Sydney's Newest Aquatic & Leisure Facility

by Louise Magee on February 18, 2021

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is the largest pool complex in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics.

The Design and vision by Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw and TCL, and supported by builders CPB Contractors over 3 years of design and construction has resulted in this state-of-the-art facility.

The striking design was inspired by Sydney ocean pools and is both beautiful and functional. The expansive complex is set to be Australia’s most accessible and sustainable facility of its kind.

From children playing and friends taking a dip to serious swimmers improving lap times – Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre offers something for everyone.

The architecturally impressive site brings a hub of green, open space and recreation to this former industrial area. It features plenty of outdoor space to relax and play in, including a playground and picnic facilities, fitness training circuit and multipurpose sports field.

Some notable features include:

  • 50m heated outdoor poolset within a larger, irregular shaped beach pool
  • 25m heated indoor program pool for swimming lessons
  • Indoor leisure pool with a range of interactive toys, including water spraying devices and tipping buckets
  • Heated hydrotherapy pool
  • Health and fitness centreand covered outdoor yoga deck
  • A crèche with indoor and outdoor play areas
  • A full-size outdoor synthetic multipurpose sports playfield
  • A fully equipped gymnasium and outdoor training circuit
  • An outdoor playground and boardwalk
  • Plants and landscaping inspired by the area’s Indigenous heritage


Bangala, a new public artwork by Aunty Julie Freeman (Eora/Yuin) with Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi)