Pershore's Abbey Park water play area opens in time for Summer - The Evesham Observer

Pershore's Abbey Park water play area opens in time for Summer

Evesham Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

WORK on Pershore’s new water play park is now complete, just in time for the Spring and summer sunshine.

The water park in Abbey Park has been themed around the history of the famous local horse racing derby, Land O’Plums Steeplechase.

It features a racecourse section for youngsters to compete against their friends.

The main events are the various water sprays to leap over and even a winner’s podium. Other parts of the splash pad include a reed shower, raining daffodil and The Tree Tipper, which has been inspired by the local Pershore Plum tree.

There’s also a water spraying Freddy Frog and a ponded zone with weir gate dams to create flooded areas to splash around in.

Wychavon has invested more than £327,000 in creating the new splash pad as part of an ongoing improvement programme to the district’s water play areas, which have reached the end of their natural life and are increasingly expensive to maintain.

Evesham water park opened on Saturday, May 11, and Droitwich Spa Lido will be open from Saturday, May 25 after being shut during the colder months. All opening times are 10am – 6pm, seven days a week once open.

Councillor Emma Stokes, executive board member for resident and customer service on Wychavon District Council, said: “This is an amazing addition to Pershore’s Abbey Park, and I am pleased with the overall look and feel of it.

“It was wonderful to see and hear children splashing around in the water park and enjoying the sunshine. This is just another example of how Wychavon continues to invest in our award-winning parks and open spaces.”

Jon Hulbert, senior parks & greenspace officer, at Wychavon, said:

“We’re continually looking at keeping our parks up to date with the current needs of our residents.

“Thanks to Splash for helping us to design this wonderful park with a nod to Pershore’s heritage and for completing the work on time.”

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