The official opening of a sparkling new wet play facility caused a splash on Wednesday – proving it was certainly worth the wait.
The belated unveiling of the splash pool at Langold Country Park on 13th August was met with excitement by children enjoying the summer holidays.
A Family Fun Day marked the opening, with Bassetlaw Council chairman and ward member for Langold, Coun Gill Freeman, attending.
“It was fantastic to see so many people come out and enjoy the opening of the new Splash Pool and Play Park, especially the many children who were extremely eager and excited to put the equipment through its paces,” Coun Freeman said.
“The anticipation for this play facility in Langold has been high, and while we’ve had to overcome a few obstacles along the way, I’m delighted that both Langold and Bassetlaw residents will be able to enjoy the play-park for the rest of the summer and the foreseeable future.”
There was also crazy golf, face painting, clip clop pony rides, trampolines, Mr Punch and Pogo the Clown at the opening.
Delays in the construction of the £375,000 water park initially forced the annual Langold Gala to be cancelled when contractors encountered technical problems.
Residents and youngsters were then dealt another blow when cruel thieves ransacked the site and stole equipment and tools costing in excess of £10,000 on Thursday 10th July.
This set-back caused the project to be put back by three weeks.
The play park has a nautical theme with a pirate ship as a focal point. It also feature a 45m splash pool, wet play zones, boulders, a splash slide and a water table.
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Coun Julie Leigh, said:“I was thrilled by the amount of people who turned out to be part of this event and be some of the first people to use this magnificent new facility.”
“There have been a number of people who have worked extremely hard to make the Splash Pool and Play Park a reality and both Coun Freeman and myself would like to thank them for providing what I’m sure will be a well-used and extremely popular new feature of Langold Country Park.”