Jamison pool to close?

caf 9 February 2007 12

OK, maybe this is well known by now…

but I recently heard that the Jammo Pool (a.k.a “Big Splash”) is set to close sometime in the next few weeks.

Apparently, they’ve been struggling ever since CISAC opened just down the road. Does anyone else know anything of this? If true, as one of Canberra’s few outdoor pools and the only place with big waterslides it’ll be loss keenly felt by me.

[ED – a city without water slides fails the Bill and Ted test]

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12 Responses to Jamison pool to close?
georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:18 am 22 Nov 10

Thanks guys – I think I’ll take the family sometime during the next few weeks.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 9:05 am 22 Nov 10

Adverts for the place on TV this morning.

PBO PBO 8:52 am 22 Nov 10

Jethro said :

As far as I’m aware it is still open.

Drove past yesterday and business was booming.

tommy tommy 6:32 am 22 Nov 10

Maybe CISAC is closing now? It looks pretty run down these days…

Jethro Jethro 10:14 pm 21 Nov 10

As far as I’m aware it is still open.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:20 pm 21 Nov 10


So, did this pool close or is it still open?

schmerica_ schmerica_ 11:58 am 10 Feb 07

This rumour has been going around for years, and each year its the same thing ‘This summer is the last summer for Big Splash’

miz miz 11:37 pm 09 Feb 07

I hope not, what a shame if it is closing for real. Though too far from us here in Tuggers to go often, the kids all go to Big Splash every year in the last week of school for their final excursion.
Outdoor pools are much nicer than indoor smelly ones! (I still miss Phillip’s old layout before they stuck the ice skating rink on the grounds, it was a lovely park-like place.)

Jey Jey 9:12 pm 09 Feb 07

My pop will be sad. He swims there in the morning during summer. He always makes a point of telling me how many laps he did. He’s recently been having coffee with the other blokes that swim in the morning, including the owner. He tells me all their stories.
I miss my pop. *sigh*

vg vg 8:14 pm 09 Feb 07

Part of my life since I can remember.

Dead set tragedy. As little kids our footy training in early season was to run up to the top of the slide, slide down and repeat

sim_m_o sim_m_o 7:49 pm 09 Feb 07

While of course it may be true this year, over the past three years I have had discussions with friends who were lifeguards, and heard from the various outlets of the rumour mill, that the summer of ’03 or’04 or whatever would be the last summer of jammo pools. Can’t imagine it would be cheap to run, maybe the gungahlin detention centre will have kamikaze slides too!

bubzie bubzie 5:37 pm 09 Feb 07


I’ve never heard of it until now, and wow, i’m shocked. (mind you, they supposedly always close over the winter time, and open back around in november?)

Errgh. then the nearest place with water slides would be like that jamboroo place? Ahhh.

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