Leisure centres & swimming pools

Love to gym, swim, golf? Stay active by visiting our various leisure facilities.

Ascot Vale Leisure Centre

Monday, 9 April update: Due to a power failure, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre has unfortunately cancelled all classes for the evening.  

Address: Corner Epsom and Langs Roads, Ascot Vale

Phone: 9375 3411

Visit the Ascot Vale Leisure Centre website

Features

  • 25m lap and children's aquatic play space
  • warm water exercise pool 
  • learn to swim pool
  • two saunas, steam room and spa
  • health club
  • RPM room with 50 Keiser cycle bikes
  • group fitness hall
  • kidspace creche
  • family and accessible change rooms
  • change village for larger groups
  • cardio room
  • program room
  • group fitness hall
  • café
  • In Stride Health and Wellness suites

Opening hours

Day Time
Monday-Wednesday 5am-11pm
Thursday-Friday 5am-10pm
Saturday 6am-8pm
Sunday and public holidays 8am-8pm

East Keilor Leisure Centre

Address: 84 Quinn Grove, East Keilor

Phone: 9336 3711

Visit the East Keilor Leisure Centre website

Features

  • 25m indoor pool
  • indoor toddlers pool
  • spa and steam room
  • gymnasium
  • cardio room
  • aerobics hall
  • crèche
  • outdoor 50m pool (seasonal)
  • outdoor diving pool (seasonal)
  • outdoor learners pool (seasonal)

Opening hours

Day Time
Monday-Friday 5.30am-10pm
Saturday 7am-8pm
Sunday 8am-8pm

Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool will open on Saturday, 25 November during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 6am-7pm

Saturday: 7am-8pm

Sunday: 8am-8pm

Queens Park Swimming Pool

Address: Corner Pascoe Vale Road and The Strand, Moonee Ponds

Phone: 9375 3651

Visit the Queens Park Swimming Pool website

Features

  • 50m outdoor solar heated pool
  • 20m junior pool
  • shaded toddlers pool with frog slide for children under 10
  • kiosk
  • change rooms

Opening hours - 2017/18 season

Summer season

The outdoor pool will open on Sunday, 26 November – Friday, 30 March with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 6am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am-7pm

For all enquiries during the winter, please contact us on 9377 1555 or email dantonello@belgravialeisure.com.au.

Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre

Address: Newsom Street, Ascot Vale

Phone: 9938 4545

Visit the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre website

Opening hours

Tennis courts

Day Time
Monday-Friday 9am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm (8pm daylight savings)

Golf course

7 days a week, dawn to dusk

Driving range

Day Time
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm (9pm daylight savings)
Saturday-Sunday 9am-7pm (8pm daylight savings)

Driving range balls available from 7am at Pro shop.

Future of our leisure centres

Moonee Valley’s leisure and aquatic facilities were built originally in the 1950s and 1960s.

Over the years they have been improved and upgraded and have become centres that now offer a wide range of services.

Given these centres are ageing, in particular the swimming pools, it is now time to plan to ensure these centres can meet changing community needs well into the future!

Aquatic Leisure Centre Plan

Our Aquatic Leisure Centre Plan (pdf, 1.22MB) aims to guide long term decision making about leisure centre redevelopment in Moonee Valley.

Two of the first priority actions in the plan are to:

  • develop a feasibility study to look at redevelopment options for the East Keilor Leisure Centre
  • develop possible upgrade works in particular for the concourse area at Ascot Vale Leisure Centre

Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre 

Planning has commenced to increase the number of netball and tennis courts located at Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre. To find out more, please go to the Fairbairn Park page.

The works are aligned with Fairbairn Park Master Plan (pdf, 900kb) and Riverside Golf and Tennis Master Plan (pdf, 9MB) which through community consultation, found the site to be the ideal location to meet current and future users onsite.

The future of East Keilor Leisure Centre

Planning has commenced for the new East Keilor Leisure Centre!

