Wisbech Splashpad Officially Opens
After several months of work, Wisbech’s glittering new attraction opened on Monday and is already making a splash in the heart of the Wisbech community.
The Wisbech Park Splashpad, developed as part of the town’s Growing Fenland project, boasts a range of fountains and jets designed to keep children active and cool on hot summer days.
The Splashpad is scheduled to open every day throughout the summer from 10am until 17.30pm with free entry for all.
The project was made possible with £147,500 from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Market Towns programme. Initially proposed and championed by Wisbech Town Council, Fenland District Council brought the bid for funding to the Combined Authority.
Combined Authority manager for market town development, Domenico Cirillo:
“This Combined Authority programme enables market towns like Wisbech to shape the look and feel of their future. The Splashpad ticks so many boxes, bringing people together in the open air and green space to celebrate life in this historic town, pulling in visitors and tourists, helping to make Wisbech ever more attractive to business, and a real go-to destination.”
“Investing in market towns and in Fenland generally is at the top of the Combined Authority agenda and this feelgood project at the heart of the Wisbech community will bring many a big, happy smile.”
Cllr Samantha Hoy, of Wisbech Town Council and member of Fenland District Council Cabinet:
“The Splashpad is not only going to be great for local children and families, but it will also help draw people into the town too, offering further benefits for local businesses and the community as a whole.”
Cllr Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder responsible for Parks and Open Spaces:
It’s fantastic to see the Splashpad arrive so quickly, and we’re delighted to see it ready for kids to enjoy this summer. There is something for all ages at the Splashpad and we’re sure it will be a great destination for families and friends to enjoy together.”
In addition to the range of sprays and spurts, the Splashpad’s state-of-the-art features include sequenced displays, touchpads to control water supply, and an automatic timer to ensure that water is conserved when the facilities are not in use.