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 26 June 2017
Since breaking ground in early May, things at Oak Park have been moving quickly.
The site is now a blank canvas, with all buildings and pools demolished and the old slide dismantled.
Everyone’s favourite elephant has been carefully removed from the site, but don’t worry, she’ll be back before the pool reopens in summer next year.
The site is now being prepared for three completely new heated pools, as well as water play equipment, change rooms, a 24-hour gym and group fitness space, and a whole new sports pavilion. Two new water slides, including a raft water slide, will replace the old one.
The new facility will be completed and ready to go for the summer 2018-19 season.
To view previous redevelopment updates visit our news page.
Video transcript: So today marks a very special occasion where we say thank you for the memories and we can look forward eagerly to a renovated and reinvigorated facility which will come just at the end of 2018, in time for the summer season.
The new facility will see the inclusion of 2 new thrilling water slides, there will be a new outdoor, interactive water play pool. Even more exciting is there is going to be a health club.
The new facility will be even more welcoming and more accessible providing a mixture of services to encourage all ages, abilities and cultures to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle.
View the transcripts for the Oak Park videos.
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.