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.
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“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…
“This is exactly our vision and what we wanted when we decided to build a splash park. We wanted a place of joy.”
See how the small, rural community of Clearwater, British Columbia turns their splash pad dream to reality with the help of recreation experts RecTec Industries.
From the gentle flowing water of a stream to the exhilarating splashes of a dumping bucket, aquatic environments are packed with diverse opportunities for play and discovery. This video guide by our team at RecTec Industries Inc. maps out the cognitive and sensory benefits of aquatic play for all ages and abilities.