Greenhead Park paddling pool set to re-open this summer

The much-loved paddling pool located at Greenhead Park will reopen this summer following refurbishment works.

Originally built in the 1930s, this well-used and important community facility hasn’t reopened since the summer season of 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was also recognised, during this period of closure, that the well-used pool required some refurbishment and repair.

Works will include repairs to cracks in the pool’s surface and structure, and resurfacing of the pool area.

The pool hasn’t been in use since summer 2019

The paddling pool will be fenced off during the works with minimal disruption to park users. ParkRun will continue as normal with a slightly adapted route in use whilst the works take place.   

Opening times for the pool will be confirmed, once the works are complete. It is expected that the pool will be free to use.

Colin Parr, Strategic Director for Environment and Climate Change at Kirklees Council said: “I am delighted the paddling pool will once again be enjoyed by families from across Kirklees and beyond this summer. This important community asset, which is free to use, has brought enjoyment to many for over 80 years now. It will be great to see it open once again, and the park filled with the joyous sounds of those paddling and playing in it.”

“Greenhead Park is one of our award-winning Green Flag parks and I hope those who visit enjoy everything this wonderful park has to offer.”

Alongside the paddling pool, visitors to Greenhead Park can also take advantage of the skate park, playground and sports courts as well as explore the beauty of the park, taking in the surrounding trees, flowers and wildlife. Food and drink can also be enjoyed at The Conservatory and café.

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