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Jesus Green outdoor pool

About the pool

  • Jesus Green pool is around 91 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres in depth.
  • Separate male and female changing and shower facilities are available, with a basket room for clothes storage.
  • There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing. The pool is surrounded by mature trees that act as a windbreak.
  • The complex is managed by GLL in partnership with the Council.

Getting to the pool

Several racks for cycle parking are available outside the pool, and Park Street cycle park is only a short walk away.

Buses stop nearby on Chesterton Road and Bridge Street; the county council provides bus timetable information, or you can plan your journey to the pool with Transport Direct.

There is no dedicated parking for the pool, but there are spaces with parking meters on Chesterton Road, and Park Street car park is just across Jesus Green.

Free swimming

Free swimming sessions at Jesus Green
Who is eligible?Information
Under 3s During public-swimming sessions. Must be accompanied at all times by a person over 17 years of age. Please notify receptionist
BETTER card holders aged 17 or under Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm. BETTER leisure upgrade subscription required (available from Abbey Pools, Parkside Pools)

Disabled access

The pool has disabled toilet facilities and there is a hoist to enter the pool.

More information

  • The pool is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos that were built across the country in the 1920s and 30s.
  • It is the largest pool in Cambridge and one of the longest outdoor pools in the country.

Friends of Jesus Green Pool

The Friends of Jesus Green Pool group was set up to arrange social opportunities and events for patrons of the pool.

It also acts as the main consultation body and public voice for the pool.

Recent group activities include start- and end-of-season parties and an annual day trip to Dunwich every October.

Please contact the pool for more information on the group.

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