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Stokey's Splash Pad set to open


Stoke Newington's new splash pad is opening on August 1.

Stoke Newington’s long-awaited splash pad is opening in Clissold Park on August 1.

Situated just opposite the goat enclosure in the former bowling green area, the splash pad features brightly-coloured tipping-buckets, water fountains and sprays. There’ll be little or no standing water (a move aimed at increasing safety).

It’s open from 11am till 6pm daily. Residents can book a free hour-long time slot. The facility is being run by Splash and Boats this summer and new accessible toilets and a café kiosk selling drinks, snacks and ice lollies have been constructed in the old bowling pavilion on site.

An artist's impression of the spash pad in Stoke Newington

Kate Revere, Co-Chair of Stoke Newington Business Association, said: “This is such a lovely addition to Clissold Park and we hope that, as well as being great for locals, it will help attract people to the area – providing a boost for businesses here. I’ve already booked our spot for my family to enjoy it.

“There’s such a lot on offer in Stoke Newington – a brilliant theatre, the beautiful Woodberry Wetlands, loads of independent shops and restaurants. We’d urge anyone visiting the splash pad to make a day of it and see all the area has to offer.”

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, said: “This new splash pad will be so much fun for families. We’ve worked hard - despite freight delays - to get it open as quickly as possible for everyone to enjoy."

The splash pad replaces a paddling pool in another part of the park which was said by the council to be beyond economical repair.

Among the other local public-space improvements underway are a £5m restoration project at Abney Park Cemetery.

To book a free session visit www.clissoldparksplashpad.co.uk