Re­de­vel­oped Bold Park aquatic cen­tre to open on Satur­day

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE $12.25 mil­lion Bold Park Aquatic cen­tre will open to the pub­lic this Satur­day.

It was closed just over a year ago for re­de­vel­op­ment and Town of Cam­bridge Mayor Keri Shan­non said the new fa­cil­ity was worth the wait.

“Bold Park Aquatic has been a favourite swim­ming hole for Cam­bridge res­i­dents for many years and hav­ing seen first-hand the new cen­tre I have no doubt it will re­main as one of the Town’s most pop­u­lar fa­cil­i­ties for many years to come,” she said.

“I know many res­i­dents have been ea­gerly await­ing the open­ing and I can as­sure them the wait will be worth it.

“The new Bold Park Aquatic is an out­stand­ing fa­cil­ity which I’m sure the com­mu­nity will love and the Town is right­fully very proud of.”

The cen­tre in­cludes a 50m 10-lane out­door heated pool with ramp en­try, a semien­closed 20m four-lane leisure pool with beach en­try, ac­ces­si­ble change rooms, an ad­ven­ture play­ground, half­court bas­ket­ball area, bar­be­cues, shaded seat­ing and a new café.

Cam­bridge chief ex­ec­u­tive Ja­son Buck­ley said he was par­tic­u­larly proud of the en­try to the cen­tre.

“De­signed by ar­chi­tect Kim Dono­van, the huge frame is a nos­tal­gic take on the screen of the old Sky­line Drive-In that years ago op­er­ated next door to the aquatic cen­tre, and the stain­less steel con­struc­tion frames and re­flects the Bold Park bush­land,” Mr Buck­ley said.

“The open­ing of the $12.25m Bold Park Aquatic brings to a close years of plan­ning, de­sign and con­struc­tion works that has pro­duced this fan­tas­tic new fa­cil­ity.”

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