Frequently asked questions
Everything you will need to know about Sports at Marden Park.
No, we provide you with an extra 15 minutes at the start and end of your booking for changing. We ask that you are ready to leave promptly to ensure the pool building is clear for the next group. Late departures will be charged the hourly rate.
Because of the design of the pool, it is not safe to do any of the above.
You will need the agreement of the club organiser.
The average pool temperature is 30 degrees.
60 is the maximum number allowed in the pool at any one time and you will need to complete a risk assessment based on the usage of the pool beforehand.
No, you will need to supply your own swim wear and towels.
Yes, there are several benches around the pool to accommodate spectators. There is no additional seating around the astro, tennis bubble or netball courts. The sportshall viewing gallery is on the 2nd level. Hirers should note that we have neighbours close by and there are other community and educational hire activities taking place within the school during the evenings, users should keep noise to a reasonable level. Any unsociable behaviour or language may result in the termination of use.
Yes, for swimming pool users there are 2 changing rooms with 2 showers in each, and a separate toilet facility available. Showers are not available for other sports facilities.
On arrival, please follow the signage to the swimmers’ designated car park. Follow the path leading up to the pool; please do not walk on the grass. Each group is provided with a keypad entry code to enter the building. The entry code is operational only during the time of hire and will not work if you arrive early.
No, as the hirer, you must ensure a lifeguard is always present when the pool is in use and we will need evidence that you will be able to provide this at the time of booking. Where possible we will provide details of local lifeguards on request.