Hundreds of kids enjoy Elderslie splash park opening: pictures

Thousands of Camdenites flocked to Elderslie on Saturday for the highly-anticipated opening of the region’s first water play park.

The $2.4 million Curry Reserve Water Play Space opened on Saturday and Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves praised the success of the event.

“The official opening was a great success with children enjoying the new facility along with jumping castles and giant garden games on offer on the day,” he said.

“It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces enjoying the opening and celebrating the start of summer at our first ever water play park.

“I hope the entire community enjoys the new space – which will be open from September through to April – and that it becomes a place for fun and family time.”

The water park opening was one of Camden Council’s three major projects for 2018. The other two projects were the Harrington Park Youth Play Space and Sedgewick Reserve Youth Play Space, both of which were opened earlier this year.

The council planned on constructing brand new toilet and amenities facilities in time for the opening, but the discovery of historical artifacts at the site prevented this from taking place.

However, the existing amenities block will remain in use until the new block is constructed.

The council will start works in autumn 2019, to reduce the potential impact of dust, noise and traffic on park users during the busy summer period.

The new amenities will include wheelchair accessible change facilities, a waterproof wheelchair and change rooms.