Graham Condon pool to open following refurbishment
The Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre in Christchurch will open its swimming pool to the public from 25th May 2020 following an extensive refurbishment that started in mid-January. The fitness and sports halls at Graham Condon are already operating under Alert Level 2.
The popular recreation facility had been due to reopen in late March 2020 after the upgrades but this was delayed by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Other Christchurch City Council indoor pools - Jellie Park, Taiora QEII and Pioneer – opened their doors this week.
Christchurch Council Head of Recreation, Sports and Events Nigel Cox says the maintenance and refurbishment at Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre was needed because it had been well-used since it opened more than eight years ago.
“We’re delighted to have this essential work complete and to be able to reopen Graham Condon to the public again after a longer closure than we’d originally planned.
"It’s a very busy centre and we know people will be keen to get back into their sport, fitness and swimming there.”
The upgrade at the centre was carried out in two phases, starting with improvements to the reception area and gym and then the swimming pools and changing areas.
The work will improve the efficiency of the entire facility. It includes changing to energy efficient lighting, fresh paint, new flooring, replacement of showers and toilets and pool-side works such as tiling repairs. Air and water quality has also been improved through upgrades to the pool plant and HVAC system.
Online bookings are now essential for Council pools, fitness centres and group fitness classes to help manage numbers and avoid waiting times. People can book for up to seven days ahead and bookings are limited to one session per day to keep access fair for everyone.
For more information go to www.ccc.govt.nz/rec-and-sport
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12th May 2020 - Hills Shire Council commits to rebuild of Waves Aquatic Centre
24th June 2010 - Green Light for Graham Condon Centre
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