George Bolton Swimming Centre

The George Bolton Swimming Centre, originally built in 1966, is located in heritage-listed Hazelwood Park. Surrounded by significant native vegetation it’s a unique asset for the Burnside City Council and the local community. The ageing facilities required a significant upgrade to ensure the centre maintained its relevance into the future. 

The new roofline creates a statement entryway and expanded undercover areas. All pools were renovated, including a 50-metre lap pool, learn-to-swim pool and beach-entry toddler pool with a modern plant room built to service them. Additions include a splash pad with fixed pool toys to provide fun activities for young children who make up a large share of the centre’s visitors.

The updated centre delivers best practices in accessibility for patrons with a disability. Integration of the built works with a nearby playground invites increased use of the facilities and a dual-access kiosk.


  • 2015 Excellence in Recreation Planning Projects Award, Recreation SA
Kaurna Country
Burnside, South Australia
Burnside City Council
Project Contact
Ben Luppino
Tomek Photography
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