Working in partnership with 30 local authorities to operate leisure centres from Barry to Bexley and Leeds to Penzance, from golf courses to theatres, events venues to leisure centres of all shapes and sizes, Parkwood Leisure has developed a wealth of experience in managing a variety of leisure facilities. We work with the local authority to understand their needs and requirements, whilst highlighting the heritage and locality of the sites that we operate.
The London Borough of Bexley Council
Working in partnership with The London Borough of Bexley Council, Parkwood Leisure operates three large centres which offer an impressive range of facilities to the local community. The contract has a significant number of children enrolled in Sway Dance classes and is a fantastic example of an area which actively encourages children to get active.
Crook Log Leisure Centre
Erith Leisure Centre
Sidcup Leisure Centre
This exciting contract includes 4 leisure centres of various sizes. With a main pool, learner pool, 55 station gym, sports hall and group exercise facilities, the local community has access to a new and impressive range of fitness facilities.
Dereham Leisure Centre
Breckland Leisure Centre
Attleborough Sports Hall
Swaffham Leisure Centre
Bristol City Council
Parkwood Leisure work in partnership with Bristol City Council to manage Hengrove Park Leisure Centre. Hengrove Park is home to a 50 metre swimming pool, a 180 station gym, exercise studios, health suite and climbing wall.
Hengrove Park Leisure Centre
Jubilee Swimming Pool
Broughton Astley Parish Council
Parkwood Leisure works in partnership with the Broughton Astley Parish Council to manage the brand new leisure centre due to open in early 2020. The new facility will include a four-court sports hall, floodlit outdoor 3G pitch and a health club with a 65-station gym and two group exercise studios to encourage the local community to stay active. There will also be a café and an outdoor play area.
Cardiff City Council
Cardiff International Pool is an impressive family focussed facility with a fun pool, 50 metre competition swimming pool, gym, exercise studio and health suite located on the Cardiff Bay. The centre is home to many high profile competitions and was the training centre for the Brazilian Olympic Swimming team in the run up to London 2012.
Cardiff International Pool
Roath Park Lake
Castle Point Borough Council
Castle Point Golf Course
Cherwell District Council
Bicester Leisure Centre
Kidlington & Gosford Leisure Centre
Spiceball Leisure Centre
Woodgreen Leisure Centre
Whitelands Farm Sports Ground
Duxbury Park Golf Course
This PFI leisure centre offers a new and fully equipped gym, swimming pool, exercise studio, health suite and courts to help keep the local community active and engaged with exercise.
Penzance Leisure Centre
Coventry Education Partnership
Caludon Castle Sports Centre
Crawley Borough Council
In an exciting partnership with Crawley Borough Council, Parkwood Leisure operates
The Hawth Theatre
Tilgate Forest Golf Course
Derbyshire Schools Partnership
Chapel Leisure Centre is operated by Lex Leisure on behalf of Chapel Parish Council
Chapel Leisure Centre
Erewash Borough Council
A landmark agreement seeing Parkwood Leisure Ltd take over the running of Erewash Borough Council’s leisure services from 1 February 2019.
West Park Leisure Centre
Victoria Park Leisure Centre
Rutland Park Sports Ground
Sandiacre Sports Centre
The Forum Leisure Centre is situated within an office building, encouraging it’s employees to stay active. The centre offers a swimmng pool, gym and fitness classes.
The Forum Leisure Centre
High Peak Borough Council
Parkwood Leisure is working in partnership with High Peak Borough Council to take over the management of leisure services in High Peak, whilst also taking over management and operations of Buxton Pavilion Gardens. Parkwood will also manage four of the council’s football pitches, which the authority said could open up the potential of these sites to host a range of community activities.
Glossop Swimming Pool
Glossop Leisure Centre
New Mills Leisure Centre
Buxton Swimming & Leisure Centre
Buxton Pavillion Gardens
Maidstone Borough Council
In 2013, Parkwood Theatres began working with Maidstone Borough Council to operate the exciting local theatre; The Hazlitt. The venue sees many exciting shows and local performances.
