*** STOP PRESS – HUGE UPGRADE NOW OPEN ***…..and yep, The Kids in Adelaide team have been sent in to test it out…….
City of Marion have now opened the next exciting stage of work that has transformed Marion Outdoor Pool into a water park with four new slides (in addition to the two epic, already existing slides) a giant tipping bucket, and numerous water jets and water play activities.
The new attractions include:
- Water play 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 spash pad with non-slip surface, water jets and interactive features
- Expanded family area with 3 new barbeques, new shade structures, picnic areas and a Bali style hut – perfect to be hired for parties!
- Landscaping to improve access for all abilities and disability drinking fountain
- New play equipment and exercise equipment
The $4.5 million water park build has made it the biggest water park in the south, a fantastic improvement to a long-time fave! Honestly this place is a hidden gem.
Located on Hendrie Street, just off Oaklands Road in Park Holme.
The grounds are lush, with plenty of trees, shelter, extensive lawns and shade. The main pool is a 50m lap swimming pool, with room for older kids, or kids with supervision, to play in lane. At times there are special events where around half of the main pool is used for recreation and there is often a HUGE (and I mean huge!) inflatable obstacle course placed into the pool for kids to clamber over (and exhaust themselves so you can have a good night’s sleep!).
The Marion Outdoor Pool offers two high waterslides, one which is 70m long and full of fun, the other a shorter steeper fully enclosed speed slide.
The tower rises up to a 10m platform, where users ride through a 15m enclosed tunnel with spectacular translucent colour bands. The tunnel rounds the corner and changes to an anti-clockwise downward spiral of open air slide for the remainder of the ride. The ride concludes when the rider splashes in to the run-out trough.
There are new opening times for this season and things are working a little bit differently thanks to our old mate Covid-19
Times will be reviewed in line with COVID-19 health guidelines
|Monday – Friday||7am to 7pm|
|Saturday||7am to 4pm|
|Sunday||7am to 4pm|
The number of people in the venue at any one time has been reduced to enable physical distancing.
Currently individuals and groups can only enter the facility for pre booked activities between 1 and 2 hours duration
This is to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the pool safely during covid and this may be reviewed at a later date / season.
There are also two other pools, both covered with shade sails, one is an infant pool and one is a toddler pool. The swimming centre is always supervised by friendly, enthusiastic staff and the shower and toilet facilities are large, clean and have plenty of room to change babies, kids and yourself. You can also enrol your kids in swimming lessons- or even have a go yourself and join the Masters swimming training or something more low-key if you prefer.
We are hopeful that Marion Pool Play Dates will return for the 2020/21 season. Keep an eye on our events calendar or the Marion Outdoor Pool Facebook Page
Other facilities include a BBQ area, canteen and swimming equipment store (for all your flipper, goggles, floaties, kickboard and swim cap needs!). It’s a great place to go on the weekend of after kindy or school. I think this location suits all ages and if you have older kids, there’s a skate bowl right next door to the swim centre and the amazing Hendrie Street Playground. You can also check out the new wetlands opposite Hendrie Street, on Oaklands Road. These have just been completed and have a great boardwalk, playground and BBQ facilities too. Not to mention all the cool wildlife you can glimpse!
For more info check out City of Marion’s site here.