The Eagleby Aquatic Centre is celebrating the official re-opening today with a free pool party for the community to enjoy.
The facility faced being closed permanently, however community voices and the fight from the local councillor meant the pool could re-open with some major upgrades just in time for the school holidays.
The gates opened this morning at 10am and by midday over 340 people had passed through the gates.
Nightlight is cooking up a storm with a free sausage sizzle and Wesley Mission Eagleby are handing out much loved snow cones.
“Absolutely fantastic day down here at the Eagleby Pool opening for the free day,” said Cr Karen Murphy.
“Belgravia Leisure have put this day on for us and we were expecting around 300 people today. It’s been quite busy from opening and the crowed are really enjoying Wesley Mission who are putting on some free popcorn, snow cones, and we’ve got Nightlight here cooking up a free sausage sizzle.
“We’ve also got a free jumping castle up the back when the kids are bored of swimming, and we have a DJ rocking it out with us as well,” said Cr Murphy.
“It’s been a fantastic day so far and the weathers beautiful for a pool party.
“I hope you love this asset as much as I do.”
The Eagleby Pool Party is on now with FREE pool entry till 4pm (9 December 2023).