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Drone footage Palmer Park 2022

Stunning drone footage of community swimming pool taking shape

  • Footage of the Palmer Park construction site captured on New Year’s Day 2022
  • The outline of the new pool and steel frame of the entrance and information hub is now visible
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
vibro-piling

Community Swimming Pool Takes Shape

  • The steel frame of the new pool is set to start going up from the beginning of December
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
SkyTykes low ropes example

Prospect Park Play Transformation Begins

  • Exciting new play hub and activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Preparation work for the transformation will start this week
Reading Half Marathon

Get ready for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

  • Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 7 November 2021
  • Residents and visitors are being asked to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys
South Gym example

Work starts next week on major improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre

  • Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym and changing rooms
  • The work is expected to take 3 months
View of Palmer Park

Construction of new community pool at Palmer Park Begins

  • Physical work on the modern new 25 metre, 6-lane pool at Palmer Park to begin as part of Phase 2
  • The new car park area is complete
SkyTykes low ropes example

Approval for Prospect Park Transformation

  • Plans for new play hub and activity centre at Prospect Park approved
  • Work will start on construction during winter 2021
Rivermead - new leisure centre aerial view

Work begins at Rivermead this week

  • Work begins on the new leisure centre and swimming pool at Rivermead this week
  • The development will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool and diving pool
  • Facilities open by spring 2023
festival crowd

Reading Festival Returns

  • Reading Festival returns next week after an absence of a year
  • More than 100,000 revellers expected over the three festival days
  • Local residents reminded to plan ahead as shops, public transport and roads will be busier
View of Palmer Park

Construction begins at Palmer Park next week

  • Construction begins on the new community pool at Palmer Park on 2nd August
  • Phase 1 construction will start in the car park area
New Leisure Partners

Reading’s New Leisure Partner Operating Leisure Centres from Today

  • GLL will now operate all of Reading’s three leisure centres on the Council’s behalf
  • Membership and customer schemes will allow access to every single Council sports facility across the borough
  • An important next step in the Council’s commitment to delivering modern new leisure facilities for Reading
Rivermead entrance view

Council Moves to Secure Future of Major Leisure Project with Additional Investment

  • Overall investment is set to be £38.451 million 
  • Council remains fully committed to delivering the new leisure facilities