Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Victoria Park Splashpad Opens On Friday

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Cardiff’s newest attraction opens to the public on Friday after an official opening by the city’s Lord Mayor Cllr Monica Walsh. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new Splashpad in Victoria Park has 33 exciting features for children to enjoy and is on the site of the park’s paddling pool which it upgrades. Features include sprays, jets, a tipping water bucket and a tunnel which are spread across three zones designed for toddlers, juniors and families. All included within the beautiful setting of the grade 2 listed park. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lucky year 4 pupils from local primary schools will be the first to try out the new splashpad before it’s opened to the public at 12:30. Last year pupils at Lansdowne Primary School, Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Radnor Primary School and Ysgol Gymraeg Treganna were asked for opinions on components of the splashpad by the Canton ward members Councillors Richard Cook, Susan Elsmore and Ramesh Patel. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The official opening of the new Splashpad in Victoria Park is at 11:00am. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said: “I’ve recently seen the finished pad and I am absolutely delighted with this new attraction to the city. I am sure children from all over Cardiff will have lots of fun trying out the features. I urge families to come along over the coming days and give it go. I can guarantee children will have fun and get wet but unfortunately I can’t guarantee sunny conditions. However, I have my fingers crossed for a nice day on Friday.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Splashpad has been designed and constructed by experts at Ustigate Waterplay Ltd. and will increase accessibility and enjoyment for children of all ages. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Feedback from other areas with splashpads has been very positive with high popularity ratings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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