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Marion pool transforms to $4.5m water park

Wednesday 27 May 2020
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Tower slides bucket

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.

There will be a 59 sqm play area for younger children with a non-slip surface and water jets.

The site will be expanded to create a family area with three new shade structures, barbecues, and landscaping.

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

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

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

Official opening

The new-look pool will open in October 2021.