Wychavon District Council

09/28/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2022 08:15

Work starts on Evesham’s new water play area

Work has started on a new £330,000 water play area in Evesham's Abbey Park.

The water play will include hydro blast jets, a water spider, a spray cannon, an archway with jets and a water curtain. There will also be tipper buckets, an accessible wavy bridge and a new seating area amongst other things.Work started earlier this month (September) and is set to be completed by summer 2023.

Wychavon's popular water play areas are coming to the end of their useful life and are in need of essential improvements and renovation.Plans to replace the water play areas in Droitwich Spa and Pershore are already in the pipeline.The plan is to complete work in Pershore by summer 2024 and in Droitwich Spa by summer 2025.

The Evesham water play area revamp is part of a new £630,000 investment programme in Wychavon's parks and green spaces recently approved by councillors. Other planned work includes a new play area for St Richards Open Space in Evesham, improvements to Lawley Way Play Area in Droitwich Spa and a series of upgrades to footpaths and resurfacing in various locations.

It follows on from recent investments including a new embankment slide in Lido Park in Droitwich Spa and the installation of table tennis tables in Workman Gardens.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Resident and Customer Services on Wychavon District Council, said: "It's fantastic to see work start on the new water play area in Evesham and another example of how we continue to invest in our award-winning parks because we know how much people value them."