Nambour Aquatic Centre just upped the ante on family fun.
Sunshine Coast residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the new $3.26 million splash pad, which opened at the aquatic centre this month.
The zero-depth and fully accessible splash pad play area forms part of the much-anticipated Splash Park, which was developed with the support of Sunshine Coast Council, the state government’s Works for Queensland program, and pool lessee Belgravia Leisure.
The major investment includes the recent addition of 44 new car parking spaces and two adventure slides, which are set to open later this year.
Councillor David Law says the project will deliver a water wonderland in the heart of the hinterland and be a drawcard for the town.
The centre has an existing 50-metre lap pool and 25-metre indoor pool, which also has a mechanical chair that lowers into the pool for disability access, but the new water play facilities will allow people of all ages to enjoy hours of healthy and active fun.
“It has been a challenging project, and like many construction projects across Australia, we’ve experienced material and supply delays caused by
the global pandemic,” Cr Law says.
“I’m thrilled our community will now be able to enjoy early access to the splash pad, prior to the official opening of the splash park later this year.”
The splash pad features 385 square metres of waterplay with two toddler slides, 20 water jet features and tipping buckets.
It aims to encourage children’s physical and sensory development through interaction with waterplay elements.
Nambour Aquatic Centre is at 31 Petrie Park Road. It’s opening house are Monday to Thursday 5.30am to 7pm, Friday 5.30am to 6.30pm, Saturday 7am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. The cost of entry is $6.05 for adults, $5.10 for children and concession or $18.25 for a family. The new splash pad play area is included in the entry price.
The complete splash park will be officially unveiled with an exciting community event later this year when two new adventure slides, measuring 60 and 67 metres in length will be opened.
The Nambour Aquatic Centre is one of nine council-run aquatic centres across the region. Others are located at Beerwah, Buderim, Caloundra, Coolum-Peregian, Cotton Tree, Eumundi, Kawana and Palmwoods.
For more information about the construction of Nambour Aquatic Centre’s Splash Park, visit Sunshine Coast Council’s website at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.