Beat the heat safely this summer

Dubbo City Council is again urging residents to be mindful that weirs kill, and Council’s Director Community Services, David Dwyer, said the summer holidays are a perfect time to remember that just because we are not on the coast, doesn’t mean we can’t cool off in the water.

“For those in the know, there are plenty of places to get wet and escape the heat away from the inherent dangers of the weir,” Mr Dwyer said.

“The mighty Macquarie River is a great place to get your feet wet, whether it be on a paddle board, a kayak or a canoe,” he said.

“There are several spots along the river where the peace and tranquillity is sure to refresh even the hottest and most bothered family members. Try Sandy Beach, Butlers Falls or the Church Street pontoon,” he said.

“If you have visitors with young children you can’t go past the Elston Park Water Park,” Mr Dwyer said.

“Situated on the corner of Cobra and Gipps Street, this is a water park specially designed with little hands and feet in mind,” he said.

“Next to the newly installed playground featuring equipment for all ages and abilities, there is an expansive lawn area, shelters, free gas BBQs, and toilets,” he said.

“For those wanting to really stretch out and maybe do a couple of laps, the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre is located on Talbragar Street, Victoria Park and features a heated Olympic size swimming pool, a children’s leisure pool with solar-powered heating up to 28 degrees, water slides, a playground, barbecue facilities and a kiosk,” he said.

“So don’t take any risks swimming this summer, stay clear of the weir and enjoy all the safe spots to swim in and around Dubbo,” Mr Dwyer said.

Last Edited: 24 Aug 2021

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