Draft Waterloo Park artist's impression
Local people are being invited to see new plans to improve water play in Waterloo Park on Saturday 15 January.
The event will be held next to the existing paddling pool in the park with council officers and the city’s Play Rangers on hand between 10.30am and 1pm to talk through the plans, answer questions and gather views.
Paddling in Waterloo Park is a popular activity in the summer months, however the pool is in need of repair, is expensive and time-consuming to maintain and must be emptied and refilled three times a week.
We plan to use developer’s contributions to introduce interactive play features like water jets, while keeping some paddling and sand elements, so the facility is more fun for children and easier and more efficient to keep clean and maintain.
Improvements should also mean the facility can be opened earlier in the summer season and used to the full seven days a week – as there will be no need to empty and refill the pool.
In recent weeks and months we have been asking families using the park what they like about it and held information sessions at Angel Road infants and junior schools, as well as Sure Start nursery.
The information we have gathered has helped us draw up an initial artist’s impression of what the new water play area could look like and some of the types of equipment that could be installed. We want to know if people think we’ve got it right so we can finalise plans ahead of work starting in April 2011 ready for use next summer.
Councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton, cabinet member for neighbourhoods – north and east says: “The paddling pool has been a popular feature of the park for many years and we are confident from what local people have already been telling us that our exciting plans to give it a facelift will make it even better. Come along to our event and find out more; or if you can’t make it we still want to hear from you”.
The formal consultation period will run from Tuesday 4 until Monday 31 January. People can find out more information by visiting the Waterloo Park page of the A-Z. They can give us their views at the event on 15 January or by contacting the project team by emailing email@example.com or calling 0344 980 3333.
21 December 2010