As the temperatures rise, hk pools are the perfect place to cool down. Fortunately, there are 44 public swimming pools throughout the city managed by LCSD, so you’re never far away from one. Admission to these pools is fixed at $17 for adults on weekdays, and less for children and seniors.
For swimmers who want to take it up a notch, there are Olympic-sized pools, as well as diving and training pools. There are also recreational and lap pools for those who are more focused on exercise, or simply prefer a calmer environment.
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, this pool is popular with families. The outdoor pools are surrounded by lush greenery and offer stunning Sai Kung views. There are also a few water slides, making this a fun place for kids to play while mum and dad do some laps.
There are indoor and outdoor pools, plus a toddlers’ pool full of whimsical water installations like mushroom and tree-shaped fountains. The main pool here is spacious and looks out over Tolo Harbour. Across from this are spectator stands that can hold 1,200 viewers. Ma On Shan Swimming Pool also has four giant waterslides, including two of the highest and fastest in Hong Kong at 9 metres.
This refurbished and expanded complex was designed by UK-based Derek Walker Associates and local firm Simon Kwan and Associates, and opened on 12 September 1989. It was built as part of the redevelopment and expansion of Kowloon Park that was sponsored by the Jockey Club.
The main pool here is a 50m-long rectangular pool surrounded by lush gardens, and has three sessions each day for swimmers of all levels. There are a number of water slides for kids, as well as a round stepping pool and a leisure pool for those not wishing to swim laps.
With its bright blue walls, the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool is a Hong Kong landmark and was opened on 12 September 1989 as part of the redevelopment of Kowloon Park, sponsored by the Jockey Club. Originally, the pool was managed by the Urban Council, but in 2000 it was transferred to LCSD. In the same year, the pool won the Best Pool Design Award by the Hong Kong Swimming Pools Association. It has since been listed as a Grade III Historic Building. This pool is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Besides its striking façade, the pool is known for its water slide, which has a 5.7m vertical drop and is regarded as the world’s highest outdoor water slide.