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Making a Splash, Stoke Park Paddling Pool Re-opens

Published on: 28 May, 2022
Updated on: 28 May, 2022

Stoke Park Paddling Pool Photo Ben Darnton

The paddling pool in Stoke Park gardens has been re-opened. GBC made the announcement this week following essential resurfacing of the pool during the closed months to be ready for the summer.

See: Stoke Park Paddling Pool to Close for Resurfacing

The footpaths around the paddling pool and boating lake, and the entrance nearest the skatepark, can also be used.

Cllr James Steel

Lead councillor for Environment, James Steel (Lib Dem Westborough), said: “It’s fantastic that the paddling pool returns for the warmer, summer months. It is a popular, free activity for families in Guildford.

“Thank you for your patience while we installed a new fibreglass surface in the paddling pool. This surface will help the filters work efficiently and save water and the amount of chemicals used.

“The new surface features multicoloured aquatic creatures and the water jets, but will feel firmer than the previous surface. It is still important to take care to avoid slipping in this exciting environment.”

The paddling pool is free to use. Swim nappies are available to buy at the visitor point.

A council spokes person said: “There are lots of things to see and do in Stoke Park. The children’s playground has a helter-skelter and the much-loved Stoke Park crocodile statue. You’ll also find adult and junior swings, multi-play units and a seesaw. We also have a skate park which is free to use.

“If you are feeling peckish during your visit, there are two kiosks serving a range of refreshing food, drinks, and ice cream.

“Click here tp visit the website and find out more about the activities available in Stoke Park our largest and most popular Green Flag award-winning park.”

The Green Flag award recognises well-managed parks and green spaces.

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Responses to Making a Splash, Stoke Park Paddling Pool Re-opens

  1. Matthew Earle Reply

    June 13, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    It’s June 13 2022 now and it’s still closed?

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