Outdoor pool and grounds at Pools on the Park

Please view the current timetable for full details. The grounds are now closed.

COVID-19 update

Following the Government's latest announcement on Tuesday 23 June, our Borough Sport and Fitness Centres remain closed. We do not currently have an agreed timeline for re-opening any of the centres. Further updates will be published on our website and via social media as soon as this situation changes.

If you have any queries, please email us at: leisure@richmond.gov.uk

View the most commonly asked questions about Sport & Fitness Services (pdf, 61 KB) during the coronavirus pandemic.

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 the 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.

Pool rules

To help us make your visit as safe as possible please note that the following are not permitted:

  • Alcohol and illegal substances
  • Glass or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Balls or inflatables
  • Running on poolside

Please also remember that:

  • Please read our child admission policy - children under eight must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times when in the water
  • Lifeguard's instructions must always be adhered to

Violence or abusive language towards staff or other users will not be tolerated and management reserves the right to have anyone removed from the premises who does not comply with the rules.

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.

Updated: 24 June 2020