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Paddling pools

We have 4 free-to-use outdoor paddling pools and 2 splash parks in Harlow. These are now closed and will reopen in summer 2024. 

Town park paddling pool

There are no toilets on site at the paddling pools and splash park.

Status

Table
Paddling pool status
Paddling pool Status
Bush Fair Closed
Norman Booth Closed
Potter Street Closed
Staple Tye Closed
Sumners Closed
Town Park Closed

Locations

Sumners paddling pool

Sumners paddling pool

Staple Tye paddling pool

Staple Tye paddling pool

Norman Booth paddling pool

Norman Booth paddling pool

Town Park paddling pool

Town Park paddling pool

Potter Street splash park

Potter Street splash park

Bush Fair paddling pool

Bush Fair paddling pool

Bush Fair: Tilegate Road, Harlow CM18 6NQ (parking in Tilegate Road car park)

Norman Booth: Norman Booth Recreation Centre, Harlow CM17 0EF

Potter Street: Southern Way, Harlow CM17 9EJ

Staple Tye: Great Parndon Community Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow CM18 6YJ

Sumners: Sumners Leisure Centre, Broadley Road, Harlow CM19 5SJ

Town Park: Harlow CM20 2FF (parking in First Avenue car park)

Safety

We do not have lifeguards at the pools. We usually have staff on duty to monitor the water quality and report any problems. 

Our staff are trained how to deal with an emergency situation but this does not include administering first aid. Staff have access to a small supply of plasters and antiseptic wipes only, which can be given to the parent of the child to administer.

We have to drain the pools from time to time to make sure they are kept clean. 

Please make sure any children under 8 are accompanied by an adult.

You cannot take bikes, dogs or glass into the pool area.