Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park

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Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park

Marion Council has begun the transformation of its 44-year old pool into the biggest outdoor water park in Southern Adelaide.

More than $1.9 million of new attractions will be installed, including a 9m-high tower with four slides, topped with a giant tipping bucket.

The site will be expanded to create a family area with three new shade structures, barbecues, and landscaping, plus there will be a 59 sqm play area for younger children with a non-slip surface and water jets.

Paths will be installed to improve access for people of all abilities.

With the video below describing details of the upgrade:

All current activities, including lap swimming, aqua aerobics, swim school, open day, swimming tuition, carnivals, events, and VACSWIM will continue – but in an improved environment.

The three-year project has cost a total of $4.5 million. Marion City Council provided $4.35 million of funding, and the State Government $150,000.

Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade –  Upgrade Update August 2020

The official opening is scheduled for October 2020.

Existing Facilities

Marion Outdoor Pool has a grassed area that currently includes a 50-metre eight lane pool, two shaded learner and toddler pools, floodlighting, and kiosk.

There is a 70-metre water slide with a tunnel, and a 10-metre drop speed slide where people can reach speeds of up to 31 km/h.  The 70-metre slide includes twists and turns and a tunnel with multi-coloured coloured lighting.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Marion website or follow them on Facebook.

What:   Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade

When:    Official opening scheduled for October 2020

Where:   Marion Outdoor Pool | cnr Oaklands Road and Hendrie Street, Parkholme

Who:   Everyone

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.

Image Source: City of Marion Facebook page

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