The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is a complex of indoor heated swimming pools operated by the Adelaide City Council and located in the northernmost extent of the Adelaide Parklands in North Adelaide. There is a car park to the west whose entrance is off Jeffcott Street, but the entrance to the centre itself faces north, towards Fitzroy Terrace. The centre opened on 20 December The centre features a metre Olympic-sized swimming pool and a smaller adjacent pool 33m x 21m used for aqua aerobics , canoe polo , diving , underwater hockey and water polo. The wet areas also include an octopus-themed 'Octopool' for children's swimming lessons and recreational use, two leisure pools, two water slides , two spas , a dry sauna and a steam room. There are also shops providing swimming equipment and food, and an outdoor barbecue area. There are separate prices for families, single adults, children, and concession card holders Health Care Card or full-time tertiary students.
As a forward-thinking city, Adelaide is actively pursuing a clean energy future. The energy saving measures have been delivered in combination with a range of other major upgrades and is contributing to building a sustainable, modern and invigorating future for the year-old centre. The project involved quite a complex process as much of the work was in public use areas, requiring shutting down one-half of the centre while the other remained open, and vice versa.
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The City Baths were first constructed in and subsequently rebuilt in until replaced and relocated in the Park Lands with the Adelaide Swimming Centre in The introduction of aquatic sports into the Park Lands created a suitable venue in pleasant surroundings for major competitive events. The modern building of a low pyramid form blends into the surroundings of gum and pine trees in such a manner as to conceal the many and varied activities performed within its enclosure.