Ashbourne and Rutland Park, Bakewell Splashpads

Ashbourne Park - Before Renovation

Before Renovation

Ashbourne Park Splashpad - Completed

Completed – Ashbourne Park Splashpad

Rutland Park Bakewell - Before Renovation

Before Renovation

Rutland Park Bakewell Splashpad - Completed

Completed- Rutland Park Splashpad

Ashbourne Park, Ashbourne and Rutland Park, Bakewell

Derbyshire Dales District Council


100 sqm and 80 sqm

To replace two existing paddling pools, now in need of refurbishment, with a zero depth mains throughput Splashpad.

In both parks the play areas – dry and wet – were in need of revitalisation and the new waterplay facilities formed part of these works. At Ashbourne the Splashpad layout was extended to the perimeter wall and a mixture of ground jets and above ground features were installed. Similarly at Rutland Park the waterplay area was increased and a mixture of jets fitted. In both locations a mains ‘once used’ system was installed; a low maintenance system with the addition of a grey water system to capture the used water for re-use throughout the park and surrounding area. To aid this a remote bowser take off point was also provided with easy access. The Client was keen to utilise the existing plantrooms at each park as they were in keeping with their surrounds therefore both systems were design to fit within the layout. Ustigate were pleased to take part in the public consultation offered at both parks which insured that the people of Ashbourne and Bakewell received the play facilities they hoped for and which have subsequently been a great success.

Annual maintenance to commission and decommission the splashpads was undertaken by Ustigate for the first 3 years but now the Client undertakes this task themselves. We offer a backup service when required.