The City of Marion has begun the transformation of its 46-year old pool into the biggest outdoor water park in Southern Adelaide.
Splash Park with:
- 9.2 metre high x 20 metre wide centrepiece with four water slides, including one enclosed slide, tipping bucket containing 600 litres of water , and water cannons
- 59 sqm splash pad with non-slip surface, water jets and interactive features.
Expanding the site size site by 1800 sqm to create a family area with:
- Three new BBQ's
- Three new shade structures
- Picnic areas
- New play and gym equipment has also be installed.
Construction was undertaken by Australian company Swimplex and has been completed
Improvements undertaken over the past three years include upgrades to change rooms, the kiosk, increased shade and storage areas, a renewed carpark, and reconfigured foyer and administration area.
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.
The Marion Outdoor Pool opened on 24 January 1976.
The Marion Outdoor Pool is located on Oaklands Rd (corner Hendrie Street), Park Holme.
Marion Outdoor Pool is a grassed area that currently includes a 50-metre 8 lane pool, two shaded children's pools, floodlighting, and a kiosk.
There’s a 70-metre water slide that includes twists and turns, with a multi coloured tunnel, and a speed slide which has a 10-metre drop where thrill seekers can reach speeds of up to 31 km/h.