Facilities and Parks

Lido Aquatic Centre

Rain or shine, the Lido Aquatic Centre has something for everyone. The Lido is fully equipped with a range of pools, gym and café.

Outdoor facilities

The outdoor facilities are set in grounds with large trees and grassed areas.

Family leisure pool

Incorporating an island, water cannons, waterfall and a toddlers' beach entry. Shade is provided adjacent to the toddlers' beach and also under the café porch.

50 metre pool

For competitive swimming and training.

Diving pool

With a depth of 4.7 metres and a diving tower to allow competitive diving 

Indoor facilities

Indoor leisure pool

A large pool in two levels, separated by an island and two large waterfalls. The upper portion of the pool includes two resting bays with built in seating and two water sluices. The lower pool incorporates a lazy river and two water cannons.

Spa pool

A large spa pool sits alongside the leisure pool capable of holding 20 adults in comfort.

Toddlers' pool

The toddlers' pool is popular with the children. The pool has a beach entry, a waterfall and a friendly frog which squirts water into the pool.

25m heated pool

The 25m pool is available daily for lane swimming. Located in its own pool hall, the pool provides a tranquil environment for the competitive swimmer and fitness training.

Learn to swim pool

The dedicated Learn to Swim pool is located away from the leisure facilities in a separate area, the pool provides an ideal learning environment. Swimming lessons are available for all ages, most days of the week.

Steam and sauna rooms

Separate steam and sauna rooms are available.


A fully equiped gym with machine and free weights and a range of fitness classes to suit all levels of fitness.


The cafe provides food and drinks at affordable prices, including specialty coffees, sandwiches and savouries. During the summer months, tables are available outside in the shade adjacent to the cafe.


  • Learn to Swim lessons
  • Swimming Assessments
  • Aqua Aerobics classes   

Location and hours

Park Road, Palmerston North

Indoors all year

Monday to Thursday: 6am to 8pm
Friday 6am to 9pm
Public holidays and weekends: 8am to 8pm

Outdoors in summer

Monday to Friday: 6am to 7pm
Weekends and public holidays: 8am to 8pm