Splash: A new aqua park and leisure centre for Craigieburn

Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre

The new regional aquatic and leisure centre at Craigieburn ANZAC Park will be officially named Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, has revealed.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the title would signify a place that was fun, exciting, and full of energy.

“Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre will attract people from across Hume and beyond, so it is important to give the venue a catchy name,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The title we’ve chosen is easy for people of all ages to recognise, and it’s a fitting label for a centre which really will make a big splash.

“Generations of Hume families will enjoy a splash at this large and state-of-the-art aqua park, and I just can’t wait until the water is hosed in!”

Splash is set to accommodate an Olympic-sized 50 metre pool, as well as large waterslides, a children’s aqua play unit and toddler pools.

It will include a gymnasium with 24-hour access, hosting a wide range of exercise machines, and spacious rooms that allow people to take part in group fitness classes.

The centre shall feature modern change rooms and showers, as well as a café for anyone who would like to socialise or relax after a session in the water or the gym.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

“Splash will be open from early in the morning until late at night,” she said.

“It’s where children will go to learn how to swim and stay safe around water.

“Splash shall be a great place for mums and dads who want a work-out on the treadmill or the exercise bike.

“The centre will welcome senior citizens who are determined to stay healthy through Hume City Council’s active ageing program.

“And it is set to accommodate countless school students who love to play on inflatables and take part in thrilling aquatic challenges.”

Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre will be a major attraction at Craigieburn ANZAC Park, which is located across the road from Craigieburn Central and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn.

The 12 hectare site shall present an athletics track and pavilion, as well as a spacious playground for children of all ages to discover.

The playground, to be called Livvi’s Place, will be situated in the middle of Craigieburn ANZAC Park, and shall feature slides, tunnels, swings, bridges, a cubby house and a carousel.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Craigieburn ANZAC Park would also honour Australians who have fought in war.

“Hume has worked closely with the Craigieburn War Memorial and Remembrance Committee to create a new war memorial at the park,” she said.

“It will pay deep respect to those who have served and sacrificed for Australia in World War I, World War II and through many other conflicts.”

Craigieburn ANZAC Park shall offer lush parklands, and host community events like Hume City Council’s Craigieburn Festival.

The $48.5 million park will open in stages between November 2016 and mid-2017, thanks to a partnership between Hume City Council, Australian Government, Victorian Government, Craigieburn Central, Stockland and the Touched by Olivia Foundation.

To find out more about Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre, visit www.hume.vic.gov.au/splash

Posted on 12:00 AM, 30 June 2016

Updated : 4:38 PM, 30 June 2016

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