Work has begun on a new aquatic play attraction for Noble’s Park.
Douglas Borough Council has invested £188,000 in a 144 square metre interactive waterplay installation with 14 spray and ‘soaker’ features.
Regeneration and Community Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘This will be an exciting and innovative play feature for Noble’s Park; a leisure amenity offering fun and discovery that’s accessible to all ages and abilities.
‘Also due to open this summer is a new £195,000 skate park. Together these two new attractions will draw visitors to Douglas from all over the Island to Noble’s Park, maintained to such a high standard year-round thanks to the hard work of our Parks Service team.
‘These initiatives are also the latest demonstration by the Council of our commitment to invest in the community, as set out in the corporate plan which pledges “to develop Douglas’s reputation as a destination and increase the range of tourism attractions.”’
Ahead of the aquatic play park’s opening on Friday May 4, Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Debbie Pitts JP, exchanged the mayoral car for an excavator to preside over a ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony with Councillor Stephen Pitts, Council officials and representatives from Midlands-based suppliers Waterplay Solutions Limited.