Outdoor pool and grounds at Pools on the Park

The outdoor pool opening season has ended. However, from Saturday 4 November, weekend opening will be extended until the end of the year (Saturday and Sunday only).

The grounds and paddling pool are now closed for the season.

Book in advance

Festive swim

Join us on Christmas Eve for a festive swim in the outdoor pool. 

Find out more

Opening times

The outdoor pool will be open as advertised in our timetable but it may be closed at short notice if:

  1. The maximum facility and bather load is reached.
  2. Numbers in and around the pool areas indicate that it is highly likely that maximum facility load will be reached.

Follow @poolsonthepark on Twitter for latest information on pool opening times and availability.

Safety and security

The facility is for everyone to enjoy and we have security measures in place for the safety of all customers and staff.

We have security staff on site who will ask to search bags before you enter. Alcohol or drugs are not permitted. If bringing a picnic, please ensure there is no glass, metal cutlery or any items deemed to be potentially dangerous.

Smoke free zone

The whole site including the forecourt leading to the entrance and area around the bus stop is smoke free. We ask that you abide by our no smoking policy.


The car park adjacent to Pools on the Park is a public car park and spaces can be limited on busy days.

To pay for parking without cash you can use the Ringo app or phone 020 3046 0010. The location number is 5329.

If the pool car park is full, the nearest alternative car park is Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2RA.

The 490 bus terminus is in the car park and there are plenty of bicycles racks on the forecourt. Limited places available, please book in advance.

Festive swim at Pools on the Park

Join us for a festive swim in the outdoor pool on Christmas Eve. Sessions take place from:

  • 8 to 10am
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • 12 noon to 1.45pm

Normal swim charges apply (free for members).

There are limited places available, so you must book in advance to secure your spot.

To book your place, call us on 020 3772 2999 or visit the reception at Pools on the Park.

Book online

You can book your session at the outdoor pool in advance online.

If you have booked in advance, you will be directed to a quick entry lane and will not have to queue to purchase tickets on arrival.

You are subject to the full terms and conditions of booking. View prices for pool sessions.

Updated: 2 November 2017