23 Splash-tastic Outdoor Swimming Pools in Sydney

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Few activities are as fun as splashing about in a glorious swimming pool, particularly when you're a kid. Luckily, our lineup of outdoor swimming pools in Sydney is a long one, with awesome pools dotted throughout just about every neighbourhood, and some are even heated! 

So whether you're looking to teach the kids how to swim, need some time out to just float on the water, or love to play a bit of Marco Polo with the little ones, we've got an awesome list of outdoor swimming pools in Sydney to check out near you. 

23 Splash-tastic Outdoor Swimming Pools in Sydney

1. Andrew Boy Charlton Pool

Andrew Boy Charlton
This amazing pool is popular with adults and children alike!

At the awesome Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, you’ll find two heated outdoor pools - a 50-metre saltwater eight-lane pool for adults and older children, plus, a shaded pool for young learner swimmers.

There’s a fantastic cafe where you can eat on the deck overlooking the pools, breathtaking harbour views, and a fantastic learn-to-swim program - need we say more?!

Location: 1c Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney

2. Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Gunyama Park
Don't miss a trip to Gunyama Park to enjoy their luxurious heated pool!

One of the newest outdoor swimming pools in Sydney, the beautiful world-class facility at Gunyama Park is a place for everyone to play, exercise, and take some much-needed time out!

There is 50-metre heated pool, as well as an indoor leisure zone that boasts slides, fountains, and even a mega-drencher for kids!

Location: 17 Zetland Ave, Zetland

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3. Victoria Park Pool

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Victoria Park Pool

Behind the University of Sydney in a tranquil nine-hectare park, you’ll find the 50-metre Victoria Park Pool alongside its toddler splash pool with beach entry and water features, both beautifully heated to a minimum of 25 degrees year-round.

There’s also an onsite gym, a popular cafe, and limited free two-hour parking in the car park (City Road access). They also offer an onsite creche for children from eight weeks to five years.

Location: City Road Corner of, Parramatta Rd, Camperdown 

4. Parramatta Aquatic Centre

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An aerial view of Parramatta Aquatic Centre.

After years of waiting, Sydney can finally make excellent use of the brand-new Parramatta Aquatic Centre!

The sparkly new facility in Parramatta Park boasts world-class attractions, including a 10-lane heated pool with seating, an eight-lane heated indoor recreational pool, a dedicated learn-to-swim indoor pool, a water playground, spa facilities with sauna and steam room, a fitness centre, a cafe, a creche, party rooms, and more, making it one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Sydney. 

Location: Parramatta Park at 7A Park Parade

5. Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is the place to be on a hot day to cool off in their 50-metre pool.

The state-of-the-art facilities at Hornsby Pool include three heated pools, water play features for the kids, a gymnasium, plenty of shaded seating, a kiosk, a cafe, and more! 

Location: 203 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby

6. Epping Aquatic Centre

Pool inflatable obstacle course
We hope the giant inflatable obstacle course comes back this summer! 

Another one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Sydney to add to the list, Epping Aquatic Centre is fun for the whole family.

Along with great facilities, clean water, shade for the baby/toddler pool, and even a giant inflatable obstacle course that they sometimes whip out during the summer months, Epping Aquatic Centre is also loved for its beautiful bushland surroundings that make you feel like you're really nestled in nature. 

Epping Aquatic Centre is making some huge improvements and adding even more fun attractions - stay tuned for updates!

Location: Dence Park, 26 Stanley Rd, Epping 

7. Prince Alfred Park Pool

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Prince Alfred is one of the most attractive outdoor swimming pools in Sydney.

In the heart of Surry Hills, a short walk from Central Station, you’ll find Prince Alfred Pool surrounded by landscaped gardens and plenty of seating.

It offers Sydney’s first accessible heated pool with a ramp into the water, a splash deck with water toys for toddlers, and even a playground for the kids!

Location: 105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

8. North Sydney Olympic Pool

North Sydney Olympic Pool
North Sydney Olympic Pool

Please note: North Sydney Olympic Pool is closed for redevelopment until further notice.

