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Important Notice: Main Pool Hall closure 8 – 14 July

Closure Notice: The Main Pool Hall will be closed from Monday 8 July – Sunday 14 July

Dear PARC Members and Users,

At PARC, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality facilities and experiences. Our building, now a decade old, requires planned closures to keep everything running smoothly and safely. To maintain our industry-leading standards, we must occasionally undergo essential and planned maintenance and replacement works.

Main Pool Hall Closure Works:

In partnership with the Frankston City Council, we are undertaking significant replacement works in the main pool and waterslide plant rooms. This means that the entire Main Pool Hall will be closed from Monday 8 July – Sunday 14 July.

The primary focus of this work will be replacing the outdated main switchboard that controls the entire main pool hall plant room and the waterslide plant switchboard. This essential upgrade will enhance the efficiency and reliability of our systems, ensuring a better experience for all our visitors.

Scheduled Maintenance Period:

We have strategically scheduled a shutdown from Monday, 8 July to Sunday, 14 July to minimise disruption. This week, coinciding with the school holidays and a break from swimming lessons, is our quietest period. During this time, the main hall aquatic space, including the 50m pool, learn-to-swim pool, and Aquatic Playground and waterslides, will be closed. However, our Warm Water Pool, Childcare, Café, health and wellness facilities, and group exercise classes will remain open. The Main Pool Hall will reopen at 5am on Monday 15 July.

What this means for me?

  • I’m a Full Access Member:
    • As normal, you have access to all your usual Group Exercise classes and the gym
    • You also have access to the Warm Water Pool Hall, including the Spa, Sauna and Steam Room
    • If you would like to suspend for the week, you can do so via our website.
    • Remember, Full Access members have PARC Plus Full Access included as a membership benefit. Learn more about this benefit and sign up here.
  • I’m an Aquatic Access Member:
    • As normal, you have access to the Warm Water Pool Hall, including the Spa, Sauna and Steam Room
    • If you would like to suspend, you can do so via our website.
    • Did you know you also have free access to PARC Plus Community Access? PARC Plus is our online exercise platform that allows you to be active where and when it suits you. Learn more about and sign up here.
  • I’m a PARC Swim Member:
    • It is PARC Swim holidays so there are no lessons running
    • If you would like to suspend, you can do so via our website
    • We will not backdate suspensions, so please ensure you do this before Monday 8 July for that week
    • Suspensions used will not go towards members’ allowable suspensions and won’t impact the suspensions rules
    • Looking for a School Holiday activity? Frankston Skate Park is right behind PARC. We are running fun and free kids skateboarding clinics over the period. Learn more about these free school holiday activities here
  • I’m a casual user of PARC:
    • Our popular School Holiday Program is having a rest over winter, and will not be running these school holidays.
    • You will not have access to the Main Pool Hall.
    • Childcare and Café are still operating, so feel free to come down for a yummy treat!
    • Did you know you also have free access to PARC Plus Community Access? PARC Plus is our online exercise platform that allows you to be active where and when it suits you. Learn more about and sign up here.
  • I’m part of a User Group:
    • Our User Groups usually break over the holidays. We are working with our main contacts to ensure sessions are not impacted.
    • As normal, if you would like to suspend, you can do so via our website.

What’s open?

We are using the pool closure period as an opportunity to complete additional planned works. It is a great time to deliver these with minimal disruption to members and guests, see below for Centre wide impacts.  

 

Week commencing 1 July

Week commencing 8 July

Week commencing 15 July

50m / 25m Lap Lane Pool

Open as normal

Closed

Open as normal

Learn to Swim / Leisure Pool

Open as normal

Closed

Open as normal

Toddler Pools

Open as normal

Closed

Open as normal

Aquatic Playground

Open as normal

Closed

Open as normal

Waterslides

Open as normal

Closed

Closed

Warm Water Pool

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Sauna, Steam Room & Spa

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Male Pool Area Change Rooms (downstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

Female Pool Area Change Rooms (downstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

* Closed, alternative change options available (family changes and upstairs)

Male Change Rooms (upstairs)

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Female Change Rooms (upstairs)

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Café

Open as normal

Open, with adjusted hours 8am – 2pm. Reduced menu. 

Open as normal

Childcare

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Gym / Health Club

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Group Exercise Studios

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

* Working awaiting confirmation. Please check back here in the coming days as the downstairs Aquatic Changeroom closure dates are confirmed. 

Thank you for your patience

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to enhance your PARC experience. These improvements are designed to provide a safer, more enjoyable environment for all our members and guests. We look forward to unveiling the upgrades and welcoming you back on Monday, 15 July.

Thank you for your continued support.

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