Water park makes a splash down

Published Friday, 29th April 2016

Mayor Carbone and councillors at the water park site.

Construction is now under way at Fairfield City Council’s much anticipated Water Park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.

The park will feature the Stingray surfing/skim boarding half pipe ride, giant slides and an adventure aqua tower.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said, weather permitting, the Water Park is expected to be completed in time for summer 2016/17.

“Components of the giant slides and adventure aqua tower have arrived and the assembly of those elements has begun, while installation of the Stingray surfing/skim boarding half pipe will start in June,” said Mayor Carbone.

“Construction of the final element of our Water Park, the mums and bubs pool area, is scheduled to commence in early May. This element is well shaded and designed for toddlers and babies, allowing parents to interact with their children in a safe yet fun water environment.

“Backyards across the country are getting smaller and in recognition of this Council has created the Water Park as an affordable space where families and people of all ages and ability can come together, get active and get healthy.

“The themed adventure aqua tower will be more than 12 metres high and is six times the size of the existing Aqua Play Water Park at Fairfield Leisure Centre. It features 6 water slides of varying designs, a giant tipping bucket, smaller tipping buckets and water canons. There will be approximately 79 fun-filled features of this amazing adventure land all surrounded by protective soft fall. It will be able to cater for approximately 200 children.

“There will also be three giant slides at 10 metres high, with the longest running for 83 metres. They include a tunnel freefall slide for thrill seekers, a twisting tunnel slide and an open slower slide.

“The stingray surfing/skim boarding half pipe ride is the first of its kind in Australia and allows Fairfield residents the opportunity to learn to surf without the hassle of travelling to the coast or visiting more expensive providers.

“Upon completion Fairfield City will hold some of the best family facilities in all of South West Sydney. There will be no need for anyone to travel elsewhere for a great family day out,” Mayor Carbone said.

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Media enquiries: Roxanne Martinenko, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au