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Splash park for Lee due to open

17 July 2019


Local families and visitors will be enjoying a new splash park on Lee-on-the-Solent seafront from Saturday [20 July].


The splash park, by Beach Road car park, is part of a major revamp of seafront facilities in the area by Gosport Borough Council.


The new facility has lots of fun features for children. They can fire spray guns at each other, dodge water jets and tipping buckets, and run through arches of mist and a tunnel of water. There's plenty of space around the site for parents to sit and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine.


A new play area has also been created nearby for children of all ages. This includes swings, a roundabout, a climbing frame, a see-saw, a rocker and other equipment. Much of it is accessible for children with disabilities.


The splash park area also has changing rooms and family toilets. It will soon have facilities for seafront visitors with complex needs, in line with national Changing Places standards.


Cllr Graham Burgess, Chairman of the council's Community Board, said: "These are major improvements to the leisure facilities in Lee. The new splash park is bound to be a hit with local families and with visitors to our lovely seafront.


"It's a good site, with shelter from the wind and a layout that means parents can keep an eye on their children.


"It will also mean extra custom for shops and businesses in the town."


The new facilities were built after Lee-on-the-Solent's skate park was moved to the site of the former Pirates Cove play area, further along Marine Parade.


Some play equipment for smaller children has been kept at the old Pirates Cove site.