Splash pad in Pakuranga reopened

The new splash pad at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre in Pakuranga is open for the summer holidays.

The splash pad was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure due to safety concerns regarding the surface material.

Auckland Council’s Head of Active Recreation Rob McGee says improvements have been made to the surface to ensure the splash pad is safe and provides a splashing good time for everyone.

“The decision to temporarily close the splash pad was based on observations of some behaviour relating to the surface that we were not 100 per cent comfortable with and which also reflected some feedback we had received,” he says.

“We have since made some improvements to the surface and slip coefficient tests of the splash pad have shown the surface exceeds industry standards. So we are confident the slipping issue has been resolved.

“We know parents and children love using splash pads and would like to thank everyone for their patience while we resolved this issue as quickly as possible.”