A $1 million splash area has opened at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.
Called a “water play park” by Central Coast Council, “it combines water-based play and education and has an accessible design to be enjoyed by all community members,” according to Council director Ms Julie Vaughan.
“The nautical-themed Water Play Park can be enjoyed” at the entrance to the centre.
She said the area included a tipping bucket, “interactive elements”, a shade sail, an in-built filtration system with “zero depth for safety and accessibility”.
The project had resulted in “an ideal use for the outdoor space” at the leisure centre, she said.
“This fantastic new amenity is sure to be very popular with the young and the young at heart,” Ms Vaughan said.
Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said the million-dollar upgrade was a result of collaboration between local and state government and was expected to attract locals and tourists alike.
“There is so much to love about this project – an accessible design that creates a space for fun, physical activity and education,” she said.
Media release, 28 Sept 2020
Lisa Matthews, Central Coast Council