The wait is over and the much anticipated Ferny Grove Aqua Park opened to the public on the 1st December just in time for the school holidays.
As reported in the April edition of The Hills Echo, Brisbane City Council revealed the first designs for this brand new kids’ aqua park located at the Keperra Picnic Grounds, corner of Upper Kedron Road and Samford Road and sitting next to the existing playground. Construction then commenced in early July.
This new facility provides an interactive water play environment that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. In addition, the aqua park will be open year round and free for all to enjoy.
Key features of the park include:
• A level splash pad area which provides access for all.
• Elevated water play elements including discharge bucket,
small tipping buckets, spray tunnel, water cannons, and
overhead spray feature.
• 24 ground elements including arch sprays, stream jets,
bubblers, misting ground sprayers and themed sprayers.
• An interactive water table that provides wheelchair access
as well as toddler play.
• Tiered seating walls with new shade trees for viewing of
water play area.
• Additional picnic facilities with electric BBQ.
• Accessible pathways to provide access from carpark to
water play, picnic facilities and amenities building.
To accommodate the forecasted popularity of this facility, reconfigured car parking including additional carpark spaces and mini-bus carparks have been included in the design.
This park is set to be a hit with locals as Aqua Parks have become increasingly popular over the past few years. During the 2018 peak summer period (September to January), Brisbane City Council’s 22 pools welcomed nearly 1.6 million people which is an increase of 17 percent on the 2017 peak summer period.
So why not head down with the family this summer and enjoy this vibrant recreational hub that is right on our doorstep.
More information can be found at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au