Cardinia Shire outdoor pool season is back!

Published: 9 November 2022

Grab your togs and get ready to make a splash, as the community will once again be able to enjoy outdoor pool season across the shire.

Check out the opening dates for each outdoor pool: 

  • Koo Wee Rup Swimming Pool – Saturday 5 November  

  • Garfield Swimming Pool – 13 Sunday November  

  • Pakenham Outdoor Pool – 13 Sunday November  

  • Emerald Lake Park Wading Pool – Friday 2 December 

The pools will be opening on any day forecasted on or above 26 degrees throughout November, December, February, and March.   

All pools will be open every day in January regardless of the temperature.  

There will be no changes to the outdoor pool opening hours, however the temperature forecast time will be changed to 4pm (instead of 6pm) the day before.  

This will allow more time for the community to view the opening hours, as well as allowing more time to organise lifeguards or additional staff. 

Cardinia Leisure will be hosting several fun events throughout January 2023 across the pools, including themed days, pool party days, swim programs and much more! More details about these great events will be released closer to January. 

For more information about Cardinia Shire’s indoor and outdoor pools, visit Council’s website at or call 1300 787 624 or email  

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