Marine Lake to get water sports park

ADV, the company that runs a floating water park at Liverpool’s Albert Dock, has been given the green light for plans for a similar scheme at the lake off Marine Promenade in New Brighton. 

Wirral Council voted unanimously to approve the plans, which feature a floating obstacle course and wake park, at Marine Park in Wallasey. 

The so-called Aqua Chimp obstacle course, which will be anchored to the lakebed, is made of steel and rope and will float on the surface of the lake.  

The wake park, meanwhile, will be made up of two metal poles positioned 200 metres apart at opposite ends of the nine-acre lake, with a cable running between them. 

Participants hold on to a rope attached to the overhead cable, and are pulled along on a board. 

The rest of the lake will be given over to water sports including paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing and swimming. 

Pedaloes and mini electric boats will also be for hire at the lake, under the plans. 

Wilmslow-based Fob Design is the architect for the park, which will operate seasonally from March to October. 

ADV also wants to make improvements to the lake’s existing reception and changing facilities. 

Under a deal struck last year, the copmany, which also has water parks in Dundee in Scotland and Delamere in Cheshire, agreed to lease the lake from the council from the start of next year. 

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The Aqua Chimp rope course will be anchored to the lakebed

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