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Ōtaki Pool redevelopment - opening 15 Dec

The Ōtaki Pool is located in the grounds of Haruatai Park, and closed its doors on 25 February to undergo a $5.4 million redevelopment, which is progressing well. We're excited to announce that we're reopening the doors on 15 December with a formal ceremony, followed by a fun day on Saturday 16 December.

While the pool is closed, Ōtaki residents can swim for free at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu and at Waikanae Pool. Swim clubs have also been accommodated and learn to swim fees for Ōtaki residents discounted.


What's included in the upgrade?

  • rebuilding the pool hall – replacing the roof and walls
  • improving access into the building
  • adding a ramp to the main pool
  • separating the filtration systems between the toddlers and main pool
  • redesigning a more user-friendly reception and entrance
  • adding acoustic panelling to the building’s roof to help with noise reduction
  • building a new community-designed splash pad next to the pool for free public use during summer.
  • removing fencing around the perimeter of the building to create easier access between Haruatai Park and the pool/splashpad
  • air handling upgrade to improve pool environment particularly around the lane pool (this is an addition)
  • new plant room for the toddlers pool and splash pad filtration equipment

The pool’s changing rooms, plant room and building, and pool tank will remain mostly the same.  The pool tanks are being repainted and the changing rooms will receive a minor upgrade.

(Artists impression)


(Artists impression)

 Answers to your questions

How did you come up with the design for the splash-pad?
More than 400 people provided feedback through completing online surveys, filling in paper forms at the pool and through face-to-face chats with Kāpiti Coast Aquatics staff. There was an overwhelming response from the community to first picking a preferred concept design and then what water play equipment they would like. 

Why are you redeveloping Ōtaki Pool?

The pool’s rebuild is one of four key initiatives selected by the Council and the community for development as part of FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015 – 35.

What does Ōtaki Pool offer?

Once it's reopened, whether you're looking for exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, Ōtaki Pool will cater for you. It's conveniently located, will have a great community feel and will be ideal for fun family occasions.


There will be no Learn to Swim lessons at Ōtaki Pool in Term 4 2017

Find out more information on SwimKāpiti at Ōtaki Pool or contact Ōtaki Pool on 06 364 5542  


Haruatai Park, 200 Mill Road, Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast  View Larger Map Bus Route Bus route: 290 from Waikanae Station Bus stops on Mill Road (stop ID:1728) For more information visit the Metlink website at www.metlink.org.nz Contact Phone: 06 364 5542 Emai...

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Large inflatable in the main pool and inflatables.