If you thought the tennis was intense, you should see the AO Ballpark

AO Ballpark presented by Emirates moves to Birrarung Marr in 2020, growing 4x in size!

Offering kids of all ages even more summer fun than ever!  Water activities, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, family-friendly food options, and non-stop entertainment.

Opening Hours 

Daily 10am - 7pm
Sat 1 Feb 11am - 9pm
Sun 2 Feb 2pm - 9pm
AO Ballpark is closed 31 Jan, due to extreme heat.

Things to do at AO Ballpark presented by Emirates

Introducing AO Hilltop

Take in the sites of the AO in the newly created AO Hilltop at Birrarung Marr. Featuring the huge 35m SkyFlyer (the highest vantage point of the AO!), it's the place to get soaked in the Supersoaker Family Zone, chill out at the Heinz Giant Cabana Oasis, watch the tennis or daily movies on the giant screen or tuck in to the yum food on offer. 

23 January ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Day - First 7000 Kids Ground Passes FREE

Comfy clothing

To ensure the kids have the best AO experience possible make sure they dress in comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Pack hats, an extra layer in case of cooler weather and some activities require closed toed shoes and bathers if you are planning on visiting the Aqua Play Park.


Australian summer days can get hot! Even if the sun is not out in full, it's important to come prepared with sunscreen to protect you from the UV. If you forget, sunscreen is sold at multiple outlets around the precinct.

Water bottles

Keep everyone hydrated throughout the day by regularly filling up your water bottle at water stations around the precinct. The Australian Open Fan Shop sell water misters if you forget your own bottle and want an added mister to keep you cool.

Change rooms

Ballpark now has a kids change room within Ballpark. Perfect for changing kids back into their dry clothes after all the fun at the Aqua Play Park. 

Pram parking

As part of the ongoing effort to make it easy for parents to bring their kids to the AO, Ballpark now has free pram parking. 

Parents room

There is now a parents room within the Ballpark situated directly next door to the Pram Parking. Complete with change table, microwave, and comfy chairs to feed in.

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