Splashpad opening hours exended
Great news – with temperatures soaring, the opening hours of the Splashpad at Gheluvelt Park are being extended to 6pm every day from today!
A Worcester City Council spokesman said: “When the sun is out there are few better ways to relax in Worcester than playing in the super-popular Splashpad in Gheluvelt Park. It’s normally only open to 6pm during the summer holidays, but with temperatures soaring we know children and families will enjoy the chance to have a splash at the end of the school day.”
Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War. It straddles Barbourne Brook and has two distinct areas – a formal park to the east, and an informal area managed for wildlife conservation to the west, next to the River Severn.
Pedestrian entrances on Barbourne Road, Lavender Road, Tower Road, Waterworks Road and Barbourne Lane. National Cycle Route 46 passes through the park from Waterworks Road to Tower Road. Disabled parking at the Pump House Environment Centre on Waterworks Road. Bus stop on Barbourne Road, ask for Gheluvelt Park.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be on a lead in the formal park east of Barbourne Brook, and are not allowed on the Splashpad. Please clean up after your dog using the bins provided.
- Formal Park: Open dawn till dusk
(from Barbourne Road to foot bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts)
- Riverside Conservation Park: Open 24 hrs
(from bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts to the Pump House Environment Centre)
The majority of paths are surfaced and wheelchair accessible, disabled parking and toilets available at the Pump House Environment Centre (open 10am – 5pm summer, 10am – 4pm winter)
There is free parking in Waterworks Road car park, disabled and cycle parking at the Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road.