Hooray for a gorgeous outdoor pool with lots of grass to run around on, plus indoor pools to splash and play!
Ku-ring-gai Leisure and Aquatic Centre is set in the middle of the lovely Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park (with its fab playground.)
The former West Pymble Pool’s $17 million upgrade was completed in 2014. A wonderfully clean outdoor pool is set amongst lush green lawns. Beautiful!
Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre
(used to be called West Pymble Pool)
Prince of Wales Drive, Off Lofberg Road, West Pymble 2073
Open: Monday–Friday 5.30am–9pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays, 7am–6pm.
Swim Fees: Adults: $6.50, children over 3 years $4.50. Families of four $18.50.
Pools: Outdoors—50 metre heated pool. Indoors – 25 metre heated pool, learn-to-swim pool, leisure pool and water play area.
You’ll find plenty of shade from trees and shade sails. Bring a picnic or grab some food from the café and stay all day.
Inside, there’s a 25 metre pool, a wading pool and learn to swim area. Next to this, is a water fun area with spray jets and a water flower for littlies.
A state of the art gym, lockers, and café with healthy lunch options, make this a great pool for the whole family.
There is the rest of Bicentennial Park to explore, close to the pool and the barbecue and picnic area right beside that. Families really are spoilt for choice here.
Cafe: Kiosk sells snacks, salads and good coffee
Baby change: Change facilities in male and female change rooms
Shade: Outdoors shadecloth over grandstand and trees on the hill offer some shade
Strollers and wheelchairs: There is a lift
Swim school: From 3 years up
Creche: Yes, mornings. Check website for details.
Sports shop: Yes
Membership available: Yes, now run by the YMCA
Mum’s report: This is a beautifully landscaped new leisure centre. It’s easy for one parent to watch the kids in the indoor pool and play area while the other sneaks in a few laps in the outdoor pool! There’s also some grass for running and lounging.
Extra: A great fenced playground for smaller kids adjacent to the carpark, with covered BBQ area, an oval for kicking balls around, plus a public toilet. Down the hill a little, there’s another larger playground with climbing ropes and chains for older kids.
Map reference: Gregory’s 253 A11, Sydway 235 N11, UBD 174 F11
Parking: Free carpark beside pool
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Thanks to Linda Zanella for taking these lovely photos and writing up notes on the excellent renos!
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