Children in Blacktown City will have a fun, new destination to cool off this summer with a new splash pad breaking ground at Blacktown Aquatic Centre.
Construction on the exciting project, which is part of Blacktown City Council’s $5 million Supplementary Works Program, began last month and is expected to be finalised in time for Christmas.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM joined Deputy Mayor Julie Griffiths last week to inspect the site, located near the outdoor toddler’s pool.
“I am delighted to see work commence on this fantastic project ahead of the summer swimming season,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“There will be different water features and play zones, which have been designed to suit all ages and abilities.
“The feature will also incorporate art designed by local Indigenous artists. I eagerly await the opening of this wonderful amenity.”
Ward 2 Councillor Julie Griffiths said the new splash pad would be a welcome addition to the facilities at Blacktown Aquatic Centre.
“In response to requests from the community, I am pleased to see work commence on this exciting new water play area at Blacktown Pool,” Cr Griffiths said.
“The splash pad will provide plenty of enjoyment for toddlers and young children wanting to cool off in the summer months.
“As we know, regular physical activity is the key to better health, so I hope the finished project will encourage kids to get active and have fun at the same time.”
Sandstone block seating will be provided and a shade sail will provide sun protection over a portion of the splash pad.
The splash pad project is one of 10 exciting new sport and recreation projects across Blacktown City as part of Council’s ‘More Active, More Often, in Blacktown City’ initiative.