There are proposals for a new splash park at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City.
The redevelopment of Stanborough Park north has moved closer as the Welwyn Hatfild Council’s cabinet approved outline proposals for a new purpose-built leisure facility.
Plans include a 'nautical-themed' splash park and play area, as well as sports pitches, courts and an outdoor gym.
The council will now prepare a planning application and it's hoped that the £2.2million facility will open in 2020.
Terry Mitchinson, executive member for leisure, culture and communications, said: “We’re very happy to be in a position now to share our early concepts and move forwards in delivering the splash park residents have wanted for so long.
“The proposals are designed by local people, for local people and I’m especially pleased to see activities suited to all ages – from the very young to teenagers, adults and older people.
“Our ideas will transform an already popular leisure location into something very special indeed, with family fun, nature and wellbeing at its heart.
“I’m very much looking forward to unveiling detailed designs next year.”
Leader of the council Tony Kingsbury said: “We’ve explored a number of different options and are confident this is the right way to deliver on our commitment for local people.
“Residents will have a wide range of activities to enjoy on their doorstep, all throughout the year, but I am particularly looking forward to seeing a busy and lively wet play facility at Stanborough Park again come the summer months.”