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Opening date revealed for new Knaresborough Leisure Centre

There's just three weeks to go until the opening of the brand-new Knaresborough Leisure and Wellness Centre on 11th December.

Opening date revealed for new Knaresborough Leisure Centre Brimhams Active has revealed the delayed opening date of the new Knaresborough Leisure Centre. The new centre was initially due to reopen at the end of the summer, but the launch date is now scheduled for next month. It will officially open on Monday 11th December. The project has cost £17million and follows the successful opening of Harrogate Hydro in September. Knaresborough Leisure Centre will have a six-lane 25-metre pool and an activity pool with a flume alongside a studio, gym, steam room and sauna. [caption id="attachment_87655" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Knaresborough Leisure Centre will officially open next month.[/caption] There is also a studio for group fitness classes, a bespoke group cycling studio, sauna and steam rooms, a café and an outdoor children’s play area. Executive member for culture and leisure, Cllr Simon Myers, said:

“I am delighted that we have an opening date for this exciting new leisure provision for Knaresborough – it’s a perfect Christmas gift for the town. “The local community had long outgrown the old pool – there was a call for fitness provision as well as spaces for classes and post workout relaxation spaces. "By shifting the service offer from conventional swimming pool provision to a community health and wellbeing service we aim to help people move more, live well, feel great and reduce the proportion of the population that is physically inactive.”
The project complements a wider £47.9 million investment in leisure provision, including the recently completed refurbishment of Harrogate Leisure and Wellness Centre and the Jack Laugher Leisure and Wellness Centre in Ripon. All the centres are managed day-to-day by Brimhams Active, the council’s health and wellbeing company. The centre has been developed next to the old Knaresborough Pool, which was built in 1990 and last refurbished 20 years ago. More information on the centre, including opening times, memberships, services and the classes available, is on the Brimhams Active website. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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