Stonnington makes splash with free pool entry Tuesday

Stonnington residents can cool-off for free on Tuesday with the municipality’s two public pools offering complimentary entry.

Residents can beat the heat at the Prahran Aquatic Centre from 5.45am to 7.45pm and at the Harold Holt Swim Centre from 5.45am until 9pm. Harold Holt’s 50m pool will be closed to the public from 9.45am to 3pm due to a carnival, but the indoor 25m pool and the leisure pool will be available all day (subject to lane availability).

With temperatures forecast to hit 37 degrees on Tuesday, Stonnington’s libraries will also be open for any member of the community looking for respite from the heat.

Malvern Library (High Street) and Toorak/South Yarra library (Toorak Rd) will be open from 10am – 8pm, while libraries at Phoenix Park in Malvern East and Prahran Square will be open from 10am – 6pm. All are air-conditioned and offer a comfortable space to spend the day.

Stonnington’s Mayor, Cr Joe Gianfriddo, said the Council was pleased to be able to offer free swimming on Tuesday.

“Heat poses a significant health risk and we’re glad we can help Stonnington residents stay cool,” he said.

Note: free access is only for the pools, other facilities remain subject to usual fees.

The Prahran Aquatic Centre is at 41 Essex Street, Prahran, while Harold Holt Swim Centre is at 1409 -1413 High Street, Glen Iris.

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