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 30 September 2023
  • Marion Outdoor Pool (water park with waterslides) Opens Tuesday 3 October 2023
  • Norwood Swimming Centre October 2023 – Date TBC
  • Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre – Closed for major renovations 
  • Salisbury Swimming Centre Closed (new aquatic centre expected to be completed in 2024)
  • Unley Swimming Centre Opens Saturday 16 September 2023
  • Tusmore Park wading pool {FREE} Opens mid-October each year
  • Waterworld Aquatic Centre (with waterslides) Opens Monday 2 October 2023
  • Adelaide Hills Swimming Centre (no dates)
  • Splash Town Copper Coast {FREE} Opens Saturday 30 September 2023
  • Murray Bridge Swimming Centre | Opens Saturday 28 October 2023

BURNSIDE POOL – George Bolton Swimming Centre

  • The 2023/24 season opens Saturday 30 September 2023
  • 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)

  • 2023/24 season opens Tuesday 3 October 2023
  • 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

  • 2023/24 season dates: TBC
  • 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

  • CLOSED FOR MAJOR RENOVATIONS – Due to open late 2024
  • 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
  • Read about the upgrade plans here

Notes:

Facilities (prior to upgrade) 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 Salisbury Recreation Precinct is currently closed for renovations and is due to reopen as the new Salisbury Aquatic Centre in 2024. The tennis courts and surrounding reserve is still open to the public.
  • Happy Home Drive, Happy Home Reserve, Salisbury
  • Follow their Facebook page for updates or visit the City of Salisbury website.

UNLEY SWIMMING CENTRE

  • 2023/24 season opens Saturday 16 September 2023 (open September to May)
  • Pre-booking required – please call 8372 5456 during business hours
  • Ethel Street, Forestville
  • 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)

  • 2023/24 season starts Monday 2 October 2023
  • Cnr Jack High Lane & Golden Grove Road, Ridgehaven
  • Casual visits – no bookings required
  • 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 each season
  • 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)

  • 2023/24 season starts Saturday 30 September 2023
  • Open daily 11am to 6pm. Open 7 days – Any closures due to inclement weather or unplanned maintenance will be advised on its Facebook page once known. 
  • 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. Shade sails were added in 2020.


MURRAY BRIDGE SWIMMING CENTRE

  • The 2023-24 Swimming Season opens Saturday 28 October 2023
  • Bookings required – open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 7pm / Weekends and Public Holidays from 9am to 6pm. Water Park and Supaslide opening times – daily 12 noon to 5pm (subject to weather conditions and lifeguard availability)
  • Cnr Adelaide Road & Flavel Terrace, Murray Bridge
  • Website or Facebook page for updates

Notes:

Offers a heated 50 metre pool with accessible ramp, a medium sized learner’s pool half covered by shade cloth and a small toddler’s pool fully covered with shade cloth. A Water Play Park with five waterslides for children and toddler’s water features, as well as a 48 metre Supaslide for teenagers and adults.


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

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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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