Things to do
This article is a sneak peak from the October edition of City Limits Magazine.
The much-loved Marion Outdoor Pool has reopened with a splash, offering a fresh range of fun activities both in and out of the water. This season, visitors can enjoy poolside games such as tug-of-war, frisbee golf and backyard cricket between dips, providing entertainment for the whole family.
City of Marion Unit Manager Cultural Facilities Tyson Brown said the pool has been synonymous with quality family time for close to 45 years. “It is the must-visit destination of the summer,” Mr Brown said. “So many residents in the area have grown up going to the pool as kids and are now taking their kids, so Council really wanted to bring some of those family-friendly games to the pool this year.” It follows the completion of a $4.5 million facelift to the pool’s facilities last year, largely funded by the City. “The crowds are returning for the water slides, a giant tipping bucket, and an outdoor gym, which we added last year,” Mayor Kris Hanna said. “Council is also pleased to announce that City of Marion residents are entitled to an increased discount of up to 30 per cent off some of our multiple visit options.”
The pool will also host two movie nights, the first scheduled for Saturday 20 November. Families can enjoy a swim and slide before the sun goes down and the movie gets underway. The movie will be selected via a poll on the Marion Outdoor Pool's Facebook page.
Like last year, bookings are required for all sessions to meet COVID requirements. Time limits also apply. QR check-in will be available. Barbecue facilities are currently unavailable, but visitors can bring picnics and the kiosk will serve a new menu of food and drinks. Face masks are required to be worn for visitors aged 12 and over when moving around the grounds.
2021/22 Opening hours Monday to Friday: 6 am to 8 pm Saturday: 7 am to 6 pm Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm