Brisbane experiences

Brisbane swimming pools

Acacia Ridge
Acacia Ridge offers plenty of parking and an indoor, heated 25m pool, ideal for lap swimming and learn-to-swim classes. There’s also a large, outdoor swimming lagoon. Bellbowrie (closed in winter)

Carole Park Pool
Situated on large grounds, the Carole Park Pool is a great family-friendly facility. The 25-metre pool is ideal for swimming laps and young ones can splash about in the wading or children’s pool.

Chermside Pool
Chermside Pool is a large centre for swimming lessons and hydrotherapy and the water fun park (with separate entry) comes alive in summer with its huge waterslide. The 25 metre pool is open all year. Easy to duck into the vast Kedron Wavell Services Club next door or borrow a book to read poolside from Chermside library. Entry price depends upon the pool you want to access.

City (Centenary Pool)
The 50 metre inner-city Centenary Pool that benefits from an attached fitness centre. There isn’t any grass to laze on but lots of classes, a good kiosk, high diving platforms and plenty of kickboards for hire, make it a good pool for exercise. A toddlers’ wading pool makes it popular with young mums. (open in winter)

City (Spring Hill Baths)
This pool is unlike any other in Brisbane. The historical Spring Hill Baths host learn to swim lessons, a café, a fully equipped Pilates Studio, aqua aerobics and memories. The pool is heated and open all year round, attracting swimmers who want atmosphere and a dip into history. Swim in Brisbane's first inground public baths, built in 1886, and try out the quirky historic changing cubicles. (open in winter)

Colmslie Pool (Morningside)
The brand new Colmslie Pool has a 50-metre, outdoor, heated pool, a 15-metre indoor heated pool and a great new outdoor water play park for the kids. (open in winter)

Dunlop Park Pool (Corinda)
Swim some laps in the 50 metre pool at Dunlop Park, shaded at the shallow end. One pool has a beach-entry, with wheelchair access ramp and water play features too. Kids love the wading pool and four water slides. Take learn-to-swim or aqua aerobics classes in the heated, indoor 15 metre pool. There’s barbeques, shaded picnic areas with tables. Why not join the resident swimming and squad training club? (open in winter)

Fortitude Valley Pool
A 50 metre pool is the main feature at Fortitude Valley with grandstands for all your fans to sit in. Open early for laps before work and you'll usually see a mix of office workers and more colourful Valley characters swimming here. (open in winter)

Hibiscus Sports Complex (Upper Mt Gravatt)
The Hibiscus Sports Complex offers beautiful, manicured grounds which surround the 50 metre outdoor pool, shaded at the shallow end. Keep fit in the indoor, heated 25 metre pool. Learn-to-swim classes are held in the 12 metre indoor, heated pool. (partially open in winter)

Ithaca Pool (Paddington)
Ithaca Pool is a 25m heated outdoor pool, next to a good park with a wonderful kids' playground. Offers great learn to swim and squad classes at affordable rates. The complex has a grassy area for sunbaking and relaxing, recliners to rent and background tunes to relax to. Across the road from Suncorp Stadium, wander up the road for a cool drink or food on Caxton Street after your swim.

Jindalee Pool
Join in one of the exercise classes or relax under shady trees at Jindalee Pool. Lap swimmers can swim a mile or two in the 50m outdoor pool. Toddlers like splashing about in the wading pool with fun water features. A heated 17m pool has learn-to-swim classes, rain or shine. (partially open in winter)

Manly Pool
On the Manly foreshore next to the boat harbour, the Manly Pool was recently refurbished and is great for fun or fitness. The 30 metre main pool is reserved from 5.30am to 7am for lap swimming. Kids love the waterslide and wading pool. Relax in one of the many shaded areas knowing the main pool is fenced off to protect the little ones. (open in winter)

Mt Gravatt East Pool (Mansfield)
Mt Gravatt East Pool is located on the corner of Wecker and Newnham Roads (next to the Mt Gravatt East Primary School) and is open all year round. (open in winter)

Musgrave Park Pool (South Brisbane)
Near West End and Highgate Hill, with views of the city skyline, the Musgrave Park Pool at South Brisbane has a 50 metre, outdoor pool plus two partially shaded outdoor pools ideal for the young ones. (closed in winter)

Newmarket Pool
A kids’ mecca of slides, waterspouts and more. Newmarket Pool also offers squad training, swimming lessons and good facilities. Lots of grass to laze on. (partially open in winter)

Runcorn Pool
The Runcorn Pool offers heated swimming (indoor and outdoor) all year round. There is also a fantastic play pool for the kids with interactive features and a water slide. (open in winter)

Sandgate Pool
Sandgate Pool is on the foreshore in large, landscaped grounds. There’s a 50 metre pool, a huge wading pool, water slides and play features. A heated, indoor learn-to-swim pool means that wet, cold weather isn’t an issue. With barbecue facilities, a basketball hoop and playground next door it’s popular with everyone. (partially open in winter)

Langlands Park Pool (Stones Corner)
Next to the Easts Rugby League football club, Langlands Park Pool complex has a 50m pool plus a shaded outdoor pool for toddlers and children. An indoor, heated learn-to-swim pool offers classes. (open in winter)

Yeronga Pool
Yeronga Pool has something for everyone, including an 8 lane 50m and 4 lane 25m outdoor heated pool. (open in winter)

South Bank
With enough water to fill five olympic swimming pools, this Brisbane water hole is enormous. Tonnes of sand create a beach-like feel and the kids love to dig in it or jump off the rocks and paddle in the small streams. It is a patrolled beach with views of the city and Brisbane River. Aquativity is a water-based playground, with varying opening hours.

Settlement Cove Lagoon at Redcliffe
The Settlement Cove Lagoon is a great place for kids with waterfalls, slides and a ship-theme playground. The beaches of Redcliffe are always good for a dip too.

Wynnum Wading Pool
The Wynnum Wading Pool is an old-fashioned favourite. Filled with water from Moreton Bay, it is on the Esplanade, at the end of Edith Street, Wynnum.

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