Swanley Park to get new splash pad with Swanley Town Council investment
A Kent park is to get a new £364,000 splash pad.
Swanley Park is updating its much-loved and popular outdoor water play area.
With over 400,000 visitors visiting Swanley’s 60 acres of parkland every year, the council reviewed the condition of the park's outdoor paddling pool and splash zone last year and discovered surface cracks in the pool tank and filtration equipment.
Needing to be replaced, award-winning company Ustigate has been given the contract having installed over 100 aquatic play facilities across the UK.
The firm, which is based in Kent, specialises in the design and build of water features and aquatic play facilities.
The work at the award-winning park, which has already started, will include the building of a larger paddling pool and splash park as well as a new water management and recirculation system which will enable the council to sustainably collect, treat and recycle water for water play.
Ustigate spokesman, Michelle Minns-Sykes, said: "Many of the Ustigate team have enjoyed great days out at Swanley Park and several have described the paddling pool as being the place where many of their fondest childhood memories were formed.
"The company are pleased and proud to be installing their best in play in a place that many of their friends, family and workforce call home."
Swanley’s new and exciting facility will be accessible to every age and ability. It is hoped the attraction will open around April in time for this year's season.
Other attractions at Swanley Park include a large playground, sand play area for under sevens, cafe, outdoor gym, boating lake and its exceptionally popular miniature railway.