Emerton Leisure Centre is near the Emerton shops and is a good heated indoor pool. Mt Druitt has been closed by the money grubbing council. That had shaded kiddie pools and trees but they want the money and lower costs. The new water park isn;t far away but they charge you to park, to go in $60+) and probably to leave, too. We often drive to the beach in summer. Set off at 3pm, get there by 4pm as people are leaving and enjoy 3 hours in the cooler evenings then come home.