Thousands spent on Happy Mount’s splash park

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Thousands has been spent on one of the resort’s most popular parks as it opens this summer.

The Splash Park in Morecambe’s Happy Mount Park is one of the biggest in the region and attracted 150,309 visitors last year.

Nearly £70,000 has been spent on fully resurfacing the area and footpaths throughout the park to improve access for the new season.

The park, which opened on May 1, allows visitors to cool down with features including the aqua arch, water fences, interactive water jets, sprays and cannons.

A new admission policy is being introduced to ensure as many people as possible can comfortably use the facility.

Mark Davies, chief officer (environment), said: “The new admissions policy is designed to give as many people as possible the opportunity to use the facility in comfort.

“It will only be in operation on the busiest days and when there’s an unprecedented demand which could exceed capacity.”

The maximum capacity for the facility will be 500 and a two hour time limit will be in effect.

Shelagh Brown, from the Friends of Happy Mount Park group, said: “I think it is lovely, the finished result, it looks nice and tidy and clean.

“I think it is a good idea to limit the numbers, I worry about health and safety, anybody could collapse and you wouldn’t know.”

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