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 October through to March, with some opening a little earlier and closing a bit later.

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:

  • Adelaide Hills Swimming Centre
  • George Bolton Swimming Centre (Burnside Pool)
  • Marion Swimming Centre (with waterslides)
  • Norwood Swimming Centre
  • Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
  • Salisbury Swimming Centre
  • Semaphore Waterslide Complex
  • Splash Town Copper Coast {FREE}
  • Tusmore Park wading pool {FREE}
  • Unley Swimming Centre
  • Waterworld Aquatic Centre (with waterslides)

Adelaide Hills Swimming Centre

  • 8 Nairne Rd, Woodside
  • Pool opens November (2020 date TBC)
  • Website – more information & opening hours


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

George Bolton Swimming Centre (Burnside Pool)

  • Cnr Greenhill Rd & Howard Tce, Hazelwood Park
  • The 2020/21 season commences Saturday 26 September 2020
  • 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
  • See our Play & Go Review here


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 Swimming Centre (water park with waterslides)

  • Oaklands Road (Corner Hendrie Street), Park Holme
  • 2020/21 season opening Tuesday 6 October 2020
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • See our Play & Go Review here


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

  • Phillips Street, Kensington
  • Norwood Swimming Centre opens 24 October 2020 – 11 April 2021
  • Pre-booking NOT required for recreational swimming (must book in for lap swimming)
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • See our Play & Go Review here


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

  • 194 OG Road, Felixstow
  • Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre opens 10 October 2020 – 28 March 2021
  • 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


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)

  • Happy Home Drive, Happy Home Reserve, Salisbury
  • 2020/21 season opens 10 October 2020 
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • Follow their Facebook page for updates


Located amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Salisbury Recreation Precinct, features a 25m and 50m outdoor swimming pools as well as a toddler pool; equipped with a playground, free electric BBQ’s, large shaded grassed areas and kiosk.

The tennis complex has eight floodlit, state-of-the-art surfaced courts, with four featuring the Plexi-cushion surface used at the Australian Open. These courts are the only ones in South Australia outside of Memorial Drive in Adelaide, to feature this surface.

Semaphore Waterslide Complex


October to April – Every weekend and public holidays from 10.30am – 5pm (39ºC and over 10am – 1pm then 7pm – 9pm)

May to September – Every weekend and public holidays from 11am – 4pm (16ºC and below or raining closed)

Summer School Holidays – Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5.30pm / Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 9.30pm

Splash Town Copper Coast {FREE}


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.

Tusmore Park wading pool

Tusmore Park wading pool {FREE}


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.

Unley Swimming Centre

  • Ethel Street, Forestville
  • 2020/21 season open from 12 September 2020
  • Pre-booking required – please call 8372 5456 during business hours
  • Website – more information & opening hours


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.

Waterworld Aquatic Centre (with waterslides)

  • Cnr of Jack High Lane & Golden Grove Road, Ridgehaven
  • Open for learn to swim and aqua-fitness classes from 12 October 2020 and for member, pensioner and casual visits from 31 October 2020
  • Casual visits require advanced online bookings – BOOK HERE
  • Website – more information & opening hours
  • See our Play & Go Review here


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.

See our full list of indoor pools, outdoor pools and South Australian beaches here

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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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