Work to provide a new splash pad for Nairn will begin on 30 March 2020.
The splash pad will be located on the site of the existing paddling pool on the Nairn Links however it will provide a facility that is more accessible and can be open and enjoyed by children and adults for a longer period throughout the year.
The splash pad is a jointly funded project between Team Hamish/NICE, Nairn Common Good and Highland Council and is the result of extensive engagement with the community in Nairn.
One recommendation of the Nairn Links Development Plan, this project is seen as phase 1 of the overall plan for the Nairn links area.
Cllr Tom Heggie, Chair of the Nairn and Nairnshire committee said:
“I am delighted that work on this new facility is beginning.
“This will be the first one of its kind in Highland and will be a fantastic development for the community.”
Sam Hey of Team Hamish said:
“Susan and I are really excited about the prospect of this work finally starting.
“We have planned for this over a long period of time and want to thank everyone who contributed to the Team Hamish fund who have made this happen.”
Contractor Ustigate will begin on site at the end of March with the works expected to be completed and in use by the end of July.
Ustigate are an experienced provider of water play facilities and have installed more than 100 across the country.
Information boards providing visuals and further details of the works will be available for viewing in Nairn Community Centre from the week beginning 23 March 2020.
Updates on progress on the work will also be posted here.
The works will be project-managed by the Council’s Property Service.