Hot off the press! Swimming pools are allowed to re-open with the confirmed dates of the 38 public swimming pools in Hong Kong opening over 2 phases. Pools will open on May 12 (Phase 1) and May 14 (Phase 2), 2022. A vaccine pass will be required to enter public pool premises and be sure to check pool times/dates to confirm open status as everything changes.
Now is the perfect time to cool off with the family in one of the many awesome outdoor public swimming pools Hong Kong has to offer! Hong Kong offers some amazing public swimming pools for families. From Morrison Hill Swimming Pool to Tseung Kwan O there are mega water play areas for toddlers – this roundup will have you cooling off in no time. This city’s best public swimming pools are officially open and ready for play.
Public Swimming Pools In Phase 1 Openings (14 Pools): May 12, 2022
Public Swimming Pools In Phase 2 Openings (24 Pools): May 14, 2022
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Clearwater Bay dwellers looking for a new place to play should journey to Tseung Kwan O swimming pool complex. There’s a large main pool, training pool, two teaching pools, a diving pool, two leisure pools and one for toddlers! There are also mega slides creating more of a waterpark feel. If you’re in the area, you can pop over to the Tseung Kwan O public library or head to the mall in the MTR station packed with foodie options.
Tseung Kwan O Pool, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2706 7646. Closed on Mondays. Click here for the schedule.
Another favorite in the New Territories, this pool is a favorite amongst residents around the area (including families in Clearwater Bay). Many call this pool a waterpark with its awesome selection of waterslides, 4 leisure pools, animal water toys, and more. The nearby park is awesome for a picnic before or after and has a huge playground.
Jordon Valley Public Pool, 6 Choi Ha Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2305 5919. Closed on Tuesdays. Click here for the schedule.
Definitely one of the more entertaining and kid-friendly public swimming pools in Hong Kong! This public pool has three sizeable outdoor leisure pools that come complete with waterfalls, rocks and a footbridge. The islands in the middle make for an excellent sunbathing spot for the ones who like a good tan in the summer. And if you're not done with playing outdoors? Why not pay a visit to the family of flamingos and turtles in Kowloon Park! The indoor pool is closed for annual maintenance until Jun 5, 2021.
Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 2724 3577. Closed on Tuesdays. Click here for the full schedule.
This destination public pool is popular with families with kids of all ages. You will find a slew of waterslides, water shooters, and fountains too. For the little kids, they have a toddler pool while older tots and kids can explore the famous pirate ship (located inside). For those looking for a pool where you can play and stay all day - this is one for the list!
Hammer Hill Swimming Pool, Hammer Hill Road, 30 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong. Closed on Mondays. Click here for schedule.
It’s a bit out of the way for most, but the newly-opened Kwun Tong pool has got the mommy community in a whirl. Not only are the indoor facilities top-notch, but there’s also a secondary pool outside along with two teaching pools. What’s more, is that there’s a spacious sunbathing area that begs for a cool drink and a lay-down.
Kwun Tong Pool, 2 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2717 9022. Closed on Wednesdays. Click here for schedule.
Tucked away behind Happy Valley Racecourse and surrounded by neighboring high schools is the Morrison Hill public swimming pool. Not only is this unexpected pool a quiet retreat on most weekdays and it also has a resto where parents can stock up on snacks while the little ones do laps in the spacious pool. There are rows of lounge chairs, ideal for soaking up the sun and flipping through glossy mags for a leisure day by the pool.
Morrison Hill Pool, 7 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2879 5622. Closed on Fridays, 10am - 4pm for cleaning. Click here for the schedule.
Aside from the playground and sports areas, cool down at the pool complex, which has not one, but five pools in total, including a 50-meter standard pool; a training pool; a deep-water diving pool; shallow children’s pool and a paddling pool for wee ones. If mummies want to relax, there’s a spacious tanning area packed with loungers (and close enough to keep an eye on your little rascals).
Victoria Park Pool, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2890 5824 Closed on Fridays 10am - 4pm. Click here for the schedule.
Hongkongers living on the Westside can bring their kids to this family-friendly pool that has plenty of fun and that’ll wow anyone under eight. Not only is there a welcoming children’s area, but onsite facilities also include family changing rooms, so you won’t have to squeeze into teensy tiny stalls. And for some tête-a-tête competition, there are regular swim meets held in the indoor pool, complete with a 1,000-seat stand and electronic scoreboards.
Kennedy Town Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, +852 2817 7973. Closed on Wednesdays. Click here for schedule.
These lovely pools are set way high up on a rooftop. Children have the choice between two kiddie-friendly large pools to cool off and have some fun splashing around! The other is a standard diving pool to swim where you can work on your cardio, swim some laps and call it a day. Make sure to enjoy the surroundings with your little munchkin in one of the 800 seats at the spectator stand and take in the beautiful sunset!
Chai Wan Swimming Pool, 345 San Ha St, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2558 3538. Closed on Tuesdays. Click here for the full schedule.
You’d think that southside families would make a beeline for this sparkling pool complex in droves, but on most days the complex (with both outdoor and indoor pools) is empty. On weekends, though, they become a popular meeting place for competitions, training and swimming classes as there’s both a children’s pool and toddler’s pool, perfect for getting the little ones in the water at every age.
Pao Yue Kong Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2553 3617. Closed on Tuesdays and check the schedule as sometimes changes when there are competitions. Click here for schedule.
The Saigon pool offers swimmers an easy option to dive in with a large pool with Olympic-sized lanes, a free-form teaching pool and a leisure pool. Your bubs are going to have a ball in the kid’s pool, where there are swirling slides and fun games. Like all of Hong Kong’s public pools, there are facilities for people with disabilities. There are always multiple lifeguards on duty so that parents can rest assured.
Sai Kung Pools, 12 Huimin, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2792 7285. Closed on Wednesdays. Click here for the schedule.
Don’t let the giant lanes and massive electronic scoreboards scare you. Besides the main pool (which is where many New Territories swimming teams go head-to-head), there’s also a children’s pool and family changing rooms in which you can maneuver with your babe-in-arms with ease.
Sha Tin Jockey Club Pool, 10 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2693 6613. Closed on Fridays. Click here for schedule.
Ma On Shan Swimming Pool is loved and recognized by the community and the kiddos due to its distinctive mushroom and tree-shaped fountains at the three leisure pools. This pool has four outdoor slides at 4.3m and 9m tall for the thrill-seekers and is said to be Hong Kong’s fastest waterslide! Head over there to get your adrenaline fix while younger kids can have their share of fun at the smaller slides.
Ma On Shan Swimming Pool, 33 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, +852 2641 0776. Closed on Tuesdays. Click here for the full schedule.
A favorite for older kids looking for bigger slides, this public pool is a mere 5-minutes walk from the Tsing Yi MTR! On offer here are the main pool, teaching pool, leisure pool, toddlers' pool, spectator stand (974 seats), and family changing rooms and showers. The big slides are definitely the main attraction here.
Tsing Yi Public Pool, 51 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, +852 2435 6407. Closed on Thursdays. Click here for schedule.
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