Horsham Nature and Water Play Park
Horsham Rural City Council has 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:
- Sport and Recreation Victoria Stimulus program $2,100,000
- Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program $350,000
Located at Horsham’s riverfront precinct near the Rowing Club, the park will be free and accessible for all ages and capabilities, all year round.
The Nature and Water Play Park will include 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 will also be 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 scheduled to commence in November 2021 and will take approximately 12 months to complete.
Nature and Water Play Park Design