North Devon Council
Working with North Devon Council, Parkwood Leisure operates North Devon Leisure Centre and the Ilfracombe Swimming Pool, ensuring that local fitness facilities and swimming lessons for children are available to the local community.
North Devon Leisure Centre
Ilfracombe Leisure Centre
Tarka Tennis Centre
North Northamptonshire Council
Working in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, Parkwood Leisure operates 5 centres including two leisure centres, an events venue, an athletics facility and a theatre under Parkwood Theatres. Desborough Leisure Centre was recently built and has just seen heavy investment to encourage grass roots football in the area.
Kettering Swimming Pool
Kettering Athletics Pitch and Track
The Corn Market Hall
The Castle Theatre
Desborough Leisure Centre
North Somerset Council
This exciting partnership includes three leisure centres and the well known theatre; The Playhouse which has been home to impressive acts such Lee Evans, The Russian Ballet and the Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime featuring George Sampson.
Hutton Moor Leisure Centre
Backwell Leisure Centre
Scotch Horn Leisure Centre
The Playhouse Theatre
Nottinghamshire County Council
Parkwood Leisure manage a range of attractions, activities and catering options at Rufford Abbey Country Park on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. Visit www.ruffordabbey.com to find out more.
Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth Golf Course
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Operating five local leisure facilities, including a bowls and event centre and 4 leisure centres Rushcliffe Borough Council work in partnership with Parkwood Leisure to offer easily accessible facilities to local people of all ages, abilities and interests.
Bingham Leisure Centre
Cotgrave Leisure Centre
Edwalton Golf Course
Keyworth Leisure Centre
Sefton Borough Council
Crosby Leisure Centre remains an incredibly popular leisure facility on the outskirts of Sefton.It’s distinctive design, range of facilities and unique cycle hire scheme make it an exciting leisure centre to visit and helps to enocurage a range of local residents to get active.
Crosby Leisure Centre
South Holland District Council
South Holland District Council is working in partnership Parkwood Leisure to deliver leisure services in South Holland. The five-year contract includes the management and operation of
Castle Sports Complex and Pool
Peele Leisure Centre
The Royal Parks
Richmond Golf Course
West Northamptonshire Council
Working in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council, Parkwood Leisure operates three leisure facilities in Towcester and Brackley.
Brackley Leisure Centre
Towcester Centre for Leisure
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
With three leisure centres throughout Staffordshire Moorlands, Parkwood Leisure operates an array of facilities which have seen heavy investment in recent years to improve the quality and accessibility of an active lifestyle to the local community.
Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre
Brough Park Leisure Centre
South Moorlands Leisure Centre
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council
Grange Community & Leisure Centre
Torbay Leisure Centre has seen significant refrubishment over the last year including a whole new gym. The centre is now better equiped than ever to offer a range of fitness equipment to local residents.
Torbay Leisure Centre
Riviera International Centre
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council
Working in partnership with the local authority, Parkwood Leisure operates this school gym and makes it available to the public in certain hours.
Mulberry Sports Centre
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Barry Leisure Centre
Penarth Leisure Centre
Llantwit Major Leisure Centre
Cowbridge Leisure Centre
Colcot Sports Centre
West Berkshire Council
Operating an eight leisure centres in parntership with West Berkshire Council, the local community have access to several large leisure centres, a sports hall and a school based gym.
Cotswold Sports Centre
Hungerford Leisure Centre
Kennet Leisure Centre
Northcroft Leisure Centre
Willink Leisure Centre
Downland Sports Centre
The Lambourn Centre
Parkwood Leisure prides itself on its open working practices and wide range of partner organisations. We take a strategic and long-term approach to partnerships, recognising the value that they bring to our customers. By working together with other organisations to achieve mutual goals, we believe we become a much stronger leisure company and are able to achieve more within the communities in which we operate. Read about some of our key partners below or to find out more information on partnering with Parkwood Leisure, please contact us.
