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Work to replace splash park with ‘Belvedere Beach’ gets underway - but closures are coming

PUBLISHED: 14:43 30 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:43 30 March 2017

Formerly Belvedere Splash Park, the site should reopen as Belvedere Beach in the summer

Formerly Belvedere Splash Park, the site should reopen as Belvedere Beach in the summer

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The park will close next month

Work to breathe new life into the former site of Belvedere splash park started this week.

Formerly a summer haven, the splash park was well-loved by residents, but was closed over environmental fears in 2014.

In February, hopes of new investors coming in and cleaning up the splash park dried up.

Instead the council announced new plans last year, for an all-year-round park.

Belvedere Beach Playground will offer a range of fully inclusive equipment, including sensory and educational play areas, as well as an interactive water play area.

Work to create the playground got underway this week, restricting part of the site to visitors.

From April 18, the park will completely close for works until it reopens in the summer.

Cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, Peter Craske said: “It’s great to see work starting on this exciting new project for Belvedere. The new park will provide a year round play facility that will cater for all children. We took our time choosing this design and it promises to be something we won’t have seen before in the borough.”

The new ‘Belvedere Beach’ park has been made possible thanks to funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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