Planning for Moonee Valley’s largest capital works project has commenced with the appointment of Peddle Thorp Architects to lead the design of the new East Keilor Leisure Centre. The centre will provide the community with state of the art facilities including:

  • 50 metre heated outdoor pool
  • 25 metre indoor lap pool
  • dedicated learn to swim pool
  • dedicated hydrotherapy pool
  • spa and sauna
  • indoor water play features for young children
  • café and seating area
  • new gym, group fitness and spin studios
  • crèche
  • accessible and family change rooms

There will be opportunities to provide feedback as the design progresses with further information provided in early 2018. At this early stage of the project it is anticipated that planning will continue until late 2018 with construction likely to commence in mid-2019. Until then it is business as usual at the centre.

Redevelopment FAQs

What facilities will be included in the new centre?

Following considerable community consultation at the Feasibility planning stage of the new centre, Council’s recently endorsed concept is designed to meet the future needs of the community and to reflect the changing ways in which we use leisure centres and aquatic facilities.  The following will be incorporated:

  • 50 metre heated (seasonal) outdoor pool

  • 25 metre indoor lap pool

  • dedicated learn to swim pool

  • dedicated hydrotherapy pool

  • spa and sauna

  • indoor water play features for young children

  • café and seating area

  • new gym, group fitness and spin studios

  • crèche

  • accessible and family change rooms

Will there be an outdoor pool?

Yes, Council endorsed a concept that has an outdoor 50m pool.

 

How much money does Council plan to spend on the redevelopment of the centre?

Council revised the project budget to $49.9m.  This includes all demolition, construction, car parking, and landscaping.  Much detailed analysis has taken place to ensure the project can be afforded.

 

The revised budget also allows for project contingencies which will be revised as investigations continue e.g. soil testing. It also includes an allocated amount for gym equipment, furniture and pool equipment.

In April 2018, Council received news that the Victorian Government will be contributing $3M to the project.

 

What are the timelines for the redevelopment – when is it going to happen?

The below timeframes are indications only and will continually be revised as the project develops.  Members and the wider community will be provided updates on any changes.

  • Design works complete - end of 2018
  • Tender process to engage construction contractor - early 2019
  • Construction commencement – early/mid 2019
  • Construction completion and reopening – late 2020

How long will the work go for?

Construction is likely to take around 18 months. More detail on the construction will be provided as the project progresses. 

 

Will the centre be closed down during the redevelopment; and if so when?

We aim to have the centre operating for as long as possible although the centre is expected to be closed at some stage during the redevelopment.  Alternatives are being planned to allow users access to other centres to continue their healthy activities. At this stage we cannot give an exact date as to when it will close, but likely to be early-mid 2019.  Further information regarding alternate sites, membership arrangements and timing will be provided as it becomes available. 

 

Who are the architects?

Peddle Thorp Architects were awarded the contract to design the development, and has extensive experience in designing leisure centres that include ‘Splash’ (Craigieburn), Watermarc (Greensborough), Aquanation (Ringwood), Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and the original Ascot Vale Leisure Centre.

When do we get to see what the new building will look like?

Council is in the final stages of concept designs and will be providing these to the community shortly.  

 

Regular information updates will occur which you will be notified of in due course. 

 

What will happen to the synthetic soccer pitch next door?

We are currently investigating the opportunity to continue to utilise the synthetic pitch during the redevelopment.  However we need to ensure the construction works do not pose a safety issue for players.  We will liaise with users of the soccer pitch regarding any impacts.

 

Is there likely to be any impact on Essendon Keilor College located next door?

There will be no impact to the operation of Essendon Keilor College, however the East Keilor Leisure Centre car park will not be accessible for school pick up and drop off.
Council will continue to work with the school throughout the project.

 

What work has been completed since the concept was endorsed in August 2016?

Council has been busy engaging the design team, undertaking site investigation works and progressing the initial concept.  We have also worked closely with State Government regarding funding opportunities. 

 

How do I stay up to date on the project?

The following communication tools will be used to keep the community up to date:

Last updated: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:29 AM