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Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool - Charters Towers
1 Plummer Street (corner of Church Street) Charters Towers
The Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool is owned by Charters Towers Regional Council and the Operations of the Pool Complex is currently contracted to JMS Aquatics (The Lessee). Contact details are as follows:
|Telephone:||07 4787 1604|
The complex is open year round and has a 50 metre pool and a 25 metre heated indoor pool. The opening hours for the complex are as follows:
1 September - 31 March
- Monday to Thursday: 5:30am - 7:00pm for the Centre (6:30pm for the 25m Heated Indoor Pool)
- Friday: 5:30am - 6:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Public Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm
1 April - 31 August
- Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 6:30pm
- Friday: 5:30am - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 6:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Public Holidays: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Both the 25m heated indoor pool and the 50m pool will be open during operating hours.
Greenvale, Pentland and Ravenswood Community Pools
These pools are managed by Community Organisations within each Township. The opening hours of these Pools are reliant upon the availability of staff and as such, the hours are not fixed. Each township has a sign on the entry gate advertising their opening times and applicable entry fees. Should you wish to enquire about a specific pool's opening times, please contact Council and we will source the information for you.
Towers Hill Walking Track
The Towers Hill Walking Track is a joint initiative of Council and the Queensland Government completed in June 2014. The Walking Track connects the Charters Towers City to the iconic Towers Hill through an 800 metre path, featuring a recycled plastic boardwalk with a covered area, seating, solar lighting, drinking fountains and native landscaping.
Council is committed to environmental and financial sustainability and the features on the track reflect this with recycled and low maintenance materials and climate appropriate vegetation used where possible. Social media users can "check-in" at the Towers Hill Walking Track using the "Towers Hill Walking Track" location created for Facebook and Instagram. Council is putting its green spaces on the map.
Defiance Mill Skate Park
Located on Boundary Street. The park has the following facilities:
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Weir Water Park Boat Ramp
If you turn left before entering the Burdekin Weir Park and travel approximately 1 kilometre, you will reach Dave Chapman Park. A recently constructed boat ramp provides easy access to enjoy a spot of fishing. Fish species include Sooty Grunter, Dew (Cat) Fish, Sleepy Code, Barramundi and Small Mouthed Grunter. It is also a well known location for birdwatching, with cormorants, pelicans, ducks and darters often spotted. Disabled facilities are available. Dogs on leash are allowed.
A 4 horsepower limit on all craft using the Weir is in place, as it is considered that the use of craft in excess of 4hp is incompatible with the interests of existing recreational anglers and canoeists. No jetskis are allowed.
Council is seeking to expand recreational use of the Weir - click here for more information.