Oak Park Aquatic Centre and Sports Pavilion redevelopment
Moreland’s largest ever capital works project is officially underway at the Oak Park Pool.
The $27.3m project is a first for Moreland and has been funded entirely by the community, with no assistance provided by the State or Federal Government.
First opened in 1966, The Oak Park Pool has seen generations of happy families and friends mingle and play under the summer sun, but the much-loved facility is now long overdue for a full redevelopment.
The Oak Park Aquatic Centre and Sports Pavilion will open in time for the 2018/19 season.
The redevelopment will include:
- New 50 metre x 8 lane outdoor heated pool with entry ramp
- New outdoor heated learn to swim pool
- New outdoor heated children’s play pool with water play equipment and beach entry
- New water slides
- Wet and dry change facilities
- Accessible change rooms
- Reception and back of house facilities
- Kiosk and retail space
- New gymnasiums
- Multi-purpose and group fitness space
- New sports pavilion
- Landscaped areas, and
- Parking and traffic flow improvements.
The latest news - updated 11 September 2017
A new Oak Park, 50 years on
It’s a case of Déjà vu for long-term Oak Park residents, as the site of the original Oak Park Pool – which was built in the 1960s, more than 50 years ago – is once again a hive of construction activity as a completely new facility rises in its place.
Moreland Mayor Cr Helen Davidson donned a pair of work boots last week to take a peek at where things are at with Moreland’s largest ever capital works project and report back to the community.
“It’s hard to believe it’s only been three months since we broke ground on this project,” said Cr Davidson.
“The site is changing at a rapid pace and it’s great to see everything is on track. All the old buildings have been knocked down and the new pools are already taking shape.”
The pool shells have been cut in and concrete is now being meticulously poured and levelled, and the slab of the sports pavilion is complete.
“I’ve had a lot of people ask about the elephant, which we’re happy to say was carefully removed when we started the project and will be back before the pool reopens for summer next year,” said Cr Davidson.
The new Oak Park will offer three heated pools, water-play equipment, change rooms, a 24-hour gym and group fitness space, and a sports pavilion. Two new water slides, including a raft water slide, will replace the old one.
Oak Park will reopen for the 2018-19 summer season.
To view previous redevelopment updates visit our news page.
Stay tuned, photo regular updates coming soon.
View the concept designs and images for the Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Precinct redevelopment.
Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Precinct redevelopment concept drawings and images
Online survey - closed Monday 10 August 2015
Users, groups, members and guests of the existing facilities were invited to comment on how you use the current facilities and precinct and how their experience could be improved in the future through this project.
Community information session - Wednesday 9 September 2015
Council Officers held an informal community information session where residents and centre users were welcome to attend to view and or discuss this exciting project with Council Officers.
Community workshop - Monday 7 November 2016
Council Officers held a community workshop at the Oak Park Aquatic Centre on Monday 7 November 2016 to finalise the concepts and design of the waterslides.