Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre

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

Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 1

All our centres are open. Capacity restrictions have been lifted so you can enjoy the pools (please note: Pioneer’s main pool, wave pool, spa and sauna is closed for six months from Saturday 14 November), fitness centres and group fitness classes with friends and whānau.

 You can book in for your group fitness class, including spin and aquafit here. 

Bubbletimes, Sleepytimes, adult swim lessons and the full Swimsmart programme have resumed. Swimsmart bookings are now open.

Tumbletimes, preschool gymnastics and the Southern Centre are all open and running as normal.

Find out more

Jellie Park

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Address: 295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch

Phone: 03 941 6888


Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154

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Bus: Number 120, 29 or the Orbiter

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 School 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 12pm to 6pm

12pm to 6pm, 7 December to 8 February

3.30pm to 6pm, 9 February to 28 March

Outdoor pools 5.30am to 8pm, 14 November to 28 March 7am to 8pm, 14 November to 28 March  
Diving board 3.30pm to 7pm, 14 November to 28 March 12pm to 7pm, 14 November to 28 March

12pm to 7pm, 7 December to 8 February

3.30pm to 7pm, 9 February to 28 March  

Outside hydroslide 3.30pm to 6pm, 14 November to 28 March 12pm to 6pm, 14 November to 28 March

12pm to 6pm, 7 December to 8 February

3.30pm to 6pm, 9 February to 28 March


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.

people in poolsIndoor pools

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+)

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

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

  • 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.


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.

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 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.

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.

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