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Page last updated: 23 March 2020

C​​OVID-19 Response

​Westland ​​Recreation Centre closed to the public

The NZ Government announced today that we had moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 3​, which required the closure of all public venues, ie libraries, recreation centres, pools etc. 

In line with this requirement, unfortunately the Westland Recreation Centre is now closed to the public until further notice. All memberships have been placed on hold. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Emergency Coordi​nation Centre to be set up at the Westland Recreation Centre in Greymouth​

The West Coast Emergency Management Group (Civil Defence) has been working closely with the West Coast District Health Board to actively plan for the response to COVID-19 at a West Coast region level. As part of this, an Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) will be set up in the Activity Room of the Westland Recreation Centre (WRC) in Greymouth. This is planned to be operational from Monday 30 March 2020 and is being done so that all parties can work together in planning and responding to the COVID-19 situation. To date there are no confirmed cases on the West Coast.

How can I keep myself and my family safe?

Follow the guidelines from the Ministry o​f Health and practice good hand hygiene, stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are unwell. Visit the official website here or the official Facebook or Instagram page, @uniteAgainstCovid19, for more information and to stay informed.

​​Poolsafe Accredi​​​tation

Did you know both the Westland Recreation Centre and Spring Creek Pool are Poolsafe approved pools? Being an app​​roved Poolsafe pool means customers can expect:

  • Fully qualified and well trained lifeguards
  • A high standard ​of water quality
  • Robust health and safety systems
  • Best practise policies and procedures

It also means both facilities need to comply with Poolsafe approved supervision rules, which are:

  • ​Children under 8 years old need to be actively supervised by a parent or caregiver who is over the age of 16 years old. Actively supervised means watched from poolside or in the water with them.
  • Children under 5 years of age need to be directly supervised (within arm’s reach) of their parent of caregiver, who is over the age of 16. Children under the age of 5 cannot be in the combined pool without their parent/ caregiver. Children under the age of 5 can be in the baby beach alone if their parent is still within arms reach of that child.

We take pride in ensuring we are providing our customers with a safe and fun environment.​​ 


Please note: we have extended our hydroslide hours from Monday 23 December 2019.

Our normal operating hours for the hydroslides (until Monday 23 December 2019) are:

​Monday to Friday​3.30pm to 6.30pm ​
Saturday​12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Sunday​11am to 4.30pm
Public holidays​​12.30pm to 4.30pm

Hydroslides Hours - Commencing Monday 23 December 2019 till Sunday 2 February 2020: 

Monday to Sunday​11.30am to 5.30pm


​Please note the following age restrictions for the hydroslides:

  • Children under five years old are not allowed on the hydroslides.
  • Children aged five, six or seven years old must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 years or older.
  • Children aged eight years old and over are permitted to use the hydroslide by themselves.​

Class t​i​metable

You can always view our latest timetable online - it details all group fitness and aquacise classes. ​

​Seniors' gym special - just $5!

Check out this special deal for our senior citizens (65 years plus). Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm, seniors can use the gym for just $5.

Page reviewed: 23 Mar 2020 5:22pm