The brand-new Rivermead Leisure Centre is now open!

You can enjoy a modern new-build leisure centre at Rivermead, offering:

  • A 120-station gym with 3 studios
  • A 6-court sports hall with 250 spectator seats
  • A café, information hub, and soft play

An issue beyond the project's control will delay the opening of the pools at the new leisure centre. We will continue to operate the current demountable swimming pool until works have completed.

Once completed, the new centre will also offer:

  • 25m, 8 lane competition pool, with moveable pool floor
  • Splash pad for younger users
  • A combined teaching and diving pool with a moveable floor

The new flagship leisure facilities form part of the Council’s leisure investment of over £40m. This investment has already delivered improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre and Meadway Sports Centre, and the new Palmer Park Leisure Centre and Stadium with new 25m community pool which opened in 2022.

These modern facilities are designed with a focus on accessibility and sustainability, to benefit everyone in Reading. 

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