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South Reading Leisure Centre

Further boost to Reading’s leisure centres proposed

  • £295,000 for South Reading Leisure Centre pool
  • £36,000 for waymarked pedestrian route for vision impaired users at Palmer Park
Group l to r: Cllr Adele Barnett-Ward, Reading's Lead Councillor for Leisure and Culture; Cllr Jason Brock; Cllr Deb Edwards; Donna Pentelow, Reading Council's Assistant Director of Culture.

Get set for a hole-in-one at the Prospect Park Ranger Station

  • Exciting new play activity centre at Prospect Park
  • Mini-golf and Sky Tykes low ropes now open for play
Photo shows representatives from Reading Council and GLL celebrating the improvements to Meadway Leisure Centre.

Meadway Leisure Centre showcases improved facilities

  • Improvements at Meadway Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym, studios, and changing rooms
  • The centre’s reception has been significantly revamped
  • The gym has been extended with improved equipment
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Reading Council reveals the winning design for new flagship play area at Prospect Park

  • £530,000 investment to provide exciting new equipment
  • Work on the new play area will begin in Autumn 2022
Time Capsule Burial

School children send a message to the future at new leisure centre site

  • Time capsules buried at the Rivermead construction site
  • A local school has provided mementoes to capture the spirit of 2022
  • New leisure centre due to open in spring 2023
Solar panels

Council commits almost £1 million additional funding for more carbon reduction measures at brand new leisure sites

  • New measures to include solar panels and three additional air source heat pumps (ASHP) at Rivermead and Palmer Park
  • Investment will contribute to the Council’s ambition to achieve a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
Drone footage of the new activity centre

Prospect Park play centre transformation nears completion

  • Exciting new play activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Work on the transformation is nearing completion ready for a phased opening over the next few months
Group photo Rivermead 23 March 2022

Steel frame of flagship new Rivermead goes up

  • The steel frame of the new centre is taking shape
  • The development will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool and diving pool
  • Facilities open by spring 2023
Gym refurbishment

Work starts next week on improvements at Meadway Leisure Centre

  • Improvements include refurbishment of the gym and new studio space
  • The work is expected to take 3 months
The montage shows Cintra play area, Longbarn Lane's  refurbished BMX track, Portman Road play area and ball courts in West Reading

Over £890k playground investments proposed for the year ahead

  • Six play locations due to benefit from improvements
  • Focus on providing accessible facilities where possible
  • Major investment in play at Prospect Park
South Reading Gym

Improvement works complete at South Reading Leisure Centre

  • Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym, studios and changing rooms
  • The centre’s reception has been significantly revamped
  • Improved equipment and facilities for gym users
Drone footage of palmer Park commissioned from Tony Mc Ginn, flyskydrones@hotmail.com 
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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