Re-opening date announced for Abbey Meadow outdoor pool after £1.3m refurbishment

Released on May 11, 2018

Abbey Meadow artist impression

Abingdon’s popular Abbey Meadow outdoor pool will re-open on Saturday 16 June after its £1.3million refurbishment.

Vale of White Horse District Council has invested in the rebuilding work which included joining two pool tanks to create a single large one. The new pool features a beach-style gently sloping walk-in area that provides easy access for young children and for visitors with disabilities. There is also a deep water area for more experienced swimmers.

The changing areas have also been fully refurbished to make the whole experience much more enjoyable for all visitors.

The pool is now surrounded by a safe, non-slip rubber surface and the council has improved accessibility throughout the pool area and buildings. New energy saving lighting and equipment will also help make the pool more efficient to run. 

The council is holding an official opening event on the morning of 16 June and it will be open to the public from 1pm.

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It’s so fantastic to see how this much-loved local pool has been transformed.

“We have made a significant investment to upgrade the outdoor pool and the wider Abbey Meadow area, and now these facilities are more enjoyable and accessible than ever. I’m sure there will be smiles on everybody’s faces when we open again on 16 June.”  

The council is appealing for people to send in old pictures of Abbey Meadow pool which could feature in a special picture display at the re-opening event. A free swim is on offer for anybody who submits a picture that is used in the display.

Please contact communications@southandvale.gov.uk for more details.