My Portland, Your Portland, OUR Portland
Based on Muskham Street in the Meadows, The Portland Centre is a community facility operated by the local charity Notts County Foundation. The facility offers a wide variety of excellent sporting facilities and is open to all within the local community. Based in the heart of the Meadows area, The Portland Centre is easily accessible to people who live locally and offers on site parking facilities as well as ease of access via public transport. As a charity which is passionate about using the power of sport to empower a diverse community, Notts County Foundation want to extend an invitation to anyone and everyone within the local area to come and benefit from the centre’s excellent facilities.
The Centre has a wide range of facilities including sports hall, squash courts, gym, dance studio and a traditional swimming pool. To find out more about the centre’s facilities and how you can access them please have a look at our Facilities page.
History of Portland Baths
Historically, Portland Baths have been an important leisure facility for people in Nottingham for almost 100 years. Portland Baths was originally built in 1914 as a public wash and bath house and is one of few remaining similar facilities in the country. It is a traditional swimming pool, which was built when Imperial measurements were commonplace and is 33 yards long with changing cubicles alongside the pool.
Many people in Nottingham learnt to swim at Portland Baths and have fond memories of the pool. We intend to continue to operate the pool in a way which keeps current users, attracts former swimmers and gains new customers.
For many local people, Portland Baths has a great deal of charm as it is so different to modern facilities. We aim to retain this traditional style while offering high quality service and lessons. We aim to create an environment somewhere where people from the Meadows and further afield feel comfortable and enjoy swimming in the pool.
What is the Notts County Foundation
Notts County Foundation is a multi-award-winning, independent, community sports charity, based at Meadow Lane and one of the Football League’s leading community schemes. We are proud to deliver a range of innovative programmes that make a positive difference to people in Nottingham, raising aspirations and supporting people across the city.
We use the power of football and the profile of the world’s oldest football league club, Notts County FC, to provide direction and support and use our vast experience of working with diverse groups of all abilities, disabilities and ages. We deliver physical activities and sports coaching across Nottingham and currently work with thousands of people every year.
If you would like to find out more about how you can take part in one of our programmes or, would like to support us in any way, please get in touch.