Sydney's Inner West
Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre, in the tranquil surrounds of Petersham Park, is a great place to have a dip, do some laps, or just to bring your family for a day out in the sun, BBQ lunch and all!
Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre was redeveloped in 2013 and the kids facilities are better than ever!
There's a new outdoor kids splash deck and a toddler pool (all inside a childproof fence) provide heaps of entertainment for the little ones. There is also grassed areas, seating and a shade sail so you too can relax a bit while the smaller kids enjoy some water fun.
The 25m lap pool is new and beautiful. The 8 lane pool is outdoor and heated and primarily used for lap swimming but there is a free play area at most times of the day. The extensive grassed areas surround the pool, there are also seating facilities, a picnic area and BBQ.
The changing facilities are new. There is also a kiosk.
The perfect concoction of a lovely old fashioned (but new) swimming pool, big trees and an abundance of shade, a lovely grassed flat with a BBQ begging for a sausage sizzle and a family or two to enjoy it, and a kiosk that sells the same iceblocks I remember having as a kid! The toddler pool area is fully fenced, has a great shady pool, a chunk of shady grass with tables and a play area for the kids. This pool is great for the little ones too as it is compact, and safe. They also do swimming lessons for the kids!
I have spent many an afternoon here with my son, daughter, husband and friends. Such a relaxed swimming pool. Sometimes keeping it simple really works when entertaining the kids.