Parkinson Aquatic Centre | Parkinson
The all-new, state-of-the-art Parkinson Aquatic Centre opened in October 2016. It is located at 751 Algester Road, Parkinson. This facility has a 50 metre outdoor, heated swimming pool as well as an 18 metre indoor, heated programs pool, both with ramp access. There is always a lifeguard on duty, with an additional lifeguard during the busiest periods.
The aquatic centre offers swimming lessons and group fitness. There is a grassed area around the pool, and tables in the reception area where you can enjoy refreshments from the kiosk, such as ice cream, hot food, slushies and other drinks.
Being a new pool, there are also lots of future plans to make this facility even better, including some shade over the outdoor pool, shaded outdoor seating, a gym and a kids’ play area. It is estimated that the fitness centre and multipurpose rooms upstairs will be completed by the end of 2018.
Facilities at Parkinson Aquatic Centre
- 50 metre outdoor, heated swimming pool
- Indoor heated programs pool
- Ramp access to both pools
- Wet chair
- “Aqua Climb” and inflatables outside on the weekends and school holidays
- Large car park
- Bicycle rack
Parkinson Aquatic Centre offers the Learn to Swim program delivered by Rackley Swimming, a family-owned swim school that operates all over Brisbane. The program caters to people of all ages, from just four months old. The centre also offers group fitness, such as aqua aerobics. “Aqua Climb” and inflatables are available outside on the weekends and in school holidays.
Parkinson Aquatic Centre features ramps to both indoor and outdoor swimming pools to allow disabled access. There is also a wet chair to help with entry to the water. The centre has a great “Changing places” bathroom for people with a disability, including a hoist that moves across the entire bathroom, aquatic chair to transport people up and down the ramps and electronic change table that moves up and down to suit height. This room is locked to the general public due to the high tech equipment, so carers/parents need to obtain a key to access.
As well as private change rooms and showers, there is also a big unisex showering area straight out of the pools. Low sinks in the bathrooms make it easier for children to wash their hands, and their are also smaller toddler toilets.
All Brisbane City Council pools now honour the Queensland Government Companion Card, so anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support is granted free entry.
Keep Watch Pool Safety Program at Brisbane City Council Pools
Brisbane City Council public pools are part of the Keep Watch pool safety program established by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia. This program aims to prevent childhood drownings by setting out these guidelines –
0-5 year olds & non-swimmers – Parent or guardian within arms’ reach and present in the water at all times.
6-10 year olds – Parent or guardian showing constant active supervision and prepared to get wet and enter the water when necessary.
11-14 year olds – Parent or guardian present to regularly and physically check on the child.
By enforcing these guidelines, Brisbane City Council hopes to prevent all drowning incidents at council pools.
Parkinson Aquatic Centre is located at 751 Algester Road, Parkinson.
For more information regarding Parkinson Aquatic Centre, including opening times and admission prices, please phone Parkinson Aquatic Centre on 1300 332 583, or visit cityaquaticsandhealth.com.au.