The paddling pool in St Anne’s has finished its makeover, and now proudly boasts a brand new non-slip surface and a new ramp to make the pool more accessible for everyone. The non-slip rubber surface, similar to that at the St Anne’s Splash Park water play area, is designed to prevent skids and falls.
The St Anne’s Paddling Pool across from the Town Hall building was originally constructed as a boating pool in 1912. The Pool is situated next to the octagonal cast-iron bandstand, which is itself a Grade II listed building dating from around 1900. The specifications of the new scheme ensured that the works are in keeping with the style of these iconic examples of Fylde heritage.
Councillor Michael Sayward, Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee, said, ‘The St Anne’s paddling pool has delighted visitors for generations, and these new enhancements are designed both to preserve the existing architectural character and to keep people safe.’