Residents soak up atmosphere at Aquatopia opening
Published Monday, 12th December 2016
Hundreds of families headed to Fairfield City’s newest family attraction on Saturday as the Aquatopia water park was officially opened.
The smiles and sounds of laughter of those who were first to experience the water park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre were testimony to the success and popularity of the project.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone threw caution to the wind and was the first to use one of the 10m slides – in suit and tie! The Mayor challenged Councillors who were present to join him and Crs Dai Le and Anita Kazi also took to the slides in street wear.
Families who attended the opening day extravaganza were treated to live music and a free barbecue as well as the chance to interact with magical mermaids, cheeky seagulls and burly life guards. The carnival atmosphere included fun water blaster encounters, beach ball battles and inflatable amusement rides.
Mayor Carbone thanked all those involved in building Aquatopia.
“This truly was a combined effort,” he said. “It was an effort between Council, the community, the builders, and Council staff.
“This water park was built because, after the elections of 2012, Council identified a clear intention to provide facilities in our City for families. This philosophy is about bringing the community together under three important ingredients – it’s about families, affordability and bringing mum and dad together with their kids.
“Our City is the premier place in south-west Sydney when it comes to affordable activities for families.”
Aquatopia features thrilling 10m high giant slides, the Adventure Aqua Tower (with 79 unique and amazing elements) and the interactive babies’ pool.
Families will be able to enjoy Fairfield’s newest attraction every day of the school holidays and every weekend in summer between 10.30am until 5pm. Prices start at $14 for individuals, with a family pass for $45 for two adults and two children for Fairfield City residents.
“Spending time with family is important. We want families to come together to enjoy the experience in an affordable setting and that is why on selected days Aquatopia’s family pass will enable an unlimited number of children after 5pm for only $30,” Mayor Carbone said.
A final element of the park, the Stingray surf ride, will open in the new year, enabling families to learn to surf without having to travel to the coast.
Mayor Carbone said Council was committed to continuing to make Fairfield City a great place to live and to providing infrastructure and facilities for the community.
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