The Parkside complex has three pools:
The pools are managed by GLL in partnership with the Council
The main pool is used by a number of clubs and competitions, so there are times when it is closed to the public.
Check timetable and prices for Parkside Pool on the GLL Website
With the forthcoming development coming at Cambridge Parkside Pools the Health Suite facility will be permanantely removed from service from the 11th December 2013. A period of building works lasting until March 2014, will see the development of the first floor into a fitness and well being centre.
We thank all users for their past patronage. If you have a membership that will be affected by the closure, please contact GLL direct on 01223 446100 for a partial refund or alternative membership packages.
Sauna facilities still continue at Abbey Pools.
The following private health facilities also allow public access:
Kelsey Kerridge, Doubletree Hotel, LA Fitness, Varisty Hotel, DW Fitness, The Glassworks
We occasionally need to close some of our parking areas. Whenever we do so, we will post information as early as possible in the service updates bar to the right, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages.
The pools are located next to the Kelsey Kerridge sports centre opposite Parker's Piece.
Buses stop nearby on Mill Road and the Drummer Street bus station is a short walk away.
The Queen Anne Terrace car park, which also has cycle parking spaces, is very close by.
The table provides details of free swimming sessions at Parkside.
|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||Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-6pm. BETTER leisure upgrade subscription required (available from Abbey Pools, Parkside Pools).|
Parkside Pool is one of the most accessible leisure buildings in Cambridge.
The building is equipped with specialist changing and shower facilities. It also has specialist mobile and fixed hoist arrangements, along with hydraulically operated benches, to assist with transition from the toilets and showering facilities to the changing rooms.
Access to the main pool and diving pool is assisted by the provision of a manual hoist and sling. For hygiene reasons, please bring your own sling when you visit if possible.
Alternatively, access to the water can be made via wet chairs and other hoisting arrangements.
A thriving disabled swimming club exists at the pool, and there are swimming and health suite sessions for the over 50s.
Specialist changing arrangements are also provided in the fully equipped health suite.
The complex has a separate, fully equipped health suite with dedicated male, female and disabled changing rooms.
The suite contains a sauna, a steam room, a sanarium (a combination of steam and sauna), a jacuzzi and more.
Other facilities include:
In a special David Urwin Awards competition in 2001, the Parkside Pools building was voted Building of the Century.
Cambridge CB1 1LY
Telephone 01223 446100