Upgrade for popular water park in time for school holidays and summer

The popular Springfield Water Park at Robelle Domain parklands is being spruced up in time for the next school holidays and summer.

Ipswich City Council is installing a new, longer-lasting product underfoot to make it safer for users.

The area highlighted below will be closed to the public from 2-20 September 2019 to allow for replacement of the existing rubber surface.

General Manager of Infrastructure and Environment Charlie Dill said minor disruptions are expected during this time to allow for the maintenance works to be completed.

“As this project benefits the community we appreciate your patience while works are carried out,” he said.

The project involves the replacement of the existing rubber surface, which is lifting and also has poor drainage qualities, with a new Australian-made product.

The rubber under the tipping bucket and domed water play will be removed and replaced with the new, impact-absorbing material which helps protect children from slipping and falling.

The product also has a strong resistance to UV and chlorine.

The plan is to fully fence off the entire area while works are carried out. The works are estimated to take around two weeks to complete, with the intent for all works to be completed prior to the September school holidays.

“These works will improve the performance of the existing rubber soft fall, will provide better drainage and reduce ongoing maintenance,” Mr Dill said.

It is believed to be the first application of this product at a council water park in Australia.  Previous applications have been at play grounds, sports fields and on top of high rise buildings.

Springfield Water Park attracts thousands of visitors every weekend over summer. It has been designed with family fun and fitness in mind and built around multiple levels. It includes water play and activity areas for all members of the family.

The free-standing aqua activity area includes jet sprays and a tipping water bucket and is free for people to enjoy.

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