New South Wales

Memorial baths to reopen with a splash

The Lismore Memorial Baths will reopen next Monday, 11 December 2017 and a special Christmas-themed family fun day will be held on Sunday, 17 December 2017 to celebrate.

The pool has been closed since the March 2017 flood and Council has undertaken close to $1 million worth of flood repairs including the addition of flood mitigation measures to lessen the impact of future floods.

The Lismore Memorial Baths will reopen with a new retro look that includes historic prints and stories depicting the central role the facility has played within the Lismore community since it opened in 1928.

“We’re so glad to be able to open before Christmas and ensure people can come to their local pool over the summer holidays to cool off,” Lismore City Council’s Manager of Major Recreation and Cultural Facilities Tony Duffy said.

“The community has been very patient while we have undertaken essential flood repairs, and we can’t thank our regular pool users enough. We are lucky in many ways that it has been a mild spring.

“We would love to see families get into the Christmas spirit and dress up for our family fun day on 17 December 2017. This will be a great chance to celebrate the festive season with the whole family – and all entry and inflatable tickets will be half price. We encourage everyone to come along – the more the merrier!”

The Lismore Memorial Baths will open on limited operating hours to ease in the new pump system and equipment. The facility will open from 9am to 5pm from Monday, 11 December 2017 up to and including Sunday, 17 December 2017.

The following week from Monday, 18 December 2017, opening hours will revert to normal: Monday to Friday from 6am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Over the Christmas/New Year 2017 period, the pool will be closed on Christmas Day 2017 and New Year’s Day 2017 but will remain open throughout the rest of the holiday break.

Entry to the Christmas-themed family fun day on 17 December 2017 is half price for all visitors.

The family fun day will run from 9am to 5pm with giveaways throughout the day and a prize for best-dressed boy and girl. There will also be a $2 sausage sizzle from 11am to 3pm and inflatable fun from 11am to 4pm. The kiosk will be open as normal and food and drink will be for sale on the day.

Source: Lismore City Council

Featured Image: Lismore City Council’s Manager of Major Recreation and Cultural Facilities Tony Duffy and Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith at the refurbished Lismore Memorial Baths, which will reopen on Monday after being closed since the March flood.

Image courtesy of Lismore City Council