Adelaide’s Outdoor Swimming Pools – Season Opening Dates

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Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool

As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April.  Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.

Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming pools around Adelaide along with their location and season opening dates.  Occasionally pools are closed to the public for special events and activities, so be sure to check with them directly before planning a day at the pool.  

With Covid restrictions in place some pools require you to PRE BOOK before you go, so please check with the pool before making plans.

Summary of pools listed below:

  • George Bolton Swimming Centre (Burnside Pool) Opens Saturday 25 September 2021
  • Marion Outdoor Pool (water park with waterslides) Opens Monday 27 September 2021 
  • Norwood Swimming Centre Opens Saturday 30 October 2021
  • Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Opens Saturday 9 October 2021
  • Salisbury Swimming Centre Closed until Summer 2023
  • Unley Swimming Centre Opens Saturday 18 September 2021
  • Tusmore Park wading pool {FREE} Currently Closed
  • Waterworld Aquatic Centre (with waterslides) Opens Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Adelaide Hills Swimming Centre
  • Splash Town Copper Coast {FREE} Opens Saturday 25 September 2021

George Bolton Swimming Centre (Burnside Pool)

  • The 2021/22 season opens Saturday 25 September 2021
  • Cnr Greenhill Rd & Howard Tce, Hazelwood Park
  • Visitors are required to book online to reserve a 3 hour session for recreation swimming, or a 1.5 hrs session for lap swimming – BOOK ONLINE HERE
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • Read our Play & Go Review

Notes:

All outdoor pools are heated to 27 degrees; main pool is an 8 lane, 50 metre lap pool with a sloped depth from 1.1 to 1.8 metres. (there is either ramp or step entry into the pool and an aquatic wheelchair is available at the pool to assist with entry); learner’s pool features underwater observation windows; interactive play equipment and toddler’s pool; spa and steamroom; cafe/kiosk; playgrounds, picnic seating and free electric BBQs; changerooms.


Marion Outdoor Pool (water park with waterslides)

  • 2021/22 season opens Monday 27 September 2021 
  • Oaklands Road (Corner Hendrie Street), Park Holme
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • PLEASE BOOK BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE POOL – BOOK HERE
  • Read our Play & Go Review

Notes:

The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play, completed in 2020. New features include a 9 metre high tower with four slides, giant tipping bucket containing 600L of water, 59 sqm play area with water jets, shades, landscaping and paths, Balinese hut for hire for parties, playground and outdoor gym.  Existing facilities include a 50m, eight-lane, heated Olympic Pool; two smaller pools that are heated, change rooms, lockers, shower and bathroom facilities, BBQs & kiosk.


Norwood Swimming Centre

  • 2021/22 season dates: 30 October 2021 – 17 April 2022
  • Phillips Street, Kensington
  • Pre-booking NOT required for recreational swimming (must book in for lap swimming)
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • Read our Play & Go Review

Notes:

Facilities include a shaded toddler pool, 50 metre main pool, inflatable obstacle course (every Sunday between 12.30pm and 3.30pm), change rooms, shower and bathroom facilities, BBQs & kiosk.


Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre

  • 2021/22 season dates: 9 October 2021 – 27 March 2022
  • 194 OG Road, Felixstow
  • Pre-booking NOT required for recreational swimming (must book in for lap swimming)
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • Payneham Pool image source: NPSP Council website

Notes:

Facilities include a toddler paddle pool, learner medium sized pool, Olympic sized pool, change rooms, bathroom and showers, BBQs, kiosk and carpark.


Salisbury Swimming Centre (Salisbury Recreation Precinct)

  • The pool closed as usual for the Winter 2021 season and will remain closed for two swimming seasons – reopening for Summer in late 2023
  • Salisbury Council is planning to build the new Salisbury Aquatic Centre in this location
  • Happy Home Drive, Happy Home Reserve, Salisbury
  • Follow their Facebook page for updates

Unley Swimming Centre

  • 2021/22 season: Saturday 18 September 2021 – Sunday 29 May 2022
  • Ethel Street, Forestville
  • Pre-booking required – please call 8372 5456 during business hours
  • Website – more information & opening hours

Notes:

Facilities include a 50m eight lane Olympic pool heated to a pleasant 26.5 degrees throughout the entire season; junior and toddler pools; change rooms and lockers.


Tusmore Park wading pool

Tusmore Park Wading Pool {FREE}

Notes:

Tusmore Park is a popular destination for families, so please be safety aware when using the wading pool.  As the 300 mm deep pool is unsupervised, children using the wading pool are to be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. The park also has a creek, playground, BBQ and picnic areas with tables, five full-size tennis courts and public toilets.


Waterworld Aquatic Centre (with waterslides)

  • 2021/22 season starts Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Cnr Jack High Lane & Golden Grove Road, Ridgehaven
  • Casual visits require advanced online bookings – BOOK HERE
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • Read our Play & Go Review

Notes:

An outdoor swimming centre with a 50m pool and learners pools, a curly slide and two racing slides, splash pad, plenty of shaded areas, a café and free barbecue facilities, wheelchair friendly and has picnic tables, toilets, showers and lockers.


Adelaide Hills Swimming Centre

  • 8 Nairne Rd, Woodside
  • Pool opens November (2021 date TBC)
  • Website – more information & opening hours

Notes:

Services include three heated, shaded pools, qualified lifeguards, squad training, swimming classes, lap swimming, showers, disabled facilities.


Moonta Bay – Splash Town Copper Coast {FREE}

  • Opening Saturday 25 September to Sunday 10 October 2021 – Open daily 11am to 5pm
  • Further dates and times for the 2021/22 season to be confirmed in October
  • 167 Bay Road, Moonta Bay
  • Website or Facebook page for updates
  • Read our Play & Go Review

Notes:

A FREE to use community water park featuring kids slide, racer slides, large tipping bucket, water mushrooms and more. New shade sails to be added in 2020.


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At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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