Greenhead Park Paddling Pool to reopen this summer

Greenhead Park

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, which started on Tuesday 3 May, will include repairs to cracks in the pools surface and structure. The pool area will also be resurfaced.

The paddling pool will be fenced off during the works with minimal disruption to park users.

Opening times for the pool will be confirmed, once the works are complete.

Colin Parr, Strategic Director for Environment and Climate Change 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 exploring 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.