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.

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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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