St Albans’ Verulamium Park splash park to open after all
FEARS that youngsters will not be able to enjoy the popular splash park in Verulamium Park because of drought restrictions have been allayed after confirmation that it will reopen soon.
Following discussions between St Albans district council (SADC) and Veolia Water, the latter has confirmed the park can continue to operate as it uses recycled water and is thus not prohibited under current water restrictions.
Richard Shwe, SADC’s head of community services, said the council was aiming to open the splash park in the week beginning May 21.
He added: “This is slightly later than normal as we have been waiting to hear the outcome of our discussions with Veolia Water before proceeding to make the facility ready for use.
“We are fully aware of the popularity of the facility and will pull out all the stops to try and open it earlier, if possible.
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“We are also mindful of the current water restrictions and as a responsible council we have taken steps to reduce the number of hours that the splash park will be open to the public to help conserve water.”
The new hours are Monday to Friday, 1 - 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 5pm.
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The splash park has water fountains and spray jets for children aged 12 years and under.