Opening date for £230,000 Dorset water park

Artist's impression of new water park
Image caption Part of the funding for the pool came through a lottery grant

A £230,000 water park is set to be unveiled in Dorset after a successful campaign by residents.

The Splash park on Christchurch Quay will replace the old 1940s pool, which underwent a number of temporary repairs in recent years.

A partnership group was set up when it was suggested the pool may have to close.

The new park, with a paddling area, water sprays and landscaping, will be officially opened on 3 August.

Christchurch council provided £100,000 with the rest coming from a lottery grant.

The campaign included a Facebook group which has attracted more than 300 members.

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