History


Beatty Park Leisure Centre was built and used for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. It comprised two 50 yard pools, a diving pool, extensive spectator seating and press rooms. Over the next 31 years, the Centre played a prominent role in the development of swimming and aquatic sports in Western Australia, both in education and at an elite level.

Following the construction of Challenge Stadium (previously Superdrome), much controversy surrounded the decision to redevelop Beatty Park Leisure Centre. Feasibility studies and a series of public consultations were conducted in an effort to ensure that the new facility would meet the needs of the existing users and the broader community.

A total refurbishment took place in 1993 with the best of the old being combined with an exciting new facility. Beatty Park Leisure Centre re-opened in July 1994 and now comprises a 50 metre 8-lane outdoor pool, a 30 metre dive pool, a 25 metre indoor lap pool with adjoining water playground, water slides, diveboards, free-form pool, sauna/spa/steam room, gymnasium, aerobics room, circuit gym, retail shop, café, crèche, office space and a series of activity rooms, and spectator seating for approximately 5,000 people.

The Centre is unique in that it has maintained its historical links to the past, yet has become one of Western Australia's premier indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. It is a valued resource for the people within the City of Vincent and surrounds.