Grand reopening for Beatty Park indoor pool

14 September 2021
The indoor pool at Beatty Park Leisure Centre is back, and it’s better than ever! The pool has been undergoing a $3.1M renovation project over the past seven months, with the local community eagerly awaiting its completion.

A grand reopening of the pool was held at an Open Day on Sunday 22nd August, with families and community members turning out in force. The event was officially opened by City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole, who said the makeover would make the pool more fun and accessible and would be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

Beatty Park's new indoor poolMayor Cole started off the day’s proceedings by introducing John McGuire, a Balladong Man of the Nyoongar nation who provided a traditional Welcome to Country.

“With that, the hundred-plus waiting kids and parents made their way excitedly into the pool to explore the new water features and enjoy the geothermally heated water,” said Beatty Park Centre Manager Dale Morrissy.

The indoor pool area and water playground now feature a giant tipping bucket, water spray arches, netball rings and everyone’s favourite Mr Frog slide! The pool itself has had a facelift with fresh tiling, Aboriginal artwork and new garden bed surrounds.

If the impressive new pool area alone wasn’t enough, the Open Day also included a great line up of entertainment including roving entertainers, a slip-n-slide, live DJ as well as water polo and synchronised swimming demonstrations. “Mermaid Melody and a pirate were in amongst the crowd providing roving entertainment,” said Dale. “The DJ cranked up the tunes and the Casanovas from NOVA 93.7 gave away Beatty Park prizes to some lucky patrons.”

Wendy the Watchdog with a Beatty Park staff member“Walter and Wendy the Watch Around Water Watchdogs popped up all over the place, to the delight of many a small child, and although they changed height and shape throughout the day they remained energetic and were ably assisted by the team from Beatty Park Swim School who did a great job both in and out of the water.”

“Over the course of the four hours we had 1,596 people enjoy the facility. All in all, a very successful day after a long seven months of renovations!”

Pool lifeguard at Beatty Park Leisure CentreThere are still a few changes to come, with two new water slides also on their way from overseas, and universal change rooms being installed on the deck level to improve accessibility.

Beatty Park is part of the Watch Around Water program which operates at 130 pools around WA. The program, sponsored by LIWA Aquatics and managed by Royal Life Saving WA, promotes the importance of parent supervision when visiting public pools. Learn more at the link below.
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