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We are continuing work on the new Riverside Leisure Centre. The whole centre will be closed from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 June inclusive, ahead of the reopening on Monday 10 June. You can find out more about the closures.

Riverside Leisure Centre

Our flagship centre Riverside Leisure Centre offers a superb range of facilities to suit everyone, along with a Chelmsford city centre location.

How to find Riverside

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Located along the River Chelmer, it couldn't be easier to access Riverside's extensive range of facilities on foot, by bike, by car or public transport.

By bus 

Many bus routes run into the city centre, and stop a short walk from the centre. You can look at First Essex to check which buses stop at Riverside. 

By train 

The nearest train station to Riverside is Chelmsford, which is around a 10 minute walk. You can look at Trainline to check which trains stop at Chelmsford station. 


Riverside is centrally located in the city centre along the River Chelmer and can be easily accessed on foot through the Bond Street development, via Victoria Road or Waterloo Lane. 

By bicycle

You can find out which cycle routes to take to Riverside. 

By car 

We are continuing development work on the new Riverside Leisure Centre. Although the leisure centre will mainly stay open during the works, car parking is reduced. 

You can read full details about the current arrangements, and the arrangements after the centre re-opens on 10 June, on our closures page.

Alternative parking 

The nearest car parks to Riverside are Townfield Street car park and the Meadows Retail Multi-Storey car park. 

You will not be able to claim a parking refund or use your monthly membership parking permit in these car parks.

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday, 6.15am to 7pm
Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.


  • 95 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • Main pool
  • 10x20m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • Soft play
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting room


Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615050

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