Splash into Spring at the Coast’s new Water Play Park

A state-of-the-art Water Play Park at the Peninsula Leisure Centre (PLC) has been completed in time for Spring and the school holidays.

The $1million interactive water-based play and education space is expected to attract locals and tourists.

Central Coast Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said the community-driven project has resulted in the ideal use for the outdoor space at PLC.

“This fantastic new amenity is sure to be very popular with the young and the young at heart,” Ms Vaughan said.

“The nautical themed Water Play Park can be enjoyed upon entry to the PLC, it combines water-based play and education and has an accessible design to be enjoyed by all community members.”

Features of the Water Play Park include a tipping bucket, interactive (cause and effect) elements, shade sail, in-built filtration system and zero depth (for safety and accessibility).

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new play park was funded by the NSW Government with $850,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund as well as over $200,000 from Council.

“I want to congratulate the Council staff that have undertaken this million-dollar upgrade at the Peninsula Leisure Centre,” Mr Crouch said.

“The PLC is one of Central Coast Council’s most highly-utilised assets, and thanks to the opening of this new Water Play Park, it’s becoming an even better facility for locals to enjoy.”

Mayor Lisa Matthews said the collaboration between local and state government had delivered another fantastic facility for the Central Coast community.

“There is so much to love about this project – an accessible design that creates a space for fun, physical activity and education,” Mayor Matthews said.

“This is one of many projects Council is delivering this year with the State Government, while adhering to important COVID-19 requirements.”

The Water Play Park is now open to the public. Due to COVID-19 restrictions bookings will be essential and will be made at time of entry with payment. Sessions will be limited to 50 – please see conditions of entry for further information.

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