Outdoor pool and grounds at Pools on the Park

The outdoor pool is now open for the summer season. The grounds and paddling pool are open 10am to 6pm on good weather days.

Access may be restricted during very hot and busy days to allow safe and comfortable use.

Book in advance

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.

The grounds and paddling pool will be open 10am to 6pm when good weather is forecast. Good weather is loosely defined as 'feels like' temperature of 20 degrees Celsius or above, taking wind strength and chance of rain forecast for the nearest Met Office weather station into account.

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.

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: 20 July 2017