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Published Wednesday 6 March 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Last weekend for outdoor pools

The summer outdoor pool season is drawing to a close, with lifeguards putting their whistles away on Monday 11 March.

In recent years, Council has extended the season beyond the traditional Labour Day long weekend closing. However, the extended weather forecast has predicted cooler temperatures which means it isn’t viable to keep them open.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm said the season had been a great one with a number of very hot days and plenty of events on offer.

“We have had everything from pop-up dive in cinemas to youth parties this summer, with lots of smiling faces enjoying our outdoor facilities. It was great to see so many people take advantage of these great community assets and come together for some summer fun,” he said.

“Thank you to everyone who attended the pools this summer. We hope you had as much fun as we did. We can’t wait to do it again later this year. It has been a bumper season and we thank all the lifeguards and operational staff who did an exceptional job of keeping us safe.

“We’d like to thank all those who used the outdoor pools this summer. It shows a great community spirit and plenty of people are taking to the outdoor pools which shows just how much of an important investment they are.”

There were more than 17,500 visits to the outdoor pools this summer at Broadford Outdoor Pool, Tallarook Outdoor Pool and Seymour War Memorial Outdoor Pool.

The Community Bank® Adventure Playground Splashpark and indoor pools will remain open.