We’re working towards reopening Greenhead Park Paddling Pool

Refurbishment works have now been completed at the much-loved paddling pool located at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield.

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.

What works took place?

Works to the pool have included repairs to cracks in the surface and structure, making the area safer.

Prior to a reopening, system testing has to take place to ensure good working order – a legal requirement following refurbishment works and also due to the pool being shut for three years.

Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Environment said:

“It would be great to see the paddling pool in Greenhead Park in use again but I recognise the challenges the council must overcome to reopen this important community asset. Our main priority is ensuring the safety of those who wish to use it and the council is working hard to ensure standards are met before any formal opening is announced.  

“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.