Jellie Park Recreation & Sport Centre

Jellie Park

Location and opening hours

Opening hours

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends 
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 12pm to 6pm
Outdoor pools (8 December 2018 to 31 March 2019) 5.30am to 8pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm

Diving board hours

Diving board open Monday to Friday Weekends
3 to 9 December 3.30pm to 7pm Midday to 7pm
10 December to 6 February Midday to 7pm Midday to 7pm
7 February to 31 March 3.30pm to 7pm Midday to 7pm

Hydroslide hours

Hydroslide open Monday to Friday Weekends
3 to 9 December 3.30pm to 6pm Midday to 6pm
10 December to 6 February Midday to 6pm Midday to 6pm
7 February to 31 March 3.30pm to 6pm Midday to 6pm

Holiday hours

Holiday hours 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 to 30 Dec 31 Dec 1 Jan 2 to 6 Jan
Fitness Centre 5.30am to 6pm Closed 7am to 8pm 7am to 6pm 10am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools, spa, sauna, steam room 5.30am to 6pm Closed  7am to 8pm  7am to 6pm  10am to 8pm  7am to 8pm
Outdoor pools 7am to 6pm Closed 7am to 7pm 7am to 6pm 10am to 7pm 7am to 7pm
Diving board Midday to 6pm Closed Midday to 7pm Midday to 6pm Midday to 6pm Midday to 7pm
Indoor and Outdoor Hydroslide Midday to 6pm Closed Midday to 6pm Midday to 6pm Midday to 6pm Midday to 6pm

*Normal hours resume Monday 7 January

Visit us

295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch
Bus: Number 120, 29 or the Orbiter

Contact us

Phone: 03 941 6888
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Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154
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Membership and fees

Head to our membership and fees page to find out how to join Jellie Park. 


CafeFree wireless internet

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

Car parks

Free onsite car parking is available at Jellie Park. There are 7 mobility car parks available in the main car park and ramps to the main entry.

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 Wishbone) 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.

Sauna and steam room

Talk to customer services about using the sauna and steam room.

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 and fitness centre

Gym facilities

Our facilities include:

  • 12 x technogym treadmills
  • 12 x bike machines
  • 4 x rowing machines
  • 8 x cross trainers
  • 10 x weight-resistance machines
  • free weights, including benches and half racks
  • a functional area with a frame, kettlebells and power bags
  • a stretching area
  • boxing bags/gloves
  • 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.


Indoor pools

boy dives into pool from diving board

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

  • 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+)
  • sauna and steam room (ages 16+)

Outdoor summer pools

The outdoor pools will open on Saturday 8 December 2018.

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

  • seven-lane, 50-metre pool, plus 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)


  • Preschoolers 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 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. 

Pool status and availability

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

Learn to swim

Swimming lessons

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

Group fitness and short course timetable

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

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