Parramatta Swimming Centre – Has Now Closed …..

Boo hoo! Parramatta Swimming Centre has closed to make way for a new stadium.


Those wonderful waterslides are gone.

I am leaving here lots of photos of the pool as it was over the years we visited… roughly from 2003 until it closed in 2017.

Hope these photos bring back happy memories for you. Our family loved many visits to the old Swimming Centre.


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Wide shot of the Olympic pool from the top of the waterslide hill.


Parramatta Swimming Centre photos

The water slides were unique in Sydney and fantastic fun.

Parramatta Swimming Centre had….


Pools: Outdoors—50 metre heated pool, large shallow toddler pool, teaching pool, deep diving pool

This spacious pool complex was spread out over cool, green lawns.

The long waterslides were set on a bushy hillside.

The high diving boards were a thrill to watch and later to jump from.



parramatta water slides


parramatta swimming pool attendant

Loved these shirts worn by the lifeguards.

parramatta swimming pool diving boards

Bethany, our fearless au pair leapt from the top board!

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The large toddler pool, unshaded end.

parramatta swimming pool

The learn to swim, plus play, pool.

parramatta swimming centre slides

Setting off on the water slides

Parramatta Swimming Centre

The 50m Olympic pool and diving board at end

Parramatta Swimming Centre

Kids have fun and learn to swim in this pool

Parramatta Swimming Centre

Love the huge shade cloths by the Olympic Pool

Parramatta Swimming Centre kiosk

The large kiosk, ice blocks a must

Parramatta Swimming Centre

Parramatta Swimming Centre water slides

Splash down at the end of the water slides

Parramatta Swimming Centre

An underwater Minnie The Minx


Parramatta Swimming Centre BBQ

BBQs and tables

Parramatta Swim Centre

Myself and Rusty Rocket under shade at the toddler pool



How sad never to go to Parramatta Swimming Centre again… the new stadium is being built there now.  Let’s hope there’s a new pool complex for Parramatta soon.



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Posted on: September 1, 2017


  • Reply January 16, 2013


    I haven’t been to Parra pools for such a long time. I had no idea about the water slides. Thanks for the heads up 🙂

    • Reply January 16, 2013


      Great spot. I hope they will stay as they are for a long, long time.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Desire Empire

    I was wondering why you went out to Parramatta on such a hot day, but now I can see why. It looks superb.

    • Reply January 16, 2013


      It’s fun. I do have some video of flying down the slides and splashing in. Must get a grip and upload.

  • Reply May 27, 2013

    Allison Tait

    Who knew? Looks fab! Thanks for Rewinding.

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  • Reply May 11, 2017

    Rodney Irwin

    Parramatta pool was one of the best pools in Australia it’s devastating the council and state government have stolen it from us with no consultation for a stadium that could have been moved to acomadate both it is irreplaceable there goes more history parra pool had 9 million spent doing it up not long ago greedy developers couldn’t wait to rip it to sheds hang your heads in shame especially you Geoff lee member for parramatta your a decrace

    • Reply May 12, 2017

      Seana Smith

      My kids and I loved that pool, we’d drive over each summer from the Northern Beaches and swim and slide and jump. Unbelievable that such a community asset was closed.

      • Reply July 15, 2019

        Jacque Harrison

        Visited the pool often on early 70’s. The slides were not there then. Seeing the toddler pool with the seal brought back memories. Half of my family that spent many, many happy times there have now passed. Shame it closed. Is there another pool in Parramatta? I am sooooo sad.

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