We rate this as one of Brisbane’s best family-friendly pools! Newmarket Pool is located on Alderson St., Newmarket, and has plenty of surrounding street parking. This facility has a 50m 8 lane heated Olympic pool that has a shade cloth over the shallow end, a 25m covered outdoor heated programs pool, an indoor heated programs pool, a shade cloth covered toddlers wading pool, a children’s leisure pool with two slides and water features, a splash pad with tipping bucket, and a large 5m slide separate to the pools. There is always a lifeguard on duty, and you can hire inflatable tubes for even more fun.
The grounds of the Newmarket Pool feature lots of shady trees, as well as shade cloths, barbecues and picnic tables, and even a children’s playground. An activity centre that hosts a range of exercise programs for all fitness levels and ages is located on site, as well as childminding. Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool has everything you could possibly want for a day out with your Brisbane Kids!
Facilities at Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool
- 50 metre, 8 lane Olympic pool with shade cloth over the shallow end, heated to 26°C
- 25 metre x 8 metre, 3 lane covered programs pool, heated to 26°C
- Indoor heated programs pool
- Toddlers wading pool with mushroom water features, covered by shade cloth
- Children’s animal-themed leisure pool with two slides and water features
- Splash pad with tipping bucket
- Large 5m slide separate to the pools (additional cost applies)
- Picnic tables and BBQ
- Shady trees
- Playground equipment
- Bicycle rack
- Large car park
Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool conducts Learn to Swim lessons, as well as Squad swimming training throughout the year (please contact the pool directly for bookings and information about pool closures during the winter months). Newmarket Pool is also perfect for birthday parties and events (contact the pool directly for more information, including party packages and reserving your space for the big day).
Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool features disabled access to the pools, as well as the bathroom areas. There are no stairs to navigate to enter the complex, which is all set out at ground level.
Keep Watch Pool Safety Program at Brisbane City Council Pools
Brisbane City Council public pools are part of the Keep Watch pool safety program established by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia. This program aims to prevent childhood drownings by setting out these guidelines –
0-5 year olds & non-swimmers – Parent or guardian within arms’ reach and present in the water at all times.
6-10 year olds – Parent or guardian showing constant active supervision and prepared to get wet and enter the water when necessary.
11-14 year olds – Parent or guardian present to regularly and physically check on the child.
By enforcing these guidelines, Brisbane City Council hopes to prevent all drowning incidents at council pools.
Newmarket Pool is located at 71 Alderson Street, Newmarket.
For more information regarding Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool, including opening times and admission prices, please phone (07) 3356 8434, or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sports-leisure/swimming-pools-brisbane/newmarket-olympic-swimming-pool
The Ithaca Creek bike path runs from Newmarket to Red Hill and is one of our Must-Do Kid Friendly Cycle Paths in Brisbane. Grinstead Park in Enoggera also has a great playground for school aged Brisbane Kids.