Published: Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Oxford City Council has secured a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation to replace the splash park at Hinksey Park.

FCC Communities Foundation, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, recently announced the funding.

As well as a new seasonal splash play area, the facility will include a ‘learn and play’ balance bike and scooter track for younger children. This dual function will allow the facility to continue offering play opportunities during the colder months when the splash is not in use.

The ‘Little Wheels’ balance and scooter track will open as soon as it is completed, which is expected to be autumn 2024. The new splash park will be ready for the start of spring 2025 season.

The new facility will remain free for users.

The new splash park is expected to cost £330,000, with Oxford City Council investing the remaining funds.

This is an exciting and ambitious project, and we are delighted to be supporting the council to bring it to fruition. The level of community support for the project was high and I hope they enjoy using the new facility for many years to come.’

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Grant Manager

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