White Hills swimming pool is expected to open this weekend, after months of closure.
The pool was scheduled to open last weekend, but the weather forecast didn't cooperate, meaning its summer launch was delayed.
The pool's co-manager Rosemary Taylor said new shade structures and inflatables are some of the features added to the aquatic space since it was last operational, earlier this year.
"We just want to keep the pool for the public. We see it as an important facility for the public," Ms Taylor said.
The City of Greater Bendigo's master plan for the rejuvenation and extension of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens in White Hills slated the pool for demolition.
The document cited a 1997 report describing the swimming pool as an "intrusion".
Constructed in the 1950s, the pool was left in a state of disrepair for many years, although the chemical storage and associated buildings complied with guidelines, when the master plan was published in 2010.
Alternatives in the form of a water play space and swimming lagoon were proposed to replace the pool, but are of a low priority and dependent on the removal of existing elements before they can be considered, the plan said.
For the foreseeable future, White Hills pool will continue to operate.
Ms Taylor acknowledged the plans to remove the pool, but said the community must look after the current space, while they've got it.
"We need pool facilities north, south, east and west of Bendigo," Ms Taylor said.
"Kids can't learn to swim in a splash park," she said.
The Bendigo Botanic Gardens refresh has been an ongoing work for council, as acknowledged by coordinator of public space design, Aaron Lindsay.
"The master plan is a long term, aspirational vision for the Botanic Gardens," Mr Lindsay said.
"It is subject to other competing council projects and budget processes, and the availability of funding from other levels of government," he said.
Council has already restored the heritage gardens to their former glory and constructed and opened the Garden for the Future in April last year.
A central hub, located within the gardens precinct, between the Heritage Gardens and the Gardens for the Future is now planned.
In September, GHD Woodhead Architecture was contracted for design services of the hub, which will feature a visitor centre, central plaza and ornamental ponds.
The central hub will serves as a meeting place and provide visitor information and amenities.
There is intent to complete the build of the central hub by June 2024, subject to the receipt of funding.
Future stages of the master plan include a regional level children's playspace and aquatic facility, an arboretum and wetland precinct and restoration of Bendigo Creek to improve its ecological and public amenity value.
White Hills swimming pool is located at 30 Havelin St, White Hills.
It is open when the forecast temperature is above 22 degrees Celsius from 4pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends, closing at 7pm.
Entry is $5.60 for adults, $4.50 for children and $14.80 for a family.