MORE than 410,000 visitors have flowed through Bendigo's Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre in its first year.
The $32.4 million centre opened a year ago, with staff and patrons in celebration mode this weekend.
Bendigo mayor Margaret O'Rourke said both attendance numbers and memberships at the facility had exceeded expectations.
More than 900 students have enrolled in learn to swim programs at the Kangaroo Flat centre, and more than 3400 memberships to the complex have been sold in the first 12 months.
Almost 1200 people were believed to have bought memberships before the centre was officially opened.
"It's been a hugely successful first year with more through the doors and many more memberships sold than what was originally projected," Cr O'Rourke said.
"Gurri Wanyarra is an incredible one-stop-shop for recreation, health and wellbeing.
"It caters for people of all ages and abilities by supporting them to have fun, stay well and reach their fitness goals.
"It is a facility for Greater Bendigo and all of central Victoria.
"It is a place where babies and children can grow their water confidence, people nursing an injury can rehabilitate their bodies and elderly people and those with a disability can safely interact with the water.
"The state-of-the-art gym facilities also provide a great incentive to get fit and active."
The facility is also highly accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
All pools, as well as the steam room and sauna are wheelchair accessible, and there is a pool pod to help lift people with disability into the warm water exercise pool.
The first year has been an amazing outcome for Greater Bendigo residents and the wider communityMayor, Margaret O'Rourke
It also features a changing places change room with hoist and full size change table, and the fitness rooms have a hearing loop for hearing impaired clients.
The cost of entry for families will be reduced to $10 between 12pm - 4pm on Saturday in celebration of the centre's first birthday.