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Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre

Sport and fitness, Pools Petersham
People in the pool at Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre.
Photograph: Supplied/Sergio Montenegro

Time Out says

Find this cool hidden oasis in the heart of the Inner West

As you’re strolling past a baseball game or languishing under the Whomping Willow-style trees lining the footpaths of Petersham Park, you may hear gleeful water-soaked cries floating past you on the breeze. That’s because the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre is tucked away behind the play equipment within this unassuming Inner West green space.

The centre is home to a sunny eight-lane 25m heated pool, plus a splash deck and toddler pond, making it perfect for all the hip families who inhabit this region of Sydney. The pools and grounds are also fully accessible, with ramps and hoists readily available.

The recently redeveloped open-air pool is a perfect spot for summer picnics, as they have a café and barbecue areas safely enclosed within the centre, and the very old-school but undeniably charming Petersham Bowlo across the road for post-swim pints in the sunshine.

By: Olivia Gee



Address: Cnr Station & Lotos St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am-5.30pm; Sun 8am-5.30pm
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