Come along to Bushey splash park’s official opening – and show it some love!
To kick off Love Parks Week, which runs between 14 and 23 July, we are celebrating the result of months of improvement works at King George Recreation Ground.
At 12.30pm on Friday 14 July, Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Councillor Brenda Batten will cut the ribbon to formally welcome visitors to the already popular facility at the park, as well as the new play equipment installed at the same time.
Between midday and 3pm Hertsmere Leisure is running a teddy bear's picnic at the park. It's free to attend, so pop along anytime with your favourite teddy and join in the fun!
Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “I'm delighted by the wonderful response this fantastic new family facility has already received. The splash park, alongside our excellent play equipment, means there is something for all ages in our award-winning park.
“The new splash park can cater for more people at a time, nearly three times the capacity of the paddling pool, so I know it will bring a lot of joy to more families this summer and for years to come.”
The ‘tropical island’ splash park includes designated areas suitable for families, toddlers and pre-teens and was funded by section 106 money, which is money given to the council through the planning process for local development.
The splash park replaced the former paddling pool, which opened in 1999 and, over the past few years, had encountered some operational difficulties.
The splash park will open every day between 10am to 5pm until September.
To find out more about the facilities at King George's Recreation Ground visit our website www.hertsmere.gov.uk/kinggeorge
Posted on Wednesday 12th July 2017