Tuesday, May 17, 2016

solar @ Blackheath Pool

Friends of Blackheath Pool & Memorial Park has recently applied to the 2016 of SUEZ Community Grants for initial funding to begin a project to bring solar energy to Blackheath Pool.
SUEZ grants byline is "creating a sustainable future".

Our end goal is to render Blackheath Pool complex completely energy self-sufficient.

Our application seeks to fund preliminary planning activity to look into feasibility.

With recent advances in solar technology, both increasing efficiency of energy conversion, and reduction in cost & size of solar collectors, we hope to be able to find a suitable solution. 

We made mention not only of heating of Pool swimming water, but also the electrical power used by the filtration plant & circulation system.  The second being by far the greatest cost barrier to keeping The Pool open for longer seasons.

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC) kindly agreed to auspice our application, which made the whole process much smoother.

We also received a very supportive letter from Member for Blue Mountains Trish Doyle.

BMCC's Blue Mountains Leisure Centres management - who run all our pools - have also been very supportive when the topic has been discussed.  And the incoming Rhododendron Festival Committee has also expressed support.

We'll keep you posted on developments.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Blackheath Pool celebrates the start of the 2013/14 swimming season with FREE ENTRY for Opening Day
10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday 30th November

With the HOT DAY predicted today (Thursday) the water will get nice & warm, and will retain its warmth until Saturday, but yes, weather not looking so promising for Opening Day. But it's free entry from 10AM so pop down & check it out. 

Regular hours: 9:30AM to 6:30PM every day (except Xmas Day)


Thursday, October 31, 2013


your RSVP appreciated for planning purposes to either: ParkCareTeam@gmail.com OR Facebook http://ow.ly/qlsVo

Sunday 17th November 9 to Noon
meet at DuckPond BBQ area
BYO gardening tools & drinks for lunch
wear your gardening gear
followed by FREE LUNCH!!

we go ahead rain, hail, flood, fire or tsunami ;)

-a Blackheath Community Alliance event-

Supporting the ParkCare Team: volunteers caring for Blackheath Memorial Park. 

Alliance members include: Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC); Blackheath Chamber of Commerce & Community; Blackheath Community Centre Committee; Blackheath Croquet Club; Blackheath & District Horticultural Society; Blackheath Highway Action Group (BAG); Blackheath Public School Council; Blackheath & Mt Victoria Rural Fire Service; Blackheath Quota; Blackheath Scouts; Blackheath RSL; Blackheath Streetscape Group; Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society; Friends of Blackheath Pool & Memorial Park; Medlow Bath Residents Association; Phoenix Choir; Popes Glen Bushcare Group; Rhododendron Festival Committee; Rotary Blackheath; Rotary Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Here’s a challenge folks... we’re nigh on 10,000 individual visits to Blackheath Pool this summer – we need just another 300 visits across the final days of the season to reach the target!

C’mon everyone bring your friends, bring your family... the weather’s ideal - enjoy Easter at the Pool & we can reach the target :)
Pool’s open until 6PM Sunday 07 April.

Swim Now!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

aerial view "swimming basin" c.1926

aerial view of Memorial Park & "swimming basin", 1926. Looking north-east from 'Frog Hollow' - C. A. Wadson collection
[scanned 2010 from original 1970s Rotary Blackheath history book, held in collection of Blackheath branch library]

Sunday, December 2, 2012

new activities THIS SUMMER

Tai Chi Saturday 10am starts 5th January for 5 weeks (excluding 26th)

Boot Camp Monday & Friday 5.30pm-6.30pm starts 1st February

...and Aquarobics is back  - starts Wednesday 5.15pm 30th January

TO BOOK call The Pool (02) 4787 8018

Monday, November 5, 2012

WIN a *Blackheath Pool SEASON PASS*

 WIN a *Blackheath Pool SEASON PASS* (Free entry, valid all summer) drawn 01-December-12

Pop an entry form into two competition boxes currently at:
a) BANC reception counter;
b) BOOSH After School & Vacation Care sign-in counter
c) Watsons Hardware
d) Blackheath 5-STAR SUPERMARKET, Govetts Leap Rd

Over the next three weeks we plan to move the boxes around town to allow as many people as possible a chance to enter :)

Others located around town TBA :)