Offering some of the most spectacular views from any outdoor pools in Sydney, take a dip in the balmy North Sydney Olympic Pool and enjoy amazing views over Luna Park, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

As well as the pool, there is an onsite gym, and a crèche on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings (bookings essential). After 10 am, pool and gym users can claim up to two hours of free parking per day through the Park & Swim scheme.

Location: 4 Alfred St S, Milsons Point 

9. Warringah Aquatic Centre

Warringah Aquatic Centre
The giant shower rings at Warringah Aquatic Centre. 

While the main pool at Warringah Aquatic Centre is an indoor one, we've thrown this one into the list of the best outdoor pools in Sydney just because their water playground is seriously cool!

The water playground at Warringah Aquatic Centre includes a 25-metre lap pool, a toddler wading pool, giant dumper buckets, giant Coastal Banksia leaf showers, giant shower rings, water cannons, and plenty more!

Location: 1 Aquatic Dr, Frenchs Forest

10. Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

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Leichhardt's Mushroom Pool is usually open from October to April.

It’s an inviting 27-degree water temperature at the Olympic-sized Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre.

As well as the seven-lane pool, you’ll find two children’s pools, an onsite gym and creche (open Monday - Friday 9 am-1 pm & Saturday 8.30 am - 11.30 am).

Location: Mary St, Lilyfield

11. Ashfield Aquatic Centre

Ashfield Aquatic Centre
The new-look Ashfield Aquatic Centre. 

After a major, multi-million dollar redevelopment, Ashfield Aquatic Centre is well worth a visit!

This world-class centre features a 50-metre pool with a moveable floor that can change its depth up to two metres, plus, a new children’s leisure pool. State-of-the-art facilities include a sauna, steam room and spa, a gym, cafe, and crèche.

Location: 160 Elizabeth St, Ashfield

12. Caringbah Leisure Centre

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Caringbah Leisure Centre

Under a canopy of gum trees, Caringbah Leisure Centre is an all-year-round family destination.

As well as a 50-metre heated pool, it offers a toddler pool, a car park, a crèche (open Monday-Friday 8.30 am-12 midday) and an onsite café.

Location: 5-9 Jacaranda Rd, Caringbah

13. Des Renford Leisure Centre

Des Renford
Boasting retractable walls and roof, Des Renford is a great all-weather option!

Des Renford Leisure Centre offers a beautiful heated (up to 32 degrees!) outdoor swimming pool in Sydney with retractable walls and roof, which means you can use it all year round no matter the weather.

This is in addition to its 25-metre indoor competition pool and 25-metre indoor program pool, onsite creche, state-of-the-art gym and fitness classes, and an onsite cafe.

Location: Jersey Rd & Robey Street, Maroubra

14. Sutherland Leisure Centre

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Sutherland Leisure Centre also has an awesome water park.

Sutherland Leisure Centre ticks all our boxes when it comes to the best outdoor swimming pools in Sydney

This epic facility boasts an outdoor 50-metre heated Olympic pool, an outdoor heated utility pool, a seasonal water park, and a multi-purpose indoor pool that also includes an indoor splash and play pool and a toddler pool. What more could we ask for? 

Location: 1 Rawson Ave, Sutherland 

15. Manly Aquatic Centre

Manly Aquatic Centre
Manly Aquatic Centre

The joy of aquatic adventures awaits at the Manly Aquatic Centre!

Immerse yourself in the refreshing 50-metre and 25-metre outdoor pools, both heated to a perfect 26 degrees and perfect for a splash. 

Families with little ones can enjoy a shaded baby area and a heated toddler pool, while the children's water play and leisure pool, along with the spa area seal the deal for us!

Location: 1 Kenneth Rd, Balgowlah

16. Drummoyne Swimming Centre

Drummoyne Swimming Centre
Drummoyne Swimming Centre

Discover the perfect blend of outdoor relaxation and aquatic fun at Drummoyne Swimming Centre.

