Summer splashdown

Find out what's on offer at the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre this summer.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.


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Families are celebrating the start of summer by flocking to the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre.

As well as making a splash in the pools, visitors are tackling the 70m water slide, joining in fitness classes, relaxing with a picnic and playing backyard cricket on shaded lawns.

The centre includes an eight-lane 50m pool and shaded learner and toddler pools.

There is a kiosk, barbecue facilities, a playground and a lift to help people with a disability access the main pool.

Unit manager cultural facilities, David Barrett, said the centre was the perfect place for families to enjoy fun and fitness outdoors.

“The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is the ideal venue for families to have fun and be active both in and out of the water,” Mr Barrett said.

“Kids really enjoy the water slide, playing on the grass and then cooling off in the pools.

“You can pack a picnic and come for the day or keep fit by swimming laps or joining our aquarobics classes.”

More than 18,000 thrill seekers have been propelled along the sweeping twists and turns of the 70m water slide since it opened last November.

An 18m inflatable obstacle course with Tarzan ropes and a slide will also be available during the school holidays as weather conditions permit.

The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is located on Oaklands Rd (corner Hendrie Street), Park Holme, and can be contacted on 8276 4939.






City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

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