More than one million people have visited Craigieburn’s Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre since it opened its doors a year ago.

The $35.5 million centre celebrated its first birthday last Tuesday with a family fun day featuring a twilight Zumba dance party, entertainment and a free barbecue.

Since it’s opening, visitors to Splash have zoomed down the centre’s two waterslides 40,000 times and taken part in more than 680 swimming lessons each week.

In the gym, members have run 176,212 kilometres on the treadmills – enough to circle the Earth’s equator more than four times.

Members have also sweated their way through 4556 group fitness classes and booked in more than 20,000 health consultations.

 

Toby, 5, and Jai, 6 (Damjan Janevski).

 

Hume mayor Geoff Porter said the centre offered community members many ways to have fun, relax or achieve fitness goals.

“Over the past year, members and guests have visited Splash over a million times – what a fantastic achievement for the health and wellbeing of our community,” he said.

“Hume City Council is working to provide our community the facilities they need and that continue to make Hume a great place to live.”