Published: Friday, 24th May 2024

Younger visitors to St Nicholas Park will welcome the news that the paddling pool will reopen on 24 May just in time for the half-term holiday.

Although the popular facility requires renovation, following repair work including an anti-slip surface, Warwick District Council has authorised this season’s opening with the added advice for all pool users to wear aqua shoes for their comfort.

At the same time the Council is reminding local residents that the Victoria Park pool will remain closed this summer pending the commencement of a major upgrade and refurbishment. This will see the addition of new play features such as jets and fountains, improvements to the surrounds with benches and shaded areas, as well as essential repairs to the substructure and pipework.

Councillor Will Roberts, Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services said: “Our paddling pools are extremely important offering fun and excitement for thousands of local families and visitors to St Nicholas Park and Victoria Park every summer.

"To secure the long-term future of these facilities we need to undertake a substantial programme of works extending far beyond the regular repairs and maintenance which take place during the winter months.

"We are pleased that we have been able to reopen the St Nicholas Park pool again for this season but want to advise visitors that it will be busier than usual especially at peak times and during warmer weather.”

For further information on the paddling pool refurbishment and FAQs about the project, please visit our Warwick District paddling pool web page.

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