PARC Reopen plan – 9th November!



We’re delighted to announce that from Monday 9 November we will reopen our doors again! 

Thank you for your patience as we’ve finalised our reopen plan. We’ve worked hard to create our programming for this opening based on the very limited capacity allowance and ensuring we prioritise services that we’ve not been able to offer during lockdown.  

As we’ve had 7 days without a new COVID case, we’re optimistic about the restrictions easing further, and once the Government announces any changes, we will provide an update and move quickly to increase our services and capacity. 


PARC Programs and Services 

As of Monday 9 November, we’ve reviewed the current Government Victorian guidelines and have received direct advice allowing PARC to confirm the following services:  

PARC service  Capacity  Session time  Cost (per session) 
50m main pool  OPEN 2 x 25m lap pools for 20 people  45 mins  $8.50 
Warm Water pool  OPEN for 20 people  60 mins  $8.50 
Gym floor  OPEN for 10 people  45 mins  $13.00 
Group Exercise  OPEN for 10 people  45 mins  Active movers – $12 

Reformer – $16 

All other classes – $14 

PARC Swim  OPEN from 16 Nov for a 5-week Learn to Swim program. More details provided on Monday.  25 mins  $75 set fee for entire 5 week program


Plus, don’t forget we still have our ongoing services available if you’re not comfortable coming back into Centre just yet: 


What will be different? 

As you can imagine, PARC will look very different during this reopening, compared to last, as our capacity is even more limited. To ensure PARC provides a safe, clean and fun environment for all, we have:  

  • Adjusted operating hours to allow for ongoing and thorough cleaning and disinfecting.  
  • Mandatory face mask wearing by all staff and visitors to the Centre. Face masks are required at all times, apart from when out of breath exercising or entering the pool, unless a medical exemption applies. 
  • Implemented strict conditions of entry and safety processes. A concierge will meet all PARC visitors in the foyer to check you in and ensure you are fit and well. If you display any symptoms of COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will be denied access to the Centre.   
  • All PARC users will be required to book sessions online, so we have an accurate record of who has been in the Centre, and to help us manage the strict capacity limits.  
  • Social distancing cues will be marked on the floor throughout the entire Centre, along with signs that will show which gym and group exercise equipment is available for use. 
  • Hand sanitisers and antibacterial wipes will be provided throughout the Centre, with patrons asked to wipe down equipment before and after use. 
  • Drinking fountains will be closed, so please bring your own bottle, and sweat towels remain mandatory for all workouts.  
  • Café, Creche, leisure pool, aqua playground, spa, sauna and steam room will remain closed for this initial opening. 
  • Not all areas and services will be open and so please visit our full list of changes we have made, on the website. 


Accessing our Services

 We will have similar processes in place from last reopen for accessing PARC facilities and services, including: 

  • All entry to PARC from Monday 9 Nov will be on a casual, pay-as-you-go system. We require all PARC users to book and pre-pay for their swim, gym workout and group exercise sessions online, and no walk-ins will be permitted. 
  • During this initial reopen period, all membership will remain on suspension, and no memberships will be charged during this time.  
  • Due to the limited capacity we cannot offer voluntary reactivation of membership, but as soon as restrictions ease further we will move quickly to provide this as an option. 
  • PARC Swim program enquiries will open from Monday 9 November and the program will start from Monday 16 Nov. Current members only.


How are we keeping you safe? 

We want to ensure PARC remains a safe and enjoyable environment for our entire community and our processes take PARC’s already recognised high standards of health, safety, and cleanliness to and even higher level, including: 

  • Additional cleaning resources, 
  • High quality disinfectants will be used for all continuous and deep-cleaning processes, 
  • Hand sanitisers and antibacterial wipes provides throughout the Centre, 
  • COVID-19 and hygiene training for all staff, 
  • Plus, the Centre has had a super deep clean prior to opening. 
  • To see a full list of the changes we have made to protect you, please visit our reopen page


How to Book 

Bookings are now open for Monday and all sessions must be booked and paid for online through our website. For lap swimming, Warm Water pool, gym floor and Group Exercise, bookings will open 3 days in advance from midnight, so get in quick to secure your place!  

PARC Swim 5-week program bookings will be open from Monday 9 Nov and are made by enquiring through our website. Payment must be received to secure your booking. 


For further information and questions about this reopening we encourage you to read our Reopen section on our website in full, as it includes ALL the details you will need to inform you about your visit, as well as detailed Frequently Asked Questions. 


We can’t wait to welcome you back! 

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Join the @SouthSideFestivalFrankston team for the South Side Sea Soak. Cold-water immersion has long been attributed with both physical and mental health benefits so what better way to celebrate the bay this May?

South Side Sea Soak
Saturday 11 May, 8am
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PARC will be open with reduced hours on Thursday 25 April 2024. 

Centre: 1pm-7pm 
Waterslide: 1pm-6pm 
Cafe: 1pm-5pm 
Childcare: Closed
PARC Swim: No Classes
Group exercise: Reduced timetable, check Customer Portal for classes. 

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Did you know that our vision is that 'Every Child In Frankston Can Swim'?🌳👶🏻

The Rotary Peninsula 2.0's Birth Tree is one way that's helping us to achieve this vision. ⚙️

By joining the Birth Tree, you get your child's name on this year's plaque. Plus through the Birth Tree, $45 of every contribution goes straight back to PARC and PINES to help more children build confidence in the water. Your contribution will go directly to funding baby swim programs. It's a great gift to welcome a child into our ever-growing community in Frankston.🏊

You can purchase a place for a baby born this year on the birth tree by heading to our website in the link below. Or for older children, you can add them to the Family Garden. Find out more in the link in our bio.

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Help us see out the PINES season with a bang and head down to our gorgeous outdoor pool for:

✅ Free entry between 4pm-7pm
🌭 Free sausage sizzle 
💦️ Waterslide (weather dependent) 
🎨️️ Face painting 
🙌️ Giveaways 
🥳️ And lots of fun in the water! 

It has been an incredible season and we can't wait to celebrate with our wonderful community.

We can't wait to see you there!

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Spots are still available for our PARC Fit Outdoor term 2! 💪

Due to popular demand we have added another term of PARC Fit Outdoor, running over 6 weeks and set outside in the beautiful surrounds of Beauty Park and Frankston Pier, our 60 minute sessions are a great way to start your mornings. 🌳🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️🌿

PARC Fit Outdoor Term 2 kicks off next Monday 15 April! With three different days to choose from across the week, there's still time to book your bootcamp style outdoor training sessions.

To register head to our Customer Portal in the link in our bio.

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This arts and crafts this hands-on activity is perfect for children curious about nature!  Creating a habitat for butterflies using native seeds and clay, children will make 'seed balls' to take home and start a butterfly patch in the garden. 🦋🐝🪲

Bookings are essential, so please head to the link below to book your child in for a session. If you cannot attend your booked session, you can cancel through the Eventbrite page.

All items are provided and no live animals, insects or lizards are used. 

📆 When: Friday 12 April 
🕐 Sessions times between 12pm-2pm

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