Have your say ... 5 Towns Leisure Consultation

13 October 2016

Have your say on proposals to build the district’s largest ever leisure and wellbeing centre in Pontefract Park.

The £14.8m flagship facility would provide state-of-the-art amenities designed around the needs of residents. The consultation will run until Wednesday 9 November.


8 or 10 lane swimming pool
Large studio pool with moveable floor
Splash pad area for building water confidence
115 station gymnasium, with park views
Exercise studios
2-court sports hall
Private referral rooms for individual assessments
Children’s soft play space
‘Clip and climb’ activity
Café with views into the park and outdoor seating space.


Replacement of existing tennis courts
Outdoor activity and exercise space
3G turf, artificial grass 5-a-side pitches
Car parking for approximately 150 to 200 vehicles.


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As part of the plans, we are proposing to close Castleford Swimming Pool and Knottingley Sports Centre in January 2017. It is also proposed that Pontefract Pool would remain open until the new centre is built.

The three existing facilities cost the council £1 million in subsidy every year. It is forecast that the projected net subsidy for the new facility will be £126,000 by its third year of operation.

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