Seven of Christchurch’s popular outdoor swimming pools are being prepared for summer opening.
Many of the city’s pools required earthquake repair work, including several Christchurch City Council facilities. “Some Council pools will unfortunately remain closed this summer, but we can confirm that many pools will be ready in time for what’s going to be a great summer season,” says Recreation and Sports Manager John Filsell.
“It’s nice to take another few steps towards normality, and we can look forward to having more options for fun, fitness, and family outings.”
Pools reopening this summer are Jellie Park’s outdoor pool, Halswell Aquatic Centre, Templeton Pool, Belfast Pool, and the paddling pools at the Botanic Gardens, Spencer Park and Edgar MacIntosh Park.
Pools still closed due to earthquake damage include Waltham Lido Pool, Lyttelton Norman Kirk Memorial Pool, and the paddling pools at Scarborough, New Brighton and Abberley Park. Governors Bay community outdoor pool requires further assessments before a decision can be made.
JelliePark50-Metre Outdoor Pool
Saturday 12 November
Halswell Aquatic Centre
Botanic, Spencer Park and Edgar MacIntosh paddling pools
Saturday 3 December
Monday 12 December
For opening hours, or any changes to these dates, please see our website: