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The newly refurbished East Park splash pad reopens tomorrow (24 July)

East Park water play reopens for summer of fun

The £850,000 revamped splash pad at East Park reopens on Saturday 24 July.

Work began last October when water play specialists Ustigate fully redesigned the space and re-purposed the lower pool as a splash pad with water jets, landscaping the remaining area.

The former plant room and holding tanks have also been replaced with an improved treatment and filtration system.

The state-of-the-art water filtration system ensures that chemical levels are constantly monitored and, in the unlikely event of an issue, would automatically switch off ensuring public safety, similar to the system used at the Queen Victoria Square fountains.

The refurbished facility features new seating and a new toilet block, whilst the splash pad itself boasts 43 water jets providing a mixture of different play features that include rooster tails, geysers, ground gushers and spray caps.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “The Splash Pad in East Park has been sorely missed in recent years and it’s fantastic to be able to bring it back to life.

“I am really confident this new design will be a huge hit and look forward to seeing families from across Hull enjoying the fun that this free attraction offers throughout the summer.”

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The splash pad includes 43 separate playful jets

The facility will be 10am to 6pm daily with three sessions available that can be booked online via www.hcandl.co.uk/bookonline. There will also be a limited number of daily walk-up slots available for each session.

Additionally a number of sessions specifically for under 5s and a dedicated session for children and families with special educational needs will be available to book.

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