He Puna Taimoana is the new hot pools facility on the New Brighton foreshore, opening in March 2020.
The hot pools are a key development in the New Brighton Regeneration Project – a transformation of the seaside village backed by the Council, Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), local businesses and the community.
Projects include the beachside children's playground (completed), the hot pools, a revitalised commercial/shopping centre, improvements to the public realm, transport and car parking, and residential development.
The hot pools have been talked about for years as a destination asset to help revitalise New Brighton. The community has been part of the process from the beginning, with initial concepts for the hot pools facility based on ideas and feedback from locals.
When complete in March 2020, He Puna Taimoana will feature five outdoor pools for year-round use ranging in temperature and activity type, sauna and steam room, changing facilities and toilets, seating areas, feature night lighting and a café.
He Puna Taimoana will be a place for local people and visitors, young and old, to relax and enjoy.
You can find more information about this project at the Development Christchurch Ltd webpage(external link).