Olympic stars open new £28m Leeds leisure centre

Leeds Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.
Leeds Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.
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LEEDS’S Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will officially open a new £28m leisure centre next week.

The triathlete stars, who picked up gold and bronze medals respectively at the London 2012 games, will be joined by cyclist David Stone, who won gold at the 2012 Paralympics, to open the Holt Park Active wellbeing centre on December 9.

Dick Gradley, who captained the British gymnastics team at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, will also attend the centre’s official opening event.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, said: “It’s a real testament to the fantastic facilities on offer at Holt Park Active that some of our Olympics and Paralympic stars will be coming along for the official opening and to have a look around.

“The response from the local community since the centre first opened its doors in October has been amazing and even in such a short time, Holt Park Active has already firmly established itself as a hub for the whole community.”

The centre on Holtdale Approach is the first of its kind in Leeds and includes a range of spaces for activities and support services for people of all ages and abilities.

It includes a 70-station Bodyline gym, 25-metre pool, hydrotherapy and learning pools, dance studio, café, garden, sports hall and meeting or training areas.

For details, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/holtparkactive, call 0113 378 1301 or follow @HoltParkActive on Twitter.