Bayview Park Baths launches this weekend!
We’re thrilled that Bayview Park Baths in Concord will reopen to the public on Sunday, 13 November! To celebrate the launch, an exciting community celebration is being held from 10am that includes a Welcome to Country, live music and roving entertainment, and a free barbecue. Weather permitting, bring your swimmers along to go for a dip, try kayaking or take part in the fun lilo races – see the Bayview Park Baths launch invitation.
The upgraded swim site features a new netted swim enclosure and outdoor shower as well as improved access to the foreshore. The original baths were last open for swimming more than 50 years ago – closing in 1969 due to poor water quality.
Sydney Water has worked closely with the City of Canada Bay to conduct water quality and sediment testing at Bayview Park through their RiverWatch™ monitoring program. Data collected over the last few years indicates that the site is once again safe for swimming.
Swimmers will be able to check the daily water quality forecast for Bayview Park on the Our Living River interactive map.
The reintroduction of swimming at the site is the culmination of years of research, planning and advocacy by the PRCG and its members to improve the health of the Parramatta River catchment. It also marks a key milestone in the plan to make the river swimmable again.
Further enhancements planned for Bayview Park in 2023 include accessible parking, picnic facilities and landscaping. The upgrades are the result of $700,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s ‘Places to Swim’ Program. Find out more.