Splash Park in Benalla Gardens

By Simon Ruppert

A splash park could be constructed at the south east corner of the Benalla Botanical Gardens near the Rocket Park in the coming months.

Heritage Victoria is assessing the Benalla Botanical Gardens location and is calling for community input.

Mayor Danny Claridge said a splash park for Benalla would be a great community asset.

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“The splash park will provide relief from our hot weather for both residents and visitors,” Cr Claridge said.

“We are very much looking forward to providing this free community facility, which will be a real asset to our town.”

The council assessed five potential splash park locations, with the Botanical Gardens being preferred based on the impact of the flood zone, high-site visibility, easy car parking, meeting development requirements and having existing amenities.

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The splash park will include a significant amount of water play equipment, a new plant-room, pipework and services connection, shade structures and landscaping.

The Splash Park project funding has been made possible by State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and the Victorian Government.