VIDEO: Parque Ribera Bio Bio Splash Pad

Long awaited by the municipality of Chiguayante in south Chile, this park space was designed to recover abandoned grounds next to the historic river Bio Bio. The splash pad is the first part of a larger project to connect the surrounding neighbours with the river, and at the same time provide a safe and exciting environment for kids to play.

Playground experts Urbanplay Chile worked with Waterplay to select a combination of tall sprays, buckets and ground sprays to engage kids of all ages while also accommodating users with different capabilities. Bright colours create a fun, cheerful and welcoming space for the local community. The splash pad represents the first phase of a 17.000 square metre initiative that will include playgrounds, sports facilities, landscaping areas and other services.

Spray Parks Key in 2016 Aquatic Trends

“Spray parks have made a big splash as a common replacement for aging swimming pools, particularly because they still provide the community with aquatic experiences without the high operating costs of traditional pools.” NRPA’s Dec 2016 Aquatic Trends article by George Deines, highlights the rising popularity of spray parks alongside the growth of aquatic centers and…