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Best public swimming pools in Hong Kong for families

By: Melissa Stevens

When the mercury rises in Hong Kong, you really need to hit the water to cool off. There are 43 public swimming pools across the city, many with facilities such as kiddie pools and water slides to make a visit a fun family day out. And even better, it’s cheap as chips, too. Adult admission is HK$17 during the week and HK$19 at weekends, concession rates are HK$8 during the week and HK$9 at the weekend and children under three are free! Here are some of our fave public swimming pools:

The Kennedy Town complex is one of the most futuristic of public swimming pools in Hong Kong
The Kennedy Town complex is one of the most futuristic of public swimming pools in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island Public Swimming Pools

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

K-Town locals with young kids make a bee-line for their state-of-the-art, heated public swimming pool, as it caters brilliantly for young families. It has great swimming areas for the kids, a family changing room and even a jacuzzi! Architecture buffs will appreciate the sleek, futuristic design of the complex, with part of the roof designed so that swimmers have views over the water.

2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town

Morrison Hill Pool

This swimming pool is tucked away in a little pocket between Happy Valley, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai and is a good option for a quieter swim as it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some of the other public facilities. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, with a toddlers’ pool outside. It has a snack bar and lounge chairs.

7 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai

Victoria Park Swimming Pool

Victoria Park is a much-loved recreational hub for Hongkongers, and its swimming pool is designed to cater for the throngs of families which flock to the park. The complex has five pools, including a deep-water diving pool, a shallow children’s pool and a paddling pool. There’s also a good-sized area with sun loungers to relax and a family changing room.

1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool

As Wong Chuk Hang becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are cottoning on to this huge public swimming pool complex which is absolutely huge! There are two main pools, two teaching pools, a training pool, a diving pool, a toddler pool and another pool ideal for older kids. The kids’ pools have a variety of slides and other water play features. It also has sun loungers and a family changing room.

2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Kowloon Park has one of the city's more distinctive public swimming pools thanks to a footbridge and waterfall features
Kowloon Park has one of the city’s more distinctive public swimming pools thanks to a footbridge and waterfall features

Kowloon Public Swimming Pools

Kowloon Park Swimming Pool

When the little ones tire of looking at the flamingos and exploring the various play areas in the park, take them for a swim in the park’s swimming pool complex. Spread across two levels, there are three outdoor leisure pools of irregular shapes linked together by waterfalls, a footbridge, one circular paddling pool and a sun bathing area. There is also a sun lounger area and four indoor heated pools.

Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool

This is one of the more legendary of the city’s public swimming pools as the indoor pool area has a pirate ship with water cannons on it! The outdoor facilities are equally as appealing to kids, with a sprawling selection of spaces including a toddler pool, a number of water slides and a fountain.

30 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

Jordan Valley Swimming Pool

A good choice if you have younger children as this swimming pool complex has a number of features well-suited to the smaller swimmer. Its has four leisure pool areas, with slides, water guns and other water play equipment. It also has a family change room.

6 Choi Ha Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon

Public swimming pools: Sai Kung Swimming Pool is a popular spot with locals
Sai Kung Swimming Pool is a popular spot with locals

New Territories Public Swimming Pools

Sai Kung Swimming Pool

This public swimming pool has a lovely leisure pool area with a fountain and water slides suitable for varying ages, which will keep the kids happy. Meanwhile, mum and dad can enjoy a few laps in the main pool area and enjoy the spectacular Sai Kung views!

12 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung

Tsing Yi Swimming Pool

This pool is well-known by water slide fans, as it has a good selection suitable to older children. It also has a toddlers’ pool and a family changing room.

51 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi

The public swimming pools are closed for cleaning on different days of the week, as well as being closed periodically for annual maintenance and repairs. Check the individual schedules on the Leisure and Cultural Services Department website for details.

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