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Pools on the Park

Pools on the Park
Main entrance and forecourt
Address Pools on the Park, Old Deer Park, Richmond
Postcode TW9 2SF
Opened 1966
Operator SpringHealth Leisure
Owner Richmond Council
Architect Leslie Gooday
Type heated indoor and outdoor
Former names Richmond Baths
Status Grade II
Length 33.3 metres (109 ft)
Width 13 metres (43 ft)
Depth 3.6 metres (12 ft)[1]
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6-lane main pool, learner pool, 6-lane outdoor pool
parking, cafe, gym, sauna, steamroom, extensive grounds

Pools on the Park (previously known as Richmond Baths) is a [4] The pool replaced the previous Richmond baths nearby which had been built in Parkshot in 1882.[5]

Pools on the Park is recognised by Historic England as illustrating "the more ambitious use of glazed curtain walling and the post-Wolfenden Report[note 1] emphasis on providing large banks of spectator seating".[7]

The building, which includes 33.3 metre pool and a learner pool inside, and an open-air pool outside, received a Civic Trust award in 1967.[2][8]

The pool is built on land leased from the [4] The pool and leisure facility is operated on behalf of Richmond Council by contractor SpringHealth Leisure.[5]


  • Transport 1
  • Note 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Pools on the Park has its own pay and display car park and is the terminus for London Buses route 490 from London Heathrow Terminal 5.[9]


  1. ^ The Wolfenden Report referred to in this instance is that of the Committee on Sport & the Community, chaired by John Wolfenden, whose report, commissioned by the Central Council of Physical Recreation, reported in 1960.[6]


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External links

  • Pools on the Park website
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