Bishop's Park Splash Pool Back in Action

Faulty water jet system has now been repaired

The splash pool in Bishop's Park
The splash pool in Bishop's Park

The splash pad in Bishops Park has re-opened after complex repair works to fix issues with its water jet system.

Located in the middle of the park between the lake and the skate bowl, it is open from 10am to 6pm every day.

The water feature has an intriguing history. When the lake in the park was built around 1900, it was designed as an urban beach called ‘Margate Sands’. This incorporated a paddling pool on the south-eastern side of the lake and sand brought from the Kent and Essex coast.

Margate Sands is now re-imagined as a large splash pad with three sets of water jets and the long sandy beach.

Bishops Park was created in 1893 from land around Fulham Palace – a green space right next to the River Thames. The park is a Grade II-listed site, protected by English Heritage on the register of parks and gardens of special historic interest.

The Ravenscourt Park paddling pool in Hammersmith has also re-opened after long-running repair works to its filtration system.

Due to its popularity, only 30 children per session are allowed in the pool for safety reasons and to maintain water quality. All bathers must be under eight years old.

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August 22, 2022