Pools on the Park Group Exercise Studio

Closed 28 Feb 2024

Opened 1 Feb 2024

Results updated 8 May 2024

Thanks to all those who gave us their views during this engagement exercise. The feedback we received has been fully considered and you can read the results report here.

The feedback that you have provided will help to inform the design specification for the projects and the future activity programmes. We will keep you updated on how the projects are progressing (via this page and noticeboards at Pools on the Park).

 You can read our Frequently Asked Questions here.


Richmond Council has approved plans for a new group exercise studio at Pools on the Park to enable greater community activity and improve access to services as part of the work to promote healthier, more active lifestyles for all residents.  

Group exercise sessions at Pools on the Park are often fully booked. The proposed new facilities will also see improvements to the changing facilities and will increase the popular leisure centre’s capacity to deliver a wider and more inclusive range of activity.    

Over the last 18 months, the Council has been gathering information for the development of its new Leisure, Sports and Physical Activity Strategy, including obtaining insight from residents to understand the barriers they face in accessing leisure opportunities and facilities they could benefit from. The proposed new facilities at Pools on the Park will support the delivery of schemes that will be proposed as part of the Strategy, such as Exercise on Referral and Active Living that aim to improve the health of those living in Richmond Upon Thames. 

This work forms part of the Richmond Moves campaign which aims to provide convenient resources that enable residents to become more active, more often. Share your ideas for what you would like to see in the new group exercise studio. 

What might the new group exercise studio look like?

Click here to see the initial design images for the studio and changing rooms

Why are we asking for feedback and how will we use it?

We want residents to share their views on what the new group exercise studio could look like and what it could be used for. Your ideas will help us decide what equipment should be provided and what activities should be run in the new studio.

Have your say

Please give us your views by clicking on the 'Online survey' link below. If you require any materials on paper or in another format please contact us on 020 8891 1411 or email consultation@richmond.gov.uk

What happens next?

Your suggestions will help shape the design of the new group exercise studio and the programme of activity, with works beginning later this year.


  • North Richmond


  • Open to all


  • Richmond Borough