We have 4 free-to-use outdoor paddling pools and 2 splash parks in Harlow. These are now closed for the season and will reopen again in summer 2023.
There are no toilets on site at the paddling pools and splash park.
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)
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.