Aquatic Centre Upgrade
Planning started: February 2011
Construction started: November 2011
Completed: November 2012
Removing an obsolete outdoor pool provided an opportunity for creating a water play park in the heart of the Napier Aquatic Centre.
The family-friendly area features a zero-depth splash pad furnished with colourful imported “toys” – water jets and fixed aqua balls, umbrellas and bows that spurt water.
Three sand volleyball courts were relocated from Onekawa Park, helping to elevate the sport’s profile in the city and make it more accessible to a wider public. The revamp also added a flying fox as another popular activity.
Barbecue facilities were also renewed to encourage families to make a day of outings to the centrally-located swimming complex.
Future plans provide for an upgrade of the building housing the aquatic centre’s original 25m indoor pool – work that is scheduled for 2013.