Horsham Rural City Council secured $2.45 million from State and Federal Governments to fully fund the region’s first Nature and Water Play Park. This project is the second funded stage of the Riverfront Activation Project.
Funding provided for the project:
Located at Horsham’s riverfront precinct near the rowing club, the park is free and accessible for all ages and abilities, all year round.
The Nature and Water Play Park includes a gently flowing water course, manually operated hand pumps, systems of adjustable dams and weirs, spray heads and pop jets – suited to operation by children of all ages. There are also play elements that can be used all year without water flow, including small boulders for climbing, logs for balancing, stones for jumping along and sand pits.
The project is not a large aquatic splash park with bright plastic slides and other man-made elements. Our community told us through the engagement process that they wanted the Wimmera River’s natural beauty retained and the Nature and Water Play park will reflect this.
Construction of the new park is complete and is open for people to visit and to play.