Abbey Meadow improvements

Abbey Meadow in Abingdon is already a wonderful place to spend time, and it attracts many visitors throughout the year.  We recently made some fantastic improvements to the area.

Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool 

We spent £1.3 million and joined two small pools together and updated the changing areas to improve the environment at Abingdon’s much-loved outdoor pool.  The pool now features a beach-style walk-in area for everyone to enjoy.  To increase safety, we resurfaced the poolside and changing room areas with a rubber crumbed surface and installed energy efficient lighting to help lower our operational costs.

Abbey Meadow pool - artist's impression 2018

Abbey Meadow Play Park

Following a £320,000 investment, the play park has been transformed into a large family friendly facility for children of all ages to enjoy.  The area features a Grand Abbey climbing area, ‘Abingdon Lock’ river scene, sensory area and play garden, an area for ball games, plus lots of traditional play equipment

Abbey Meadow play park - 2017

New picnic tables and seating 

New picnic tables and seating, including accessible areas, are now available during the spring and summer to give people more places to sit and eat by the river.


New public toilets 

We’ve completely revamped the public toilets to include five self-contained unisex toilets and a men’s urinals, baby changing facilities and a ‘Space to Change’ facility, which has a wheelchair accessible toilet and a height adjustable adult sized bench and hoist. 

Last reviewed: 26 - 05 - 2020

Was this page helpful?YesNo