Construction has started on a new splash zone for a Borehamwood park.

The splash park in Meadow Park will include a number of water features and will be the first of its kind in the town.

Hertsmere Borough Council says the zone will include 23 in-ground jets, from arching features to crawl under, to large columns of water to run or jump through.

There is also a Hula Spray, which forms a circular water jail, and a number of Hydro Blast’s including a fountain like spray in the centre which reaches 3.5 metres high.

The council is hoping the splash park will be ready this summer but an official opening date has not yet been set.

Cllr Seamus Quilty said: "I am delighted that work has started on the exciting new splash zone in Meadow Park, a key open space in the heart of Borehamwood. This addition, combined with the play spaces, creates a great place for families with children of all ages and abilities to get outside and have fun. Our aim is to establish a fun environment to encourage physical and social play.

"The splash zone has two distinct areas to allow different ages to play safely and have maximum fun. We are working hard to get this amazing facility open for the summer, but that is obviously dependent on a number of factors. We will keep you updated."

The plans form part of a wider ongoing £2 million development at Meadow Park. Phase one saw a toddler and activity play area completed along with a fitness zone and new bandstand.

The tennis, basketball, and multi-use games area courts were also resurfaced. A BMX track is planned along with a cafe with toilets.

Borehamwood Times: CGI of how the café could look. Credit: Hertsmere Borough Council CGI of how the café could look. Credit: Hertsmere Borough Council

There are also plans to expand Brook Road car park to 195 spaces, including 11 disabled bays, upgrade CCTV and improve the look of the entrance to the park from Brook Road.

The latest planning application for Meadow Park can be found on the council planning portal via reference 22/0746/FUL