Water Park construction at halfway mark

Published Friday, 10th June 2016

Construction of Fairfield City Council’s much-anticipated Water Park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre has hit the halfway mark and is on target for opening in time for summer 2016-17.

This exciting new project will feature a Stingray surfing/skim boarding half pipe ride, giant slides, the adventure aqua tower, cabanas for family picnics and a whole range of other fun water activities and accessories.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the giant slides and adventure aqua tower had been assembled and installation of the Stingray surfing/skim boarding half pipe would start soon.

“Construction of the final element of our Water Park, the mums and bubs pool area, has also started,” Mayor Carbone said. “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 is more than 12 metres high and is six times the size of the existing Aqua Play Water Park at Fairfield Leisure Centre. It features six water slides of varying designs, a giant tipping bucket, smaller tipping buckets and water cannons.

“There will be about 79 fun-filled features of this amazing adventure land all surrounded by protective soft fall. It will be able to cater for about 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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Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au