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Napier’s Aquatic Redevelopment

Napier’s new aquatic facility is going to be built on the corner of Tamatea Drive and Prebensen Drive. This will be a fantastic new facility for everyone to enjoy. We are making huge improvements in all areas. There will be more pool space for people learning to swim, more play space for very young children, more lanes for swimmers, water walkers and aqua-aerobicists, along with better accessibility for special needs users.

The design is based on Christchurch’s QEII aquatic complex, but it has been adapted to suit the needs of our local communities.

It is anticipated that construction will begin in late 2019 with an opening date in very early 2022. Napier City Council is working closely with groups and clubs who will be using the facility to ensure their needs are addressed in the detailed design work. Iwi and residents close to the locality are also being closely consulted.

Size of new pools

This graphic illustrates the increased capacity of the new pools. 

 


Pool size comparison

Other features of the new facility

  • 2 Hydroslides (one for raft/inner-tubes, one body only)
  • 32-35 person (6.5m x 6m) spa pool
  • A café – accessible from inside and also externally for customers who don’t want to pay to enter the facility
  • Birthday party room
  • Outdoor play areas
  • Gymnasium and spin room.

The gym is targeted at people of all levels of fitness, particularly those who might be new to exercise and physical activity. The gym will have a focus on being inclusive and accessible for all, for example, group fitness activities for special needs users.

Opening hours

Hours of operation will be very similar to Onekawa, which is 6am to 9pm on weekdays, 9am-6pm Saturdays and 10am – 6pm on Sundays.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for all aquatic activities will be similar to the fees at the Onekawa pools.

Parking

The entrance will be on Tamatea Drive. An on-site parking lot will have parking for around 180-200 vehicles. This will include special needs parking and parking for young families. This compares to 69 car parks at Onekawa.

Public transport

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are in charge of bus routes in Napier. They are happy to introduce new bus routes going to the pools if there is a need. There are also iWay cycle paths that lead to the new aquatic facility.

Further information

For further information about this project, please visit Napier City Council's website.

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