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The Overflow, Olympic Blvd, Olympic Park NSW

Reviewed by B

Overall: Good for a public toilet block. Parent Room at both male and female sides of the toilet block. Nappy change only. 

Good Points: Easy to find. Easy to get inside. Change table is in good condition. Roomy. Nappy bins.

Bad Points: Well, it’s a public bathroom so it doesn’t smell the best, but it is good considering. The door of the Parent Room, at the female toilet end of the block, did not lock properly from the inside. 

Looking towards the Cauldron – love this park!

I love Olympic Park. You can spend the whole day there, have a wonderful time and not spend a cent. Love it! The Overflow area is probably one of my absolute favourite spots there. It’s simple to get a car park, close to food outlets (if you didn’t bring food with you), there’s a great shaded playground, loads of trees, the cauldron/fountain and loads more. And no, I’m not paid to say this……i just really enjoy going there with my little family. 

Parent Rooms are directly opposite ANZ Stadium

The toilet block and Parent Rooms at The Overflow are directly opposite ANZ Stadium. There aren’t any stairs to navigate, just wide walkways and ramps. And for anyone not involved in the nappy change/toilet process, there are lovely park benches with big trees providing cool shade while you wait. 

The female toilet end of the block

The male toilet end of the block

I like that there’s two Parent Rooms. One at the male toilet end and the other at the female toilet end of the block. A few Parent Rooms I’ve come across seem to only cater for mums, and my darling hubby has found a couple that do not allow men in them at all, which can make dads feel quite left out. This setup fixes that problem, providing Parent Rooms at both ends of the block. 

Just look for the signs!

Now while I have been referring to these nappy change facilities as Parent Rooms, it’s a pretty big stretch. The signs on the side of the door in the following photo do say Parent Room, but it’s really a disabled toilet with a wall mounted fold out change table included. Still, it’s better than having to change a bottom on the picnic rug while everyone is in the middle of lunch.

A bit generous calling it a Parents Room

Easy to find, easy access

The door is easy to open, and the room can fit a pram inside without any hassles. The only problem I had was trying to lock the door from the inside. The latch was not cooperating. I’m sure it’ll be fixed by the time we head back there, but for someone who is very keen on security and privacy I wasn’t too impressed.

Wall mounted fold out change table

Inside was pretty clean. Big plus for a public bathroom. Usually they’re so scungy, dirty and awful smelling you feel like a good hose down yourself once you get out. But this is pretty good by all accounts. It’s light enough, great airflow, and quite roomy too. 

Clean and in good condition

The change table is clean and in pretty good condition. Nappy bins are just to the right, which is very handy and sensible. 

Nappy bin, sanitary bin and loo

For little ones learning to use the toilet, they may need some assistance with this one. It’s low but depending on how tall your little one is, they might need a hand getting on and off. Also the toilet paper dispenser is a bit out of reach of little arms. Being a disabled toilet though, the railings surrounding the loo will probably come in handy with little ones who are using the loo and learning to be more independent (they can use the railings to help get on and off the toilet!).

Sharps units, hand dryer, soap and sink.

The sink, soap dispenser and hand dryer are all clean and working. There’s a couple of sharps units mounted on the wall, so be prepared for questions about them. Little ones may need help washing hands as the sink is a pretty standard height and the soap dispenser is a little high for most young children. The hand dryer still shocks my bub, so I’m a big fan of paper towel units. But you know what, all the little things aside…..as far as public toilets go……this is pretty good. Clean, not too bad on the nose, nothing broken (apart from the door latch not working properly) and no graffiti! 

When you’re spending time at The Overflow, you’re probably not looking to spend quality time in the bathroom anyway. To feed, I’d pick one of the lovely shady trees to sit under. For rest and play, do the same near the fabulous playground. It really is a great spot, and again…..as far as public loos go, the baby change facilities are in good shape.