Brisbane Public Swimming Pools with Water Play for Kids
With hotter weather upon us and Brisbane City Council’s pools open for longer hours during the summer season, it’s time to grab the togs and head out for some water fun with the kids. And what better way to cool down on a hot day than to have fun splashing and soaking with awesome water play? There are 22 amazing public swimming pools in Brisbane, and many of them feature exciting and interactive water play areas.
Council’s pools allow you to do more of what you love, including enjoying Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connecting with the people and places that make our city great.
Many of the pools have different facilities and opening hours, so please check the links below before you plan your visit.
Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre, Acacia Ridge
At Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre, you will find a 25-metre heated indoor pool and an outdoor leisure pool boasts a 25-metre heated pool and a learn-to-swim pool. For fun water play, you will also find the outdoor lagoon pool, which has sloping beach entry and lots of water sprays and fountains. There is also a shallow toddlers’ pool so the little ones can join in on the fun.
Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie
Bellbowrie Pool has a 50-metre outdoor pool (not heated) and a 25-metre heated enclosed pool. It also has heaps of water fun areas too. There are two wading pools, which are nice for little ones. Best of all is the amazing kids’ splash pad, which features water squirters and a great tipping bucket. This is a great place for kids to come and cool off in the summer, with something for all ages.
Chermside Pool, Chermside
For swimming, Chermside Pool features a 25-metre outdoor pool and a 15-metre indoor pool. But where it really comes into its own for kids is with its water play facilities. There are more than 200 metres of water slides for everyone to enjoy! There’s an exciting two-person tube ride, an open water slide, and not one but four mini slides! There’s a lagoon play area with water buckets, mushrooms and fountains. There is also a jumping platform and lily pads for kids to jump across. If you’re looking for a fun water park for kids then this is a great place to visit.
Colmslie Aquatic Centre, Morningside
Colmslie Aquatic Centre has a 50-metre outdoor heated pool and a 15-metre indoor pool. For water fun, it also has a new outdoor water play park. This water play area is best suited to younger kids rather than tweens and teens, but still has plenty of features to keep adventurous little ones entertained. There’s a raised platform with open slides and a tube slide, shower sprinklers and fun water squirters, all within a shallow wading pool.
Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda
Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool has a 50-metre heated outdoor pool, an enclosed heated programs pool and a lagoon leisure pool with beach entry. It also has water fun for little kids in the form of a water play area and wading pool with four slides.
Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool is located at 794 Oxley Road, Corinda. Visit Brisbane City Council’s pools website for more information.
Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mount Gravatt
Hibiscus Sports Complex has an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, a 12-metre indoor learn-to-swim pool and a 25-metre indoor heated pool. When it comes to water fun, there is a great new 20-metre tube waterslide that bigger kids will want to go on again and again. For the little ones, there is also a small fenced pool for kids and toddlers with an island water feature.
Jindalee Pool, Jindalee
Jindalee Pool has a 50-metre outdoor pool and an 18-metre heated program pool. It also has great water play features. There is a fantastic splash pad with tipping buckets, mist spray, water mushrooms, water jets and spray fountain. There is also a great undercover playground for fun out of the water too!
Langlands Park Memorial Pool, Stones Corner
Langlands Park Memorial Pool underwent substantial refurbishments to its pools and facilities in 2019. It is now home to a 25m and 50m pool, a program pool, as well as a children’s aqua park with a small waterslide. Giant aqua inflatables are a real hit with the older kids in the school holidays and on weekends throughout Summer too.
Langlands Park Memorial Pool is located at 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner. Visit Brisbane City Council’s pools website for more information.
Manly Pool, Manly
At Manly Pool, there is a 25-metre outdoor heated pool, and a safe and secure kids’ pool that is perfect for toddlers and infants. For that extra bit of water fun, there is a huge twisting tube slide that is always great fun for older kids — and adults too!
Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool, Newmarket
Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool features a 50-metre heated outdoor pool, a 25-metre outdoor heated programs pool and an indoor heated programs pool. It also boasts some amazing water play facilities that kids of all ages will love. There is a giant 30-metre double loop slide that is awesome for older kids. There’s a fantastic splash pad with large tipping bucket, water squirters, fountains and showers. There are small slides for younger kids to enjoy, as well as a wading pool with mushroom features. Plus, there is an awesome pirate ship playground for extra fun out of the water! This is the perfect place to spend a hot summer’s day with all the family!
Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool is located at 71 Alderson Street, Newmarket. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool here, or visit Brisbane City Council’s pools website.
Runcorn Pool, Runcorn
Runcorn Pool features a 25-metre heated outdoor pool, and a 14-metre indoor programs pool. Outside, there is a children’s pool that is great for younger kids. It features a waterslide and interactive water play features.
Sandgate Aquatic Centre, Sandgate
Sandgate Aquatic Centre has a 50-metre outdoor pool as well as a heated indoor learn-to-swim pool. There is also plenty of opportunity for kids to have loads of water fun. There is a large wading pool with lots of water features, sprayers and fountains. There are several fun slides for kids to enjoy and of course the obligatory large tipping bucket! You will also find a small playground for some dry play fun too.
You can find out more about all Brisbane City Council swimming pools and other amazing leisure facilities at brisbane.qld.gov.au.