Paddling Pools and Splash Park

We have five free to use outdoor paddling pools and one splash park in Harlow. These are all now closed until next year. 

Status update:

Paddling pool

Bush Fair Closed
Harlow Town Park Closed
Norman Booth Closed
Potter Street Closed
Staple Tye Closed
Sumners Closed


Last updated at 9am - 3 September 2018


  • Bush Fair paddling pool - By the Tye Green Bowls Club off Tilwicks Road (CM18 6LU)
  • Harlow Town Park paddling pool - Behind the Leah Manning Centre, off Park Lane (CM20 2PZ)
  • Norman Booth paddling pool - By the Norman Booth Recreation Centre, Old Harlow (CM17 0EF)
  • Potter Street Splash Park - Off Southern Way (CM17 9EJ)
  • Staple Tye paddling pool - By the Great Parndon Community Association off Abercrombie Way (CM18 6YJ)
  • Sumners paddling pool - By the Sumners Recreation Centre off Broadley Road (CM19 5SJ)


Please note when using the paddling pools and splash park:

  • there are no lifeguards
  • children under eight must be accompanied by an adult
  • there are no toilets on site at the paddling pools and splash park
  • do not take bikes, dogs or glass into the pool area
  • use the bins provided or take your litter home
  • staff are on duty to maintain the area, clean and monitor the water quality and report problems, although they may not always be available due to other commitments
  • staff have access to a small supply of plasters and antiseptic wipes only, which if needed can be given to the parent of the child to administer
  • staff are trained how to deal with an emergency situation but this does not include administering first aid
  • pools may be drained at any time for health and safety reasons