New outdoor activity centre planned at Rivermead

Plans to cut short a 17 year lease with a golf driving range in Reading will make way for clay pigeon shooting, high ropes and archery.

Leaderboard Golf signed the lease with Reading Borough Council early this year (2016) but this has now been ended due to “financial pressures”.

The council decided the arrangement did not represent the best return for the site close to Rivermead Leisure Complex in Richfield Avenue, and will now open an outdoor activity centre alongside a new “demountable” pool.

The centre, which will also include a natural learning zone with den and fire building, adventurous play and an outdoor classroom, will be open to the public throughout the year as well as being available to school groups during term time.

It is anticipated the centre will be open by autumn 2017.

This article originally appeared in Getreading.

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