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PARC turns five

PARC is inviting the community to join in celebrations to mark five years since opening.

  • Sunday 15 September, 1–5pm
  • Free aquatic entry
  • Free activities including cupcakes, sticker photobooth and Splashy McSplash Town, the inflatable obstacle course

PARC’s Fifth Birthday Celebration is on Sunday 15 September, 1–5pm.

In the five years since opening, PARC has provided almost $950,000 of value to local clubs and community groups and now employs around 300 people, with 70% of them local to Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

“Contributing to the local community has been a focus of ours from day one, so being able to employ local people and support local community groups and clubs is a real privilege,” said Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill.

“The PARC in the Community program is central to our vision that ‘everyone in Frankston has the opportunity to be active’. We provide heavily subsidised PARC memberships for many local residents experiencing hardship and free access valued at almost $950,000 to local clubs and community groups,” said Tim.

Every month, PARC provides vouchers and raffle items to up to 50 different groups, including kindergartens, local sporting clubs, scouts, primary schools, local associations and businesses.

“We’ve also now welcomed over three million visitors to PARC since opening, and one million in the past financial year, which shows the positive impact PARC is having, supporting the local community to be more active and improve their health and wellbeing,” said Tim.

All PARC’s profits are reinvested into community programs and facility upgrades, to ensure PARC remains an industry-leading facility that provides ongoing community benefit.

Significant recent upgrades include additional car parks, new flooring and painting, sauna and steam room upgrades, new gym equipment and the introduction of virtual fitness and an online booking system.

“These upgrades are essential to ensure we deliver exceptional customer experiences for all the community,” said Tim.

Most recently named Victoria’s Best Health Club, PARC and Peninsula Leisure continue to lead the industry and have received nine industry awards since opening in September 2014:

  • Best Health Club (Victoria), 2018
  • Seasonal Facility Management Award – Pines Forest Aquatic Centre, 2018
  • Swim Teacher of the Year – Tabitha Cauchy, 2018
  • Swim Teacher of the Year – Alyssa Danger, 2017
  • Innovative Program Award for Splashy McSplash Town, 2017
  • Personal Trainer of the Year – Marcin Piotrowski, 2016
  • Facility Management Award – PARC, 2016
  • Duty Manager of the Year Award – Amber Fordyce, 2015
  • Swim Teacher Award – People with a Disability – Emma Hughes, 2015

PARC are also offering new members $0 joining fee and four weeks free when joining for 12 months. Speak to PARC reception for details.

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🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️ Youth Summer Swim Intensive, 8 - 12 January 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️

❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
RSVP: Learn more and book in for free via our website here: 
Make sure you select the ‘PARC Swim Vision’ tab to see the full information and complete the form.

Any questions? Please email 

#parcfrankston #pinesfrankston @frankstoncity #learntoswim #summerswimprogram Frankston Youth Service #FrankstonCity
🎄PARC Christmas Hours 🎄

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Christmas sweet treat, anyone? 🍭🍬 

This is your sign to try our cafe special next time you’re in!! It’s the silly season, so come and try our special Santa shake! It’s rolling out fast this month 🎄🎅🏻 

#PARCFrankston #santashake #christmasmilkshake #yum #foodie
Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone? 🎁 We've got you covered! 🤩

Gift your loved one something from the Peninsula's award winning recreation centre and support them in building happy, healthy habits. 

We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

#PARCFrankston #christmasgift #giftinspiration
Time to re-enrol for Childcare! 🧸

A friendly reminder to enrol your child into childcare again for 2024. Everybody needs to reenrol, even if you regularly attended this year. 

You can download a copy of the form on our website. Link in bio. 

Thanks for your cooperation

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