Gympie aquatic centre - what's in it for kids?
GYMPIE'S youngest residents and their parents will have it made in the shade when they keep cool at the $22.5 million aquatic centre later this year.
A rubber-floored play pool and kid-sized waterslide are among the big features for little people at the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre which is approaching completion at the Tozer Park Rd site.
As young children grow and get ready for swimming lessons, they will find they have been specially catered for in the 25m indoor heated pool, one side of which includes an in-pool seating area.
There are also extensive waterslide features which promise fun for everyone from older children through to teenagers and adults.
Competition swimmers, mostly young people well out of the play pool stage, are also important prospective customers for the council.
Both the 50m outdoor pool and the 25m indoor pool have been designed to allow access for all abilities with wheelchair ramps into the water.
Children, teenagers and parents seeking fitness, sport or fun are among those being catered for by the pool planners.