternoon was ending, we headed to the gelateria to enjoy the delights of the ice cream choices/flavours offered. Not the most attractive pavement on which to sit, but there were no complaints with taste and with the pleasure eating that followed.
Bright, for us, will always be memories of the delightful water park around the confluence of the creek and the river followed by some delicious gelati.

Peter Steele
15Jan21

*Don’t take any chances in the water given annual drowning statistics in the country. In the 12 months to June 2020 248 people drowned of which 82 were in inland waterways.
Written January 17, 2021
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JordsRP
Geelong, Australia89 contributions
Free and Fun for the Family
Dec 2020 • Family
Located in the city centre. If you have kids, they will enjoy this park. Good place to take a dip during warm/hot weather. Lifeguards are on duty. Quite a few fun things for kids and adults to enjoy. Fon’t forget to have a go at the slides.
Written January 9, 2021
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itsBG
Melbourne, Australia881 contributions
Popular spot
Dec 2020
Great to see the town embrace its' natural resources and encourage people to use the river. Lots to do, and lots of people!
Written December 31, 2020
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John G
Echuca, Australia167 contributions
Outstanding
Nov 2020
This is a wonderful facility for all the family to enjoy. Plenty of cool, clean water, a variety of action sites for the children, delightfully maintained and so clean. Everything was well-maintained and staff were obviously devoted to maintaining a high class facility. This is credit to the town.
Written November 28, 2020
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Bonnie Charlotte
8 contributions
Great for kids
Nov 2020 • Family
A lovely splash park which is great to cool down on a hot summers day. Situated in the centre of Bright. You can swim in the river, jump off the diving platform or run through the sprinkler water features. My 2 year old loved paddling in the river.
Written November 22, 2020
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C...
Bendigo, Australia25,956 contributions
Refreshing playground
Oct 2020
What an incredible idea! This park will enchant children and adults alike... this playground is designed for the warmer months. It is filled full of watery delights such as guns that shoot water, unexpected fountains and it's all at the edge of the creek.

Nearby there is a diving board and a slide that sends you right into the Ovens River. It's a delightful idea and you can imagine the squeals from children as they are hit with unexpected bursts of water.
Written October 23, 2020
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