Splashlands designs to go on display in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:32 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 February 2019

The former Splashlands site in Welwyn Garden City.

The former Splashlands site in Welwyn Garden City.


Plans, pictures and a video fly-through of early designs for the new Splashlands facility will go on display in Welwyn Garden City soon.

Council officers and the play equipment provider will be available to talk through the initial designs, listen to feedback and answer questions.

It follows Cabinet approval in December to prepare plans for the site at Stanborough Park North, including a new splash park, a nautical-themed adventure play area, a sports pitch and an outdoor gym.

Entrance to the park would remain free and the council hopes the new £2.2m facility will open during the town’s centenary year in 2020.

Cllr Terry Mitchinson, executive member for leisure, culture and communications, said: “We really hope to have a busy couple of days at Campus West and look forward to talking with people about our exciting plans.

“The displays will give everyone a real sense of what we’re delivering for residents – an inclusive, all-weather facility for the whole family to enjoy.”

The council’s next steps will be to finalise the designs and submit an application for planning consent. A planning application is currently being considered to upgrade the kiosk and toilets and it is hoped this work can start in spring.

The designs will be on display at Humphrey’s Cafe at Campus West on Friday March 1 between 10am and 5pm, and Saturday March 2 between 10am and 3pm.

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