Sport & Recreational Facilities

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 operation 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:

Summer Season

1 September - 31 March (inclusive)

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 7:00pm for the Centre
  • Friday:  5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Charters Towers Public Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Winter Season

1 April - 31 August (inclusive)

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Charters Towers Public Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Both the 25m heated indoor pool and the 50m pool will be open during operating hours.


Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday
Anzac Day (Open 1:30pm - 4:00pm) 

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, 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:

  • Skate bowl
  • BMX track
  • Half-court basketball court
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Walking path, lit at night

Dave Chapman Park (Boat Ramp) & Weir Recreation and Ski Park

If you turn left before entering the Burdekin Weir Park and travel approximately 1 kilometre, you will reach Dave Chapman Park. A boat ramp provides easy access to enjoy a spot of fishing. Fish species include Sooty Grunter, Dew (Cat) Fish, Sleepy Cod, Barramundi and Small-mouth 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.

On the 24 October 2019 Council and the Weir Recreation and Ski Park Reference Group officially opened the Burdekin River to expanded activities.  These include:

  • Skiing;
  • Powered Watercraft;
  • >4hp motors; and
  • Increased upstream access

Designated areas of operation are displayed at the boat ramp and available with speed restrictions between the boat ramp and designated skiing area. All activities are regulated by Maritime Safety Queensland.