Boo hoo! Parramatta Swimming Centre has closed to make way for a new stadium.
Those wonderful waterslides are gone.
Am leaving this post up in memoriam.
Even if you don’t live close to this pool, it’s well worth making at least an annual pilgrimage.
The water slides here are unique in Sydney and fantastic fun.
I used to take my older boys here every year but hadn’t been for far too long. The twins and I met friends here on that hot, hot Tuesday last week. And kept cool!
Parramatta Swimming Centre
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: 9630 3669
Opening Times: Depends on season, call for details.
Under fours free.
Pools: Outdoors—50 metre heated pool, large shallow toddler pool, teaching pool, deep diving pool
This spacious pool complex is spread out over cool, green lawns.
There are plenty of benches for sitting by the huge toddler pool which has lots of space for parking strollers beside it. This pool is very well shaded, which makes it a great spot for babies and small children.
The learn to swim pool is also used for playing and is well shaded. The Olympic pool is great for older children, it is not shaded at all of course.
The older and more adventurous ones can try the long waterslides, which fly down a bushy hillside. They are on weekends and school holidays in summer, but not to very set times. If the weather is good and the pool is busy they generally open around midday. Best to call ahead to check.
The high diving boards may attract the attentions of the young ones but are well out of their reach. But they grow into them. When my older boys were little they loved watching teenagers flying off the diving boards… and now they are those teens!
Cafe: Large kiosk
Shade: Lots of shadecloth covers the toddler and teaching pools. There are large shaded areas beside the 50 metre pool, plus lots of shade also from trees.
Strollers: Four easy steps down to the change rooms or enter instead from poolside
Swim school: Yes
Mum’s report: A vital spot for families on hot summer days here in Parramatta. It’s close to the city centre and shops as well.
Extra: Parramatta Regional Park is close by, which has a good playground.
Map reference: Gregory’s 278 B16, Sydway 252 M12, UBD 191 B16
Parking: Free 2-hour carpark alongside
Nearest station: Parramatta is a 20–30 minute walk away
Nearest ferry: Parramatta Wharf is a 20–30 minute walk away
Bus stop nearby: Yes
I have a zillion photos and if you’d like to see more, just click here.
Also took some video but I need to edit it and haven’t got the spare time at the moment. Will do.
Check out more fab water slides on this post: Sydney’s Best Water Slides – For Kids And Their Families
Have you enjoyed any water slides with the kids this summer?
Take it easy