On January 29, 1934 approximately 1300 people attended the opening of the Grenfell baths, the cost of the project was 5,650 pounds.
Grenfell baths has definitely come a long way since then with the new state-of-the-art Grenfell Aquatic Centre being handed over to council by Icon Industries next Wednesday November 1 and then being open to the public on Saturday November 4. This is very exciting news for residents.
The new complex comes complete with a colourful, modern splash pad for toddlers and babies, a small training pool and an Olympic pool – both with wheelchair access. The amenities block is fantastic with change rooms and showers as well as separate disabled toilets and showers, there is also a baby change table and a separate first aid room. The state-of-the-art swimming club rooms and kiosk are something to behold.
The turf and sprinkler systems are to be laid this week, with the entrance and landscaping also being completed.
The new pool opening hours will be as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 1.00pm, 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 1.00pm, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday: 6.00am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 7.00pm Public Holidays: 11.00am – 7.00pm
Congratulations to all concerned.