Swimming Lake and Pools

Following recent events around COVID-19 all swimming pools and lakes in the Wattle Range Council area have been closed for the season as of 23rd March 2020. Reopening in November 2020 for the summer period, dates to be advised at a later date.

Council operates swimming facilities across the Council area from November to March each year. Council provides free entry during public opening times. Each year, the Vacswim and Education Department swimming programs take place at Council sites.

Hire is also available for community and school events. To make a booking for a community or school event please use the form provided below:

Swimming Lake and Pool Use Permit(49 kb)

For more information contact Council's Engineering Office on (08) 8733 0901.

Watch Around Water

Wattle Range Council is a proud supporter of the Watch Around Water program, encouraging caregivers to actively supervise their children.  Children under 5 must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times and children under 10 must be actively supervised.

Millicent Swimming Lake

Located in Park Terrace, Millicent, this unique aquatic facility provides a family-friendly environment for all skill levels with an enclosed toddler area, shallow beach and deeper water. The pontoon provides opportunities for more experienced swimmers. The area includes BBQ's, a playground, shade, beach volleyball court, car parking and a privately owned kiosk. Council has recently upgraded the changerooms at the Millicent Swimming Lake and hot showers are available for $1 per 2 minutes. Patrons are asked to bring their own change for use in the hot showers. The Lake is open 24 hours per day, however the toilets are locked each evening to prevent vandalism. Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty at the Millicent Swimming Lake. The entire area is also declared a Dry Zone, so no alcohol is to be consumed at the site or on the surrounding parklands. No dogs are permitted in this area.

Pools

Penola Pool

Located in Bowden Street, the Penola Swimming Pool has been upgraded in recent years and now provides a high-class facility with a 5 lane, 30 metre heated pool ranging from 0.9 metres at the shallow end to 2.8m at the deep end.  The facility is family-friendly, with a small toddler pool covered by a shade sail and shady grassed areas.  Hot showers are also available at Penola for $1 per 2 minutes and patrons are asked to bring their own change for showers.

Public Opening Times
Weekdays (Monday - Friday)3 pm - 6 pm
Public Holidays, Weekends and School Holidays    1 pm - 6 pm

Please note the pool will only be open if the forecast temperature as advised by the Bureau of Meteorology at 9 am is above 20 degrees. Extended opening hours may apply when the temperature is over 30 degrees. On these nights, the pool will be open until 8.30 pm or until the last patron leaves, whichever comes first.

While there is a lifeguard is on duty during public opening hours, parents are reminded that children 12 years and under must be supervised by a responsible person 16 years or over.  Any children under 13 years who attend the pool without a responsible person will be asked to leave.

There is an active swimming club is based at Penola, which runs morning lap swimming, competition training and swimming carnivals for members.  For membership enquiries, please contact Stuart Sharman on 0411 241 891 or email Stuart.Sharman@tweglobal.com

Pools

Nangwarry Pool

With easy access from the highway and ample parking, the Nangwarry Pool is now open for the swim season on days when the forecast is for 23 degrees and over.  Patrons can swim free of charge.

A free electric bbq is available and new shade will be installed this summer.

Public Opening Times
Weekdays (Monday - Friday)3 pm - 6 pm
Public Holidays, Weekends and School Holidays    2 pm - 6 pm

Please note the pool will only be open if the forecast temperature as advised by the Bureau of Meteorology at 9 am is 23 degrees or above. Extended opening hours can apply when patrons wish to stay. On these nights, the pool will be open until 7 pm or until the last patron leaves, whichever comes first.

While there is a lifeguard is on duty during public opening hours, parents are reminded that children 12 years and under must be supervised by a responsible person 16 years or over.  Any children under 13 years who attend the pool without a responsible person will be asked to leave.

Pools


For further information on this or any other issue please contact Council:

Telephone: (08) 8733 0900
Email: council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 27, MILLICENT  SA  5280