Nestled by the waterfront, this facility presents breathtaking views and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, creating an ideal setting for your family's aquatic escapades.

For the little ones, the shaded toddler pool adds a fun-filled touch, ensuring every member of the family finds their perfect spot to enjoy the water. Dive into the refreshing experience of the saltwater pools, maintained at a comfortable 27 degrees throughout the season. Race you there! 

Location: 1p Henley Marine Dr, Drummoyne

17. Roselands Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Roselands Aquatic Centre
Roselands Aquatic Centre

Roselands Aquatic Centre offers a variety of options when it comes to outdoor swimming pools in Sydney.

The outdoor oasis features a heated 50-metre pool with a leisure area, providing ample space for water enthusiasts of all ages. Inside, enjoy the comforts of a heated 25-metre pool and a dedicated program pool. For the little ones, a heated toddler's wading pool ensures a safe and enjoyable introduction to the water.

Beyond the pools, the centre boasts a spacious grass area, perfect for basking in the sun or enjoying a family picnic, as well as a sauna, BBQ and picnic facilities, plus, a seasonal kiosk. 

Location:  Centre Ave, Roselands

18. Botany Aquatic Centre

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Botany Aquatic Centre


While it's due to undergo a major redevelopment in winter 2024, Botany Aquatic Centre is still currently open for business, and offers a fantastic 50-metre outdoor heated pool to take the kids to!

There's also a 22-metre teaching and training pool, plus, a toddler pool, plenty of shade, a playground, and BBQ picnic areas.

Location: Myrtle Street &, Jasmine St, Botany

19. Cabarita Swimming Centre

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Cabarita Swimming Centre

Nestled in Concord, Cabarita Swimming Centre boasts a picturesque setting overlooking the Parramatta River.

As one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Sydney, Cabarita boasts a stunning outdoor aquatic haven with three heated saltwater swimming pools against breathtaking views.

Location: Cabarita Park, Cabarita Rd, Concord

20. Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Max Parker Leisure Centre
Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre


Immerse yourself in the fantastic offerings at Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre

With a diverse range of amenities, this facility ensures a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the sun and make a splash in the outdoor 50-metre heated pool or take a dip in the indoor 25-metre heated pool. Families with little ones can rejoice at the outdoor heated children's wading pool, providing a safe and enjoyable space for water play.

Location: Marco Ave, Revesby

21. Enfield Aquatic Centre

Enfield Aquatic Centre
Enfield Aquatic Centre

Enfield Aquatic Centre's diverse offerings cater to a range of aquatic interests, ensuring a welcoming experience for the whole family! 

Make a splash in the refreshing non-heated 50-metre outdoor pool, perfect for those seeking the thrill of outdoor aquatic activities, while those seeking warmth can head to the indoor heated 25-metre pool. 

Location: 8 Portland St, Enfield

22. Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre

Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic
Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre

Discover the heart of your community at Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre in West Pymble. 

Take a dip in the welcoming indoor heated leisure pool, perfect for relaxation and family fun, while the water playground offers plenty of fun for little ones.

Dive into the 25-metre pool, designed for both fitness enthusiasts and casual swimmers alike. And for those who love the great outdoors, the refreshing 50-metre outdoor pool awaits, providing a perfect setting for a leisurely swim in the open air.

Location: Prince of Wales Dr, West Pymble

23. Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre Baulkham Hills

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Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre Baulkham Hills

Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre is home to a 10-lane 50-metre and 10-lane 25-metre outdoor pool both heated to 26 degrees, plus, an indoor 25-metre pool heated to 30 degrees. 

There's also an indoor program pool heated to 31 degrees, making this an ideal destination to take the kids for a splash!

Location: 44 Mileham Ave, Baulkham Hills

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Mar 18 2021

Botany Pool is good

Sue B

Mar 05 2017

Add Dence Park pool at Epping ... gorgeous bushland setting .

Jo Deller

Aug 05 2016

Also add Epping Pool at Dence park, it's faced closure when Hornsby Council owned it but now seems to have anew lease of life under Parramatta Council. Beautiful bushland setting.