Markeaton Park Paddling Pool will return this summer

Markeaton Park Paddling Pool

Tue 13 Jul 2021

One of the most loved facilities at Markeaton Park, the paddling pool at Mundy Play Centre will reopen to the public from 10.30am on Fri 23 Jul.

Before opening, the pool itself will undergo some routine maintenance such as jet washing and cleaning and any repairs that are needed. All this ensures the pool is at its best when visitors return.

The paddling pool will be open daily from 10.30am – 4.00pm until Sun 5 Sep.

During opening hours, Park Rangers will be checking and monitoring the pool and water quality every hour to make sure the water stays safe. However, if high volumes of visitors begin to impact the quality of the water, temporary fencing may be used to limit the number of people using the pool until the water quality can be restored. Council colleagues will also be on hand each day to supervise the pool.

The grassed area around the paddling pool will also be available to use as well as other attractions in Markeaton Park including:

  • Mundy Play Centre
  • The Orangery Café
  • Mini golf
  • Superhero Trails
  • Love Exploring
  • And all the beautiful walks and gardens

Find out more about what’s on offer at Markeaton Park.

The Splash Pad in Chaddesden Park will also reopen to visitors on Sat 24 Jul and will be open daily between 12noon and 5.00pm until Sun 5 Sep. Similarly, to the Paddling Pool, user numbers may need to be managed during busy periods, again to ensure safety and water quality.   

Councillor Jerry Pearce, Cabinet Member for Streetpride commented:

“We’re thrilled to announced that water play facilities in Markeaton and Chaddesden park will be able to safely reopen to families in time for the summer holidays.

"Our teams are working hard to make sure processes are in place so that these areas are clean and safe for anyone visiting.

"Although legal restrictions are due to end on Mon 19 Jul, we’d still encourage families to observe considerate behaviours such as keeping their distance from people they don’t normally have contact with as well as regular handwashing.”

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should not visit parks or the facilities in them. They should self-isolate with their household and book a PCR test at a local testing centre or request a postal PCR test kit online or by calling 119.