Get ready, this summer is going to be a hot one! And Councillor Cherie Rutherford, Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee wants everyone at the coast to know that the pools will be open during the school holidays.

“Our staff have been working hard to ensure maintenance and upgrades are completed to the Cooee Bay and Emu Park Pools” said Cr Rutherford.
“While some maintenance will still be ongoing during the Christmas period, the Cooee Bay and the Don Ireland Swimming Complex, Emu Park will be open, and with the summer temperatures that are expected what better way to spend your holidays”.

Local pool opening hours are:
Don Ireland Swimming Complex, Emu Park:
Mon to Fri - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Sat & Sun - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Public Holidays - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Cooee Bay Pool:
Mon and Fri 5:30am-6:30pm
Tuesday and Thurs 5:30am-7pm
Wednesday 5:30pm-6pm
Saturday 7:30am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm.

Maintenance on the pools include:
Cooee Bay

  • Replacement of sand filter to main pool
  • Replacement of pumps to main pool
  • Construction of new storage shed on site
  • Repainting inside internal of the male and female amenities provided fixed baby change tables
  • Resealment of seamless flooring to male and female amenities
  • Resealment of roof of the amenity and kiosk building.

Please Note: During the Christmas period, the heated pool will be closed to allow it to be resealed while the “Learn to Swim” program is on holidays.

Emu Park:

  • Repainting of the kiddies pool
  • Resealment of seamless flooring in male and female amenities
  • Replacement of roof over amenity building
  • Structural repairs to patio

Please Note: Emu Park Pool will start an upgrade over the coming months to provide heating to the main pool. This project is in its early stages and completion date is yet to be finalised.

For more information on pools within our Region please click here.