Following its much-awaited opening just in time for summer, locals are now urging the Council to increase parking at Ferny Grove Aqua Park.
Ferny Grove Aqua Park is North-West’s first free and fully accessible aquatic playground. Located at Keperra Picnic Grounds, the new $1.5million aqua park has been a hit to the locals. It features new facilities that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
The newly opened aqua park includes tipping buckets, water cannons, stream jets, water table, and level splash pad. Family time can also be more enjoyable as picnic facilities and electric barbecues are also available.
Petition for Increased Parking
Ferny Grove Aqua Park has been attracting a lot of visitors, so much that its parking space has been found to be woefully inadequate. In fact, Pamela Rose-Holt, a resident from Upper Kedron has launched an online petition asking for the construction of additional parking with special attention to additional disability parking.
The petition emphasizes that Ferny Grove Aqua Park does not have sufficient parking. Currently, the aqua park has 21 car spaces, two mini-bus parks, and one disability parking bay.
As stated in the petition, “this issue was raised with Council by many in the local area during planning with no modifications to the original plan. Besides accessibility safety issues are of great concern.”
Mrs Rose-Holt’s petition also cited that people are parking along Upper Kedron Road. They then walk or cross the road to gain access. “This puts patrons at risk of motor vehicle collisions and injury.”
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With the active promotion of the aqua park plus the increase in temperature, Ferny Grove Aqua Park will certainly be more popular amongst families. Because of this, the current parking condition might still get worse in the facility.
Local residents seem to agree with Mrs Rose-Holt’s concern as the petition has now gathered more than 240 signatures. The online petition will be closing on Saturday, 19 January 2019.
“We would like to thank BCC for this wonderful facility and with better parking see more people safely access the Aqua Park,” Mrs Rose-Holt’s petition says.