Cardinia’s Seasonal Pools Opening Soon! – What you need to know

With the outdoor pool season less than a month away, and the warm weather almost here, everyone across the Cardinia Leisure facilities have been working hard in preparing for the opening of Cardinia Shire’s Seasonal Pools.

Last Summer we made some changes to our opening times and temperature triggers to make it easier for you to know when your pools would be open – these will remain the same this season.

This includes pools being open EVERY DAY in January regardless of temperature allowing residents and visitors to plan-ahead, knowing these facilities will be open to the public throughout the month, and make the most of the school holidays. All four Cardinia Shire Seasonal Pools – Pakenham, Koo Wee Rup, Garfield and Emerald Lake will be open for a guaranteed three hours on days where the temperature is not forecasted to exceed the minimum 26 degrees Celsius. Staff will make the decision to keep the pools open for the remainder of the day if the weather turns favourable or the pools are well attended.

“The Cardinia Shire Seasonal facilities are outstanding community assets and we are really excited for the season to commence. Opening the pools every day in January means our community will have guaranteed access to these pools during the peak school holiday period. This also gives us the opportunity to plan fun, family activities at the pools throughout the month.  We hope to see all Cardinia Shire residents make the most of these assets” – Ms Kristalyn, Cardinia Leisure Manager.

Our Summer of Fun Calendar will see themed parties and other family-friendly activities at the outdoor pools again to connect our community; you will find all of these by visiting our Facebook page @cardiniaoutdoorpools. Casual visits, seasonal passes and aquatic memberships are all available to purchase for yourself, your children or the whole family!

Throughout the summer, on days where the forecast temperature reaches 26 degrees Celsius the pools will open for the entirety of their listed open hours.

For further information visit our website and select your preferred facility.

Pakenham Outdoor Pool

Saturday 09 November 2019 – Sunday 22 March 2020

Koo Wee Rup Pool

Saturday 2 November 2019 – Sunday 22 March 2020

Garfield Pool

Saturday 09 November 2019 – Monday 09 March 2020

Emerald Lake Wading Pool

Friday 29 November 2019 – Monday 09 March 2020