New Splash Park Coming to Des Renford Leisure Centre

Des Renford Leisure Centre
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Excitement is building as construction progresses on the new splash park at the Des Renford Leisure Centre (DRLC) in Maroubra.


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Slated for completion in late September 2023, the new splash park will feature an impressive selection of in-ground and above-ground structures. Among the highlights are exhilarating slides, refreshing water sprays, a captivating spiral tunnel, and the delightful Fun-brella. 

Additionally, children will have a blast with the Sneaky Soaker, whilst thrill-seekers can enjoy the Surf Cannon and Surfboard attractions. For an ultimate drenching experience, a towering Dump Bucket will provide endless laughter and excitement.

Des Renford Leisure Centre
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One key aspect of the splash park’s design is its focus on sustainability. In line with the growing need for responsible water usage, the park incorporates a water circulation system that emphasises conservation. 

Des Renford Leisure Centre
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This innovative system will recycle and reuse water, allowing up to an impressive 95 percent of used water to be recovered.

In addition to its water features, the design of the splash park also takes into account the comfort and convenience of parents and caretakers. New landscaping and seating areas will provide ample space for families to relax and supervise their children whilst enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

About the Des Renford Leisure Centre

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The Des Renford Leisure Centre, owned and operated by the Randwick City Council, is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. 

The centre features a range of aquatic and fitness amenities, including a 50-metre outdoor Olympic pool, a 25-metre indoor competition pool, a 25-metre indoor training pool, an enclosed outdoor dome pool, and a dedicated toddler’s outdoor pool. 

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The centre also has its own spacious gym equipped with the latest cardio equipment, catering to the diverse wellness needs of the community.

The centre is named in honour of the late Des Renford MBE, a renowned Australian marathon swimmer. 


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Renford devoted many hours to the centre and generously shared his time with the Special Olympics group and his beloved Coffee Club. Through the Coffee Club, he created a welcoming environment where individuals of all swimming abilities could swim together and enjoy a cup of coffee, fostering a sense of camaraderie and inclusivity.

Published 16-June-2023