Public Pools & Water Parks
Townsville has several aquatic facilities across the region offering a range of opportunities for fun, fitness and recreation.
The Strand Water Park
The Strand Water Park is ever popular with families with kids. Kids will have a blast cooling off in the Water Park, with slides, water cannons and much more to enjoy. The Water Park is free and open 6 days a week with a life guard on duty.
- Children’s water park
- Junior children’s playground
- Toilets (male, female and disabled access)
- BBQ/picnic facilities
- Outdoor showers
- Parking available along The Strand promenade (including four (4) disabled parking bays)
- Open 9am – 8pm daily (1 December – 31 March)
- Open 9am – 6pm daily (1 April – 30 November)
- Closed every Tuesday for maintenance, excluding public school holidays.
The Rockpool on The Strand
The Strand Rockpool is a free stinger resistant seawater pool located on the northern end of The Strand. With easy access to a wide range of facilities, The Strand Rockpool is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or BBQ and cool off for free! The pool is gently sloped with a shallow area suitable for wheelchair access and children, which leads into a deeper pool for swimming.
Riverway Lagoons is situated on the picturesque Ross River with an upper and lower lagoon and a special toddlers area. The Riverway Lagoons cover an area in size of more than three Olympic swimming pools. The lagoons are nestled among shady raintrees, with the picturesque Ross River providing a peaceful backdrop. The surrounding well-established raintrees, together with the extensive overhangs of the Riverway Arts Centre roof and additional shade structures, provide a protected year-round safe swimming environment.