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Langold: Super splash park to bring summer fun

Work is due to start on a new splash pool at Langold Country Park.  Pictured from left are parks and open spaces manager David Linley, leisure and cultural services manager Peter Clark, Coun Gill Freeman and Coun Griff Wynne

Work is due to start on a new splash pool at Langold Country Park. Pictured from left are parks and open spaces manager David Linley, leisure and cultural services manager Peter Clark, Coun Gill Freeman and Coun Griff Wynne

 

Summer can not come quick enough for families in Langold where a £375,000 water park will be built.

The new wet play facility at Langold Country Park will take on a nautical theme with a pirate ship as its focal point.

The 45 metre interactive splash pool will take children on a journey from the Sea Scoundrel Pirate Ship, through wet play zones, boulders, a splash slide and onto a water table at the far end.

Bassetlaw Council has pumped £275,000 into the water park which will cater for all ages and abilities.

And a further £100,000 is being ploughed into a dry play facility which will be ready in June.

Coun Gill Freeman, ward member for Langold and council vice chairman, said: “We have seen the huge success of the splash pool in the Canch in Worksop and I am delighted that we are able to bring this type of play facility to Langold.”

“The Country Park is a fantastic community asset and the Sea Scoundrel will provide a great family attraction in the park. I look forward to seeing families and children enjoying this facility this summer.”

David Linley, Bassetlaw Council parks and open spaces manager, said: “The Sea Scoundrel caters for all ages and abilities and will encourage children‘s creative play.”

“The design incorporates lots of different sound panels and activity zones as well as 10 individually controlled water features to offer a unique sensory play experience.!

Key features of the new splash pool include:

- Gentle spray rails and musical panels for children that don’t want to play in the water

- Bongo drums and tubular pipes

- A mast complete with sails

- Two tipping buckets which will dump water in a random sequence

- 10 different water jets

- A play telescope at the brow of the ship

 

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