Ballarat spray park a cool place to play

DIP your toes into this – Ballarat’s first ever water spray park is open. 

Perfect for what is promised to be another scorching summer, the self-service water spray park at Midlands Reserve is set to cool plenty of people over the coming months, a perfect alternative since the closure of the Wendouree pool.

City of Ballarat mayor Joshua Morris said the park was a great form of aquatic fun. 

“We are expecting it to be hugely popular in that it’s a great way to cool down, it’s fun and it’s safe,” Cr Morris said. 

“It’s the modern-day equivalent of the sprinkler on the front lawn.”

The park features water cannons, fountains, high-pressure jets, and gentle play areas for younger children, while a waterfall is expected to open next week.

Environmentally friendly and safe, the water park re-circulates all used water and uses the same level of water treatment as an outdoor pool. 

Activated by a push-button, the water park is safe for all as there is never any resting water levels. 

The council will continue to develop the parkland area, bounded by Doveton, Landsborough, Armstrong and Walker streets, to feature barbecues and seating areas. 

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