With weather forecasts predicting hot weather until the end of March, Cardinia Shire Council and Aligned Leisure will extend the outdoor pool season at Pakenham and Garfield pools for another weekend.
This will see the pools at Pakenham and Garfield open on Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March from 12–7pm on both days (regardless of the weather). However, these pools will not be open on weekdays after Friday 17 March.
Operating hours at the Koo Wee Rup outdoor pool will continue as normal until Sunday 26 March, weekdays included.
Cardinia Shire Council’s Team Leader Recreation and Facilities Heather Callahan said the extension provided a good opportunity for people to stay cool in the hot weather this weekend and to make use of the pools one last time this season.
“We’re experiencing an unusually hot month this March. By extending the operating hours at these outdoor pools we hope to provide a haven for community members to stay cool in the heat. But remember to always be SunSmart outside,” said Ms Callahan.
Aligned Leisure’s Cardinia Manager, Simon Bryson said: “Seasonal pools are an important meeting place for the Cardinia Shire community and we want to ensure that our local residents can get the maximum possible use out of these facilities whilst the weather remains hot”.