New swimming spots are all the rage in Sydney right now. After Barangaroo’s Marrinawi Cove and Concord’s Bayview Park opened to the public for the first time in 50 years, swimming has also been approved in another inner west spot with the idea to make it a “new Sydney icon.” Lilyfield’s Callan Park is the new location you’ll be able to able to splash around in soon. It’s also getting a tidal pool with swimming lanes, an extensive jetty and two moored pontoons. Spanning 61 hectares, Callan Park is located on the foreshore of the Parramatta River.
Callan Park, Lillyfield
Aside from its parklands and lush green spaces, Callan Park is also a popular spot for recreational and community-based activities. After two years of extensive water testing, environmental impact research and floor quality testing, swimming at the park was finally approved with a fifty-metre pool set to be built on-site.
“With its position at the heart of the Bay Run, the Callan Park tidal pool can become a Sydney icon. With our location finalised and all approvals now granted, we are ready to partner with the NSW Government to fund the construction of this beautiful, new swim site,” Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne said.
Notable highlights of the pool include swimming lanes, a giant jetty and two moored pontoons for sunbathing and diving. Construction is set to begin soon.
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