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Improvements to leisure services in Reading

Reading’s leisure service is changing for the better!

Reading Council is investing £40 million in modern new leisure facilities – including a new flagship leisure centre and two brand new swimming pools – delivered in partnership with GLL.

By spring 2023 you can look forward to:

A modern new-build leisure centre at Rivermead, offering:

  • A 25m 8-lane competition pool and 300 spectator seats
  • A combined teaching and diving pool with moveable floor
  • Splash Pad
  • A 6-court sports hall with 250 spectator seats
  • A 120-station gym with 3 studios
  • A café/ info hub and soft play

At Palmer Park in east Reading, a new 6-lane community pool at Palmer Park linked to the existing sports facilities as well as improvements to leisure centres at South Reading and Meadway.


Find out what's planned for leisure services in Reading.

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Palmer Park Sports Stadium

Work is underway on your new 25m, 6 lane community pool at Palmer Park.

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See the latest updates on the new-build Rivermead leisure centre.

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Leisure in Reading

What's currently available at our leisure centre's across Reading?

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