Aotea Lagoon Splash Pad
Porirua’s new splash pad designed for fun
The fun will be wet and wild at Aotea Lagoon’s new splash pad when it opens in 2017 (illustrated below).
Making the biggest splash will be a massive 6m high water bucket dumper called the supersplash.
Detailed plans have been unveiled for the 250m2 splash pad that will replace the duck pond near the adventure playground and public toilets at Aotea Lagoon.
The $880,000 splash pad will feature three bays aimed at toddlers, families and teens and the water features will work in random patterns to keep the fun flowing. The water will be treated and recirculated.
The toddler bay will include low-level water jellies, misters, sprays and a water bug they can sit underneath, surrounded by a curtain of water.
The family bay will include jets of water in a variety of shapes and sizes, a rainbow series of curved poles that shoot out misty water, and a rainforest that will pour water from three tall leafy structures.
The teen bay will have spray cannons, in-ground water jets and the massive supersplash dumper bucket.
Landscaping around the splash pad will create a grassed picnic lawn with extra seating, with an embankment built on the southern and eastern sides to provide wind shelter.
Construction is expected to start in March 2017, once resource consent has been granted, and is expected to take about 12 weeks.