Splash pad in Pakuranga reopened

Publish Date : 18 Dec 2017
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.”

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The features

The splash pad has been delivered through a strategic partnership between Auckland Council and ANZ. It is built within the current Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre grounds and offers an array of play features, including fountains, mist sprayers and elevated structures.

There is also a landscaped picnic area, which is perfect for families to come together and relax.

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Opening hours

18-23 December 2017


24 December 2017    


25 December 2017


26 December 2017    


27-30 December 2017


31 December 2017


1-2 January 2018 


3 January 2018 onwards

Normal hours 9am-5.30pm daily

Please note hours will be changeable over the holiday period. For more information, contact the Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre team on 09 535 5502.        

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