A new indoor swimming pool for the Linwood-Woolston community opened on Friday 1 October 2021.

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1 October 2021: Celebration as Linwood’s new pool opens

Sixteen months after the first sod was turned on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street, Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool was officially opened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel today.

Although the facility’s capacity is reduced while Christchurch is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2, bookings are now open for learn to swim lessons, group fitness and recreation classes, which begin on 18 October.

An opening celebration with events and entertainment is planned for Alert Level 1, to welcome the community to their new facility.

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  • A learn-to-swim pool
  • A six-lane multi-use pool
  • Toddler pool and wet deck with water toys
  • Family spa
  • Deep water manu/splash pool
  • Large multi-purpose room with kitchen
  • Small meeting room
  • Outdoor courts


12 March 2018

Consultation opens for new Linwood pool

Public consultation opened today on a location for the $21 million facility. Read more.(external link)

12 April 2018

Students show wave of support for pool site

Linwood Avenue School students voiced their support for the proposed Linwood Pool site in Smith Street, delivering their submissions directly to Community Board members. Read more.(external link)

16 May 2018

Board finalises site for Linwood Pool

A high profile location on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street has been chosen as the site for the planned Linwood pool. Read more.(external link)

10 December 2018

Linwood Pool proposals make a splash

The proposals for the new Linwood Pool have been revealed at a family friendly event in Linwood Park, attracting more than 300 people from across the community. Read more.(external link)

22 May 2019

Design confirmed for Christchurch’s new Linwood Pool

The design is locked in, the location is set and work is on track for Linwood to get its new $22 million pool complex by the end of 2021. Read more.(external link)

6 August 2019

Name gifted

Local rūnanga Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri have gifted the name Te Pou Toetoe for the facility. Read more.(external link)

10 March 2020

Contractor appointed

Local company Apollo Projects will oversee the construction of Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool. Read more.(external link)

24 June 2020

Construction begins

Representatives of the local community and members of the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board gathered on site for a symbolic sod-turning. Read more.(external link)

6 July 2021

Spring opening date scheduled

Friday 1 October has been earmarked for opening the much-anticipated $22 million facility to the public. Read more.(external link)

1 October 2021

Grand opening

The new facility opens to the community. Read more.(external link)