Brisbane is about to get some new water slides in time for the holidays so make a splash!

Go on, slip, slide and make a splash this summer now that there is no excuse not to and the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to slide into the holidays with two new swimming pool water slides in Brisbane.

The Newmarket swimming pool now has a 30 metre water slide and the Hibiscus Sports Complex in Upper Mt Gravatt will be opening its 30 metre water slide with a double loop on Sunday 8 December.

Cr Quirk says there are 20 Council swimming pools across Brisbane offering opportunities for fun, fitness and recreation.

There are also water slides at Sandgate Pool and with the beautiful weather in Brisbane, why not try a day at one of the dams or visit Southbank or Redlands for some fun at the outdoor water playgrounds?

Cr Quirk says more than two million people visited the 20 Council pools last year alone and he hopes destinations have become more attractive this season.

“Over the warmer months, I would encourage residents to visit one of Council’s pools to cool off, relax, learn to swim, practice stroke development, attend a class, join a swimming club or swim laps.

“Many pools have disabled access and facilities including slides, play equipment, barbeques and kiosks. All pools have change rooms with hot and cold showers,” he says.

He says the new water slides would be great attractions for the school holidays, making Council’s pools even more popular.

The Hibiscus Sports Complex waterslide is 4 metres high, 30 metres in length and features a single loop, and the one at Newmarket swimming pool is around 5.5 metres high, 30 metres in length and features a double loop.

Will you visit a Council pool this summer to cool off? Are you looking forward to trying a water slide with a loop?