Cash is splashed on Morecambe’s water park

POPULAR: Happy Mount Park in Morecambe

POPULAR: Happy Mount Park in Morecambe

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Thousands of pounds has been spent injecting a splash of life into a popular park’s water features.

The Splash Park in Morecambe’s Happy Mount Park is one of the biggest in the area and attracted 150,309 visitors last year.

“It will only be in operation on the busiest days and when there’s an unprecedented demand which could exceed capacity.

Mark Davies

Nearly £70,000 has been spent on fully resurfacing the area and footpaths throughout the park to improve access for the new season.

The park, which opened on May 1, allows visitors to cool down with features including the aqua arch, water fences, interactive water jets, sprays and cannons.

A new admission policy is being introduced to ensure as many people as possible can comfortably use the facility.

Mark Davies, chief officer for environment, said: “The new admissions policy is designed to give as many people as possible the opportunity to use the facility in comfort.

“It will only be in operation on the busiest days and when there’s an unprecedented demand which could exceed capacity.”

The maximum capacity for the facility will be 500 and a two hour time limit will be in effect.

Shelagh Brown, from the Friends of Happy Mount Park group, said: “I think it is lovely, the finished result, it looks nice and tidy and clean.

“I think it is a good idea to limit the numbers, I worry about health and safety, anybody could collapse and you wouldn’t know.”

For more information about Happy Mount Park, visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark.