THE POPULAR Splashpad at Gheluvelt Park will not open until May after a routine pre-opening inspection of the attraction found damage to one of the water tanks.
The Worcester attraction is now cordoned off as underground repair works begin to repair the damage to ensure it can be reopened in time for the summer months.
Worcester City Council chiefs have said it is ‘unlikely’ the Splashpad will be operational again before May, but a definite opening date will not be given until closer to the end of the repair works.
More extensive repairs may also be needed after the summer season when the attraction is closed for the winter.
David Sutton, the city council’s service manager for a clean, green and safe city, said: “We were planning to have the Splashpad open, weather permitting, for the Easter break but routine checks have revealed the need for repairs to be carried out.
“We will have things up and running as soon as possible.
“We know how much residents and visitors love the Splashpad so I want to apologise to anyone who is disappointed by this news.
“This repair work is essential to ensure the Splashpad can be opened for the summer, when I’m sure it will be as popular as ever with Worcester families and visitors.”