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OTLEY LIDO

The outdoor baths - as it was known at the time - opened in Otley in 1924 and was popular with the local community. It also attracted many visitors to the town as travel became increasingly accessible through the 20th century.

Read more about the 'History of the Baths' here.

The baths (or outdoor pool as it became known) left lasting memories for people - mostly fond ones but many also recall the cold water and cold concrete changing room floors!

Read more about 'Lido Memories' here.

The outdoor (swimming) pool - as it became known by the end of the 20th century - closed in 1993. It now stands derelict in Wharfemeadows Park - a popular and otherwise attractive riverside park featuring a children's play area, boats, skateboard park, tennis courts and scenic walks.

Read more about 'The Derelict Site' here.

Our vision is to redevelop the current derelict site into a modern, vibrant, year-round venue featuring a heated lido. In addition to the essential supporting infrastructure we shall also assess what other facilities might complement the lido, meet community needs and ensure the venue is a sustainable business.

Read more about 'Our Vision' here.

In order to bring our vision to fruition we shall approach larger funding bodies and potential partners who share our aims. However, there are steps we need to take before that - including undertaking specialist studies.

Read more about 'Our Journey' here.

Photo courtesy of John Morgan 3.jpg

BATHS - POOL - LIDO

WHAT YOU CALL IT - IS UP TO YOU!

'Lie-doe' or 'Lee-doe'?

How you pronounce it, is also up to you!

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