Blacktown City offers cool alternative these school holidays

Published on 05 January 2018


You now have even longer to enjoy Council’s aquatic facilities with hours being extended for the January School Holidays.

The Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali MP, encouraged residents to keep cool by taking a dip at one of Council’s great facilities: “The west has seen increasingly hot weather this summer and this is why Blacktown City Council has extended their aquatic and leisure facility hours for the rest of the school holidays”

Council facilities at Blacktown, Emerton, Mount Druitt, Riverstone and Stanhope Gardens will be open on the weekend until 7pm.

Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton (35 Jersey Road, Emerton) is great for keeping the kids entertained with an indoor leisure pool compete with shower spray jets and bubble jets.

And the wave pool at Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope (Corner of Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens) offers a realistic experience similar to being in the ocean.

Blacktown Aquatic Centre offers both an indoor and outdoor 50-metre pool, as well as a shaded toddler’s pool.

Mount Druitt Swimming Centre (Ayres Grove, Mt Druitt) and Riverstone Swimming Centre (Corner of Market Street & Garfield Road, Riverstone) both offer 50-metre pools if you’re looking to do a few laps, a 25-metre pool if you’re more of the leisurely type, as well as ample shaded grass area for the little ones.


For further information on Blacktown City Council’s Leisure & Aquatic Facilities including extended opening hours for each facility and entry fees please visit