Sydney’s newest 9-lane, 50 metre outdoor pool is the first fully-accessible outdoor heated pool in the city. Not only is it now open – but it’s free! For the first six months Sydney-siders can enjoy unique water-views, park-views and city-views all at the one time. Another great aspect to draw your eye is Prince Alfred Park Pool’s green roof, the biggest of its kind in Sydney, which features more than 35,000 plants that conceal the centre from the street.
The $20.5m refurbishment of the Prince Alfred Park pool marks the completion of the City’s extensive upgrade to Prince Alfred Park.
The new refurbished pool includes:
- Shaded toddler splashdeck with water toys
- Improved accessibility
- New change rooms, café and kiosk
- New fencing, seating and sunbathing areas
- State of the art filtration
- Energy efficient lighting and heating
- Stormwater harvesting
- Water saving fixtures
- Native meadow planting.
The facility has bleachers and umbrellas, sky-lit change rooms, shaded areas and a landscaped sunbathing space. There is a splash deck play area for toddlers and new café. The surrounding area has been improved with new paths, furniture and lights.
The pool complex utilises the latest filtration systems, and incorporates the best in sustainable practices, including water-saving fixtures, stormwater harvesting and a green roof of native grasses to regulate temperature. The building also features animated chimneys that are functional public art pieces.
Neeson Murcutt Architects designed the beautiful facilities to integrate with the park.
With such a centrally located recreational set-up, it’ll take more than winter to keep Sydney-siders out of the water.
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