Pool

Paddling Pool CLOSED!

Pool Closed as of 1st September 2018.

Unfortunately there has been an issue at the paddling pool with one of the chambers flooding and knocking out the electrics. We are unable to get this fixed for the final week of the planned opening this season, however despite this, it has been a hugely successful season for the pool. The summer sunshine brought with it thousands of families.

If you donated to the pool last year, thanks - it was worth it!

And if you didn't - there's always next year - more on that in 2019.


Paddling Pool Open for 2018 Season!

Thanks to the many in the community who together donated over £5000 we have manged to keep the paddling pool open again this year. This is the third year running that we have managed to keep the pool open. Three years ago Lambeth Council felt the pool was too expensive to run and decided to close it. SCCoop listened to the community and along with a generous donation from the Horseman Trust ran a successful funding campaign to keep the pool open. Thank you to all who have supported us.

Regular Pool Opening Times

  • Monday – 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday – 1pm – 6pm (Cleaning Day - we try to open as soon as we can, but 780m² of pool can take some cleaning!)
  • Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday – 10am – 6pm
  • Friday – 1pm – 6pm Cleaning Day
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm


The machinery and pump is very old and often needs gentle encouragement to work effectively!

We also need to clean the pool twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is done by hand, as a jet-washer blasts the special rubberised paint off. We aim to start the pool filling by 1pm on cleaning days. Remember the pool won’t be full up by this time, it takes a good 18 hours to get to a reasonable depth, but enough water to have a splash in.

Sometimes if the old machinery breaks or the pool gets contaminated we may have to close unexpectedly. We will put a sign on the gate and update our Facebook and Twitter @sccoopstreatham and on our website here.

Thanks again for all your support and here’s to a great summer!!

About the pool

Streatham Common’s Paddling Pool was built in 1938. It is located near the car park. There are picnic tables on the grassy area around the pool, which is enclosed and accessible through a gate, which makes it a safer area for very young children. It is free to use and very popular on sunny days for families with young children.

Please help us to look after the pool by removing litter and other debris and putting it in the bins.