Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre

Work out and have fun at the same time. We have a range of pools, gym equipment and group fitness classes to suit all fitness levels.

Plan your visit

Check the current facility status before you toro-visit.

Bookings are essential for group fitness and adult kautāhoe-swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the hōpua-pool and fitness centre.

Ngā mihi. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Jellie Park

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Address: 295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch

Phone: 03 941 6888


Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154

Facebook: (external link)

Bus: Number 120, 29 or the Orbiter

The last entry to the pool is 15 minutes before closing. Please be ready to leave the facility by the closing time.

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends and public holidays
Fitness centre 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor hydroslide 3.30pm to 6pm 3.30pm to 6pm Midday to 6pm
Outdoor pools Closed until summer
Outdoor diving board Closed until summer
Outdoor aqua jogging Closed until summer
Outdoor hydroslide Closed until summer

Free wireless internet

Wi-fi is available while you are at Jellie Park. Talk to Customer Experience at the centre for details.

Car parks

Free onsite car parking is available at Jellie Park. There are seven mobility car parks available in the main car park and ramps to the main entry.

Active Health

Visit the Active Health website(external link) for more information. 

Bicycle stands

To increase your fitness bike to Jellie Park. There are free bike stands available. Make sure you have your own bike lock to secure your bike.


With a view of the outdoor pools and the comings and goings in reception, Jellie Park Café (operated by Red Café) is open Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Weekends 8am to 7pm. They offer a variety of healthy food including gluten free and vegetarian options. Phone 03 351 6982


Lockers are available in the pool corridor for use. The cost to hire a locker is $2.00 for three hours.

Spa, sauna and steam room

Relax and unwind in our poolside spa, sauna and steam room. Access is included in pool admission fees.

Family picnic areas

In the summer time bring the family and make a day out of your visit. The picnic areas operate during our summer season, when outdoor pools are in operation.

Gym facilities

Our facilities include:

  • Technogym treadmills
  • Exercycles
  • Rowing machines
  • Cross trainers
  • Weight-resistance machines
  • Free weights, including benches and half racks
  • A functional area with a frame, kettlebells and power bags
  • A stretching area
  • Personalised fitness programmes
  • Change rooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers.


Our qualified, experienced instructors and personal trainers can guide you to your fitness goals.

Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) scales

BIA scales allow a more accurate way to track your progress in our fitness centres. It measures:

  • weight
  • body fat percentage
  • metabolic age
  • percentage of water weight
  • muscle mass
  • visceral fat.

The cost of this service is $20 for members and $35 for non-members.

New members have access to a full reading as part of their first and second programmes. The initial free sessions are included as part of our personal programme to new members.

Pool status and calendars

While the indoor pools are often used for training and group activities, some lanes are usually available for swimming.

Indoor pools

people in pools

Our indoor pools and facilities operate year-round and include:

  • Eight-lane, 25-metre recreation pool (1m to 1.4m deep).
  • Eight-lane, 25-metre sport pool (2m deep).
  • Teaching pool.
  • Toddler pool.
  • Spa. Ages 3+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver within the spa. Max ratio 1 adult with 2 children.
  • Sauna and steam room. Ages 16+.

Hoists are available for accessible entry to all pools. Please speak to our friendly lifeguards to use the hoists. 

The steam room and sauna are wheelchair accessible.

Outdoor summer pools

Jellie Park summer pools are closed until summer.

Our outdoor pools and facilities are open during the warmer months and include:

  • seven-lane, 50-metre pool plus a beach area
  • three-metre-deep dive well with one-metre and three-metre springboards
  • three hydroslides (two-speed chutes and a twister)
  • token-operated barbecues ($2 for 20 minutes)

Indoor and outdoor hydroslide

  • Pre-schoolers aged under five years are not allowed on the hydroslides.
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be actively supervised by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance. 
  • You must be at least 102cm tall to use the hydroslides. 


For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email with the facility and pool you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details.
  • phone 03 941 6446.

Learn to swim

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. As well as the Swimsmart programme, private lessons can be arranged.

Supervision of children in the pool

  • Children under five years old must be within arm’s reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older in the pool at all times, who is wearing an orange wristband. 
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be wearing a purple wristband and actively supervised by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older, who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance. 
  • Children aged 8 to 11 years (inclusive) must have a responsible caregiver 16 years or older on site unless they are in a supervised programme, such as swimming lessons. If they are swimming before or after their programme, their caregiver must be onsite.

Find out more(external link)

We are trialling a new way of displaying pool availability information. You can provide feedback by emailing

Jellie Park has an eight-lane 2-metre-deep sport pool and an eight-lane shallower recreation pool. 

Depending on availability and demand at Jellie Park, lanes will be allocated to aqua jogging, lane swimming and leisure activities. When there are deep lanes available at off-peak times, there will be a minimum of one lane dedicated to aqua jogging.

Please call 03 941 6446 or email for more up-to-date information or to hire pool space. 

Typical peak times during school terms

At peak times, lane space may be booked for aqua classes, swim education classes and other bookings. Lanes will be available for leisure and lane swimming, but the pool is likely to be busier during the following times. 

Sport pool

The sport pool is generally unavailable for public swimming from 4pm on weekdays and there is no aqua jogging available from this time.

  Morning Afternoon
Monday 5.30am to 7.30am 4pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 5.30am to 7.30am 4pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 6am to 9am 4pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 5.30am to 7am 4pm to 9.30pm
Friday 5.30am to 7.30am 4pm to 9.30pm
Saturday Check the facility status page(external link) for upcoming events.
Sunday Check the facility status page(external link) for upcoming events.

Recreation pool

  Morning Afternoon
Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm 3.30pm to 8pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm 3.30pm to 8pm
Wednesday 7am to 2pm 3.30pm to 8pm
Thursday 8.30am to 2pm 3.30pm to 8pm
Friday 8.30am to 2pm 3.30pm to 9pm
Saturday 8.30am to 6pm 8.30am to 6pm
Sunday 9.30am to midday 3.30pm to 7pm

Aqua classes

Please see the group fitness and aqua timetable below.

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available at Jellie Park.


If you want to give us a suggestion, compliment or complaint, you can provide feedback.