Orion Lagoon is the sparkling blue jewel in the crown of Robelle Domain, Springfield city’s green heart and one of Ipswich’s showcase parklands.
A favourite southside haunt on a hot day is Hibiscus swimming pool located in the Hibiscus Sports Complex at Upper Mt Gravatt.
Griffith University Aquatic Centre is one of the southside's best kept secrets. Located in beautiful bush surrounds at Mt Gravatt Campus, this peaceful public pool appeals to all ages – not just uni students.
This swimming complex is one of those rare commodities encompassing swimming pools and a small water park under the one open roof.
With up-to-the-minute facilities and fringed by a grove of statuesque gum trees, newly built Colmslie Pool is a fantastic all year amenity for children and adults alike.
Nestled on the foreshore next to the Manly Marina, Manly Pool is a bright little patch of blue comprising a 25 m covered pool with access ramp, a toddler pool, slide and a kiosk.
This fantastic family friendly pool complex and playground features giant Joan Miro-esque water sculptures dotted in and round the kids’ pools.
This gigantic tropical sea front pool nestled at the base of Redcliffe’s cliffs is a favourite for families with young children and those who enjoy a shallow water paddle on a hot day.
An old-fashioned resort style cluster of pools, picnic and barbecue amenities, beach volleyball and tennis courts, The Plantation can be found off the beaten bayside track alongside the Tingalpa Creek Reserve.
This giant sandy-floored wading pool was a Great Depression government project that still benefits the community
The perfect antidote to the corporate bustle of the CBD across the river, Streets Beach has something of the surreal about it.

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