Hours of fun await the region’s youth at Norville Park Pool with the opening of a new water play area featuring a towering 2.9m slide and 151 litre capacity tipping bucket.
Council’s venues and facilities spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said stage two of the new water play facilities had been much-anticipated.
“The perimeter of the pool precinct has been significantly expanded to include our new aquatic play area which will no doubt prove a hit with children of all ages,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Included in their pool entry fee, youngsters can now slide, splash and experience the thrill of large and small tipping buckets.
“The facility is zero depth with the exception of the slide landing area which ensures a safe and fun water experience for children of all ages and ability.
“Stage one was completed in December last year and has already received rave reviews from local families.”
He said while there were no age restrictions placed on either of the water play areas stage one, located closest to the entry, was more suited to younger children and stage two, located to the right of existing pools, was designed to be suited to children aged eight and older.
Shade priority for water play project
Divisional representative Cr Ross Sommerfeld said the new play areas would be the perfect way for local and visiting families to spend the day.
“Creating fun and safe areas that were well shaded was a priority for this project,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“Both play areas feature shade sails and a concerted effort was made to ensure as many existing trees as possible remained throughout construction.
“The result is a lovely shaded, gently sloping viewing area for parents to supervise water play. Two of the large umbrellas no longer needed following shade sail installation have also been reused over sandstone block seating in stage two.”
In line with Council’s commitment to sun safety the shade sail over the splash zone in stage two is expected to be installed in March.
Water play areas a ‘splash' hit with kids
Facility operator Michele Watson said staff at Norville Pool were fielding daily enquiries about the opening of stage two.
“Stage two of the water play areas will provide another dimension to the activities already avaliable at the pool,” Ms Watson said.
“We want Norville to be family friendly and encourage children to be active outdoors.”
She said the entire team were looking forward to the opening of stage two following the success of stage one.
“Stage one has proved popular with lots of families coming each day to visit the area. Children enjoy playing amongst the features and they have so much fun.”
Stage two features:
- Other news: Youth Development Action Team a voice for Libby