Coronation Park’s 84-year-old paddling pool will be replaced with a £750,000 water play zone for children, if plans are approved.
First opened in 1937, the current paddling pool has been closed for some time because it is no longer watertight.
The Government is now planning to use three-quarters-of-a-million from the Fiscal Stimulus Fund to create a new water play area featuring a shallow paddling pool, fountain, sprinklers, tipper bucket and water cannons, so that children of all ages can play.
Based on around 1,000 responses to a consultation, including 233 children, the design will incorporate materials that complement the park’s natural surroundings.
Pictured: The current paddling pool dates back to the 1930s.
If the planning application, which was submitted this week, gets the green light, construction could begin as early as this autumn.
“I am delighted with the level of response to the Coronation Park Water Play consultation. The ideas and feedback have been considered to create a wonderful design,” said Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis.
“It is particularly appropriate that our plans are published in the week leading up to Jersey Children’s Day (3 July), and as a government we must continue to ensure there are high quality areas for the island’s children to relax, play and enjoy themselves, particularly outdoors."
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