Wonderful water play in Walpole

Fun at Walpole's water play
Fun at Walpole’s water play

Ealing Council turned on the taps to Walpole Park’s water play fountains on the hottest day of the year, so far.

The new forest fountain play set includes two play operated pumps, a see-saw pump and a long handle pump, which activate five fountains, each with a different spray pattern at the top, making the water spray out in different directions.

The two different pumps offer different play experiences. The see-saw requires two children to operate. The long handle pump can be operated by one child or several children, depending on their strength and determination. The five masts create different types of water spray, creating various sizes of splash zone, giving both toddlers and children something to enjoy.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Walpole Park has been completely transformed, thanks to investment from the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund and it looks amazing. This weather is perfect for children to explore the new equipment while cooling down. The water zone and playgrounds will keep the kids busy for hours, while the adults relax in the beautiful park.”

The Forest Fountain scheme has been installed by Timberplay. The play set has been installed to complement the play and learning activities on offer in Walpole Park. The improvements costing £407,000 were all specifically designed for the park.

To find out what else is happening in Walpole Park this summer, visitwww.pitzhanger.org.uk/walpole-park and follow Ealing Council on Twitter for updates.