Our new heated outdoor 50-metre pool in Prince Alfred Park is now open.
Residents, visitors and local workers have been patient as extremely high rainfall, soil contamination and construction issues delayed the pool - to say thanks, the pool will be free entry for the first six months.
The pool has a new cafÃ© that opens onto the park. There are sky-lit change rooms, tiles that gently reflect water and natural light, and tiered seating dotted with bright-yellow shade umbrellas.
It also has the biggest green roof of its kind in Sydney, and uses water-saving fixtures, stormwater harvesting, best practice filtration and monitoring, and energy-efficient lighting and heating.
It is the first major public building designed by Potts Point practice Neeson Murcutt Architects - and it is an architectural masterpiece.
This is the final stage in the most extensive upgrade to the 7.5-hectare Prince Alfred Park in 50 years:
â€¢ An underground stormwater reuse system which will supply 95 per cent of the park's water needs
â€¢ Five new international competition standard tennis courts with the same Plexicushion surface used in Flinders Park, the home of the Australian Open
â€¢ Two children's playgrounds with seesaws, swings and custom-made play equipment
â€¢ A new exercise circuit with three fitness stations linked by a one-kilometre loop of accessible path for joggers, pedestrians, bikes, prams and wheelchairs
â€¢ Two new basketball courts and an additional half-court with city skyline views
â€¢ New barbecues and family picnic areas with custom-designed tables and seating
â€¢ Hundreds of new trees and plants including rainforest species and succulents including passionfruit vines, climbing frangipanis and citrus trees
â€¢ Custom-designed energy-efficient lights throughout the park.
We hope you enjoy the beautiful Prince Alfred Park Pool!