Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has converted Chineham Park’s old paddling pool into a colourful new wet play area. Open for toddlers and juniors, from age three to 12, it has 26 ground water jet sprays to keep everybody cool.
The splash pad, which was the vision of the local community planning group and funded by the council using developers’ contributions, opened on Tuesday 21 June at a ceremony attended by Cllr Simon Bound, the council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety, local councillors, community groups - and a group of children eager to try out the new facility.
The council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Community Safety Cllr Simon Bound said: “I am delighted to see the fantastic new splash pad in action at Chineham Park, the first of its kind in the borough. This new play facility, which is also a great example of how community planning can really deliver what residents want and need in their area, will provide a safe fun activity for borough children to enjoy in summer months.”
The splash pad will be open every day of the week, from 10am to 7pm, until September. Residents are reminded that there are no changing or toilet facilities at the park.
For more information on the borough’s play areas visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/playareas or call the council on 01256 844844