Established to support a national legacy following the Olympics, Legacy Leisure seeks to educate, inspire and support physical activity, to enhance the lives of our patrons and enable long term positive lifestyle changes. Legacy Leisure is passionate about improving the health and well-being of our patrons, and aims to offer a diverse range of physical and cultural activities that will engage and invigorate communities, be it through sport, the arts or other activities.
Lex Leisure seeks to operate leisure venues on a commercial basis with a view to generating a surplus that can be used for our principal objective of supporting those who are disabled, physically or mentally or who require support or bespoke care plans to stay physically active.
We also believe in the value of great communities. So, we are passionate about delivering a truly memorable golf and social experience for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned golfer, new to the game, spending time with the family or just fancy a cup of coffee with friends, you are sure of a warm welcome every time you visit.
Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers. The organisation invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding in organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sports.
Parkwood Leisure is a strategic partner of ukactive the not-for-profit industry association, promoting the interests of commercial fitness gyms and community leisure centres. Parkwood Leisure is fully supportive of ukactive’s vision to get more people, more active, more often and to improve the nation’s health by promoting active lifestyles.
Swim England was the first Governing Body of swimming to be established in the world, and today it remains the English National Governing Body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water, and synchronised swimming. Swim England aims to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn to swim and support the pursuit of excellence in swimming.
Parkwood Leisure is an official partner of Swim England and is committed to following the National Plan for Teaching Swimming at all of its centres by offering our swimming programme in line with the Swim England national swimming plan.
Institute of Swimming (IoS)
The Institute of Swimming is the largest trainer of swimming teachers and coaches in England, with services expanding to education, training provision, and fitness leisure operations.
The IoS are at the cutting edge of teacher and coach education, running the latest UKCC course as well as providing continuing professional development opportunities. They deliver hundreds of courses across the country, courses that are of the same high standards they hold for themselves.
Royal Life Saving Society
RLSS is the UK governing body for Lifesaving and Lifeguarding. Parkwood Leisure provides training for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification under the credence of the RLSS, and has qualified trainer assessors amongst the senior management of our water-based sites.
England Squash and Racketball
England Squash and Racketball (ESR) is the governing body for squash and racketball in England. ESR offers a comprehensive range of services at national, regional and local levels of support, including structured development programmes, events and competitions for all ages and abilities as well as education programmes.
ESR and Parkwood Leisure are committed to increasing participation in squash and racketball and provide a partnership opportunity for children and adults to fulfil their sporting potential and contribute to the improved health of local communities.
Badminton England is responsible for the management and training of the elite England squad, and works alongside the other home nation governing bodies to prepare British players for the Olympics.
Badminton England also coordinates a development network; this provides a pathway for aspiring players to progress from schools and clubs to the national squad.
Parkwood Leisure is committed to working with Badminton England to support and improve our provision of Badminton to the public by delivering quality coaching at our facilities and provide a developmental pathway from grass root level through to elite performance.
British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for Triathlon, Paratriathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Great Britain, responsible for raising the profile and delivering the elite performance of the sport. Triathlon is a fast-growing, dynamic and modern Olympic sport with talented world-class athletes, coaches and support staff, focused around delivering world-class events and medal-winning performances.
Parkwood Leisure has committed to raising substantial funds for our nominated charity, Anthony Nolan.
Anthony Nolan works to save the lives of people with blood cancers like leukaemia, who need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant to survive. Every twenty minutes someone in the UK will be diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. But thanks to Anthony Nolan, three people a day are given the chance of life.
The 5% Club
Parkwood Leisure is a proud member of The 5% Club, a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the UK workforce. By joining the Club, we have committed to ensuring that within the next five years, 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices, on graduate programmes or are sponsored students.
To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please click below!
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
For almost 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA has been instrumental in shaping our society for the better, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.