The new Rivelin Splash water play area will finally open on Saturday 13 July at 11am.
The refurbished water play area is for children of all ages and includes three large splash pads, a new filter system, water play equipment plus ramped access with handrails. One of the pools will still be for paddling
The toilets will be more accessible and new baby changing facilities have been created. Water pistols, nets and buckets will be available from Rivelin Park cafe.
The water splash was originally scheduled to open in May.
Update 25 May: we’ve just checked and Rivelin water splash isn’t ready yet so won’t be opening this weekend. We’ll let you know if we hear when the revised date is.
Weather permitting, the new Rivelin Splash water play area will open at the start of the bank holiday weekend on Saturday 25 May.
The refurbished water play area is for children of all ages and is designed to be more accessible and inclusive. The water circulation system has been improved and new features such as water jets and sprays have been installed.
One of the pools will still be for paddling, while the other three have been turned into splash pads. Water pistols, nets and buckets will be available from Rivelin Park cafe.
The toilets will be more accessible and new baby changing facilities have been created.
If you’re planning on heading down for the opening, you should contact the council first to double check that the project will be finished in time for Saturday 25 May.
Some concerns were raised over the need for additional seating, more litter bins and better car parking and these have been fed back to the designers to see how they can be addressed as the final details are developed
The council hopes the contractor will be able to start work in April once the final designs are approved, with the intention that the improvements will be complete in time for the summer holidays.