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.

COVID-19 updates

All Recreation and Sport Centres are open under Alert Level 2. We’ll be operating at reduced capacity and with increased safety measures. 

Bookings are essential for group fitness, Tumbletimes, pickleball and adult swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the pool and fitness centre. 

All Swimsmart lessons will be back up and running under Alert Level 2. The normal booking process applies for pre-school gymnastics and the Southern Centre. 

Jellie Park

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Address: 295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Post: PO Box 73034, Christchurch 8154

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JelliePark/(external link)

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
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 Midday to 6pm
Outdoor pools Closed Closed
Diving board Closed Closed
Outside hydroslide Closed Closed

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.

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.

Café

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

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 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.

Trainers

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

Open from 13 November 2021 to 27 March 2022.

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. 

Bookings

For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsubookings@ccc.govt.nz 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.

Alert Level 2 information

The lanes listed below are single lanes.

If there are less than 4 single lanes available, under Alert Level 2 we are only allowed to have 1 person per lane.

If there are 4 or more lanes available, we will create at least one larger double lane that allows up to 7 people in the lane.

Jellie Park Sport Pool is an eight-lane pool. When lanes are available, there will be a minimum of two lanes dedicated to Aqua Jogging. Lane availability is subject to change, for further enquiries please phone 03 941 6446. To check the pool availability of our other pools, please phone 03 941 8999.

Number of lanes available for public use

Morning Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thur 28 Fri 29
5.30am  5  0  0  0  5  8  5  5
6.00am  1  0  0  0  1  4  1  1
6.30am  1  0  0  0  1  4  1  1
7.00am  4  0  8  8  4  4  4  4
7.30am  7  0  8  7  7  0  7  7
8.00am  7  0  8  7  7  0  7  7
8.30am  7  0  8  7  7  0  7  7
9.00am  5  2  2  7  5  8  7  7
9.30am  5  8  2  6  4  6  6  6
10.00am  5  8  8  6  4  6  6  6
10.30am  5  8  8  8  4  6  6  6
11.00am  5  8  4  8  4  6  6  6
11.30am  6  8  4  8  6  8  8  8
Afternoon Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thur 28 Fri 29
12.00pm  6  8  4  8  6  6  6  8
12.30pm  6  8  4  8  6  6  6  8
1.00pm  6  7  8  8  6  6  6  8
1.30pm  6  7  0  8  6  6  6  8
2.00pm  6  8  0  8  6  8  8  8
2.30pm  6  8  0  8  6  8  8  8
3.00pm  6  8  0  8  6  6  6  8
3.30pm  6  8  0  8  6  6  6  8
4.00pm  0  8  0  0  0  0  0  0
4.30pm  0  8  0  0  0  0  0  0
5.00pm  0  8  0  0  0  0  0  0
5.30pm  0  8  0  0  0  0  0  0
6.00pm  0  8  8  0  0  0  0  0
6.30pm  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0
7.00pm  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0
7.30pm  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0
8.00pm  8  0  0  0   0  0  0  0
8.30pm  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
9.00pm  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

Alert Level 2 information

The lanes listed below are single lanes.

If there are less than 4 single lanes available, under Alert Level 2 we are only allowed to have 1 person per lane.

If there are 4 or more lanes available, we will create at least one larger double lane that allows up to 7 people in the lane.

Jellie Park recreation pool is an eight-lane pool. Lane availability is subject to change, for further enquiries please phone 03 941 6446. To check the pool availability of our other pools, please phone 03 941 8999.

Number of lanes available for public use

Morning Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thur 28 Fri 29
5.30am  8  0  0  0  8  8  8  8
6.00am  8  0  0  0  8  8  8  8
6.30am  8  0  0  0  8  8  8  8
7.00am  8  8  8  8  8  6  8  8
7.30am  8  8  8  8  8  6  8  8
8.00am  8  8  8  8  8  4  8  8
8.30am  3  7  8  4  4  4  4  3
9.00am  3  6  8  4  4  4  4  3
9.30am  2  6  6  8  2  4  4  4
10.00am  2  6  6  8  2  4  4  4
10.30am  2  6  6  8  2  4  4  4
11.00am  2  7  6  8  2  4  4  4
11.30am  6  6  6  8  6  8  8  8
Afternoon Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thur 28 Fri 29
12.00pm  6  6  8  8  2  3  4  4
12.30pm  6  6  8  8  2  4  4  4
1.00pm  6  6  8  8  2  4  4  4
1.30pm  6  7  8  8  2  4  4  4
2.00pm  6  8  8  8  6  8  8  8
2.30pm  6  5  8  8  6  8  8  8
3.00pm  6  5  8  5  3  6  6  8
3.30pm  4  5  8  4  4  4  5  4
4.00pm  4  5  5  4  4  4  4  4
4.30pm  4  5  5  4  4  4  4  4
5.00pm  4  5  5  5  4  4  4  4
5.30pm  4  5  5  6  6  5  5  4
6.00pm  6  8  8  5  7  8  7  6
6.30pm  5  8  8  5  7  8  8  5
7.00pm  5  8  8  5  7  8  8  5
7.30pm  5  8  8  5  8  8  8  5
8.00pm  5  0  0   0  8  8  8  5
8.30pm  5  0  0  0  8  8  8  5
9.00pm  6  0  0  0  8  8  8  6

 

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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