A brand new waterpark in Derbyshire is set to open later this month with the help of some of the UK’s top wakeboarders!
Spring Lakes Watersports centre, in Long Eaton, will make a splash when it finally opens to the public on Saturday August 17.
The seven-month project and £500,000 investment was the brainchild of Katie and Richard Hill, 40, of Mansfield.
The wakeboard enthusiasts bought the 133-acre former Trent Meadow site three years ago with hopes of building a haven for watersports and nature-lovers.
Over the past seven months, and with more than £500,000 of investment, the site of the flooded gravel pits has been transformed into a family-fun destination, after receiving unanimous approval from Erewash Borough Council.
They hope the park will draw visitors from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and be a centre of excellence, training future generations of enthusiasts.
The park has also already created 22 jobs, including three wakeboard coaches and 12 lifeguards.
Katie Hill said: “We have been full on, working around the clock and everything is ready for an action-packed grand opening at 10am on August 17.”
As part of the launch, crowds will see high-speed tricks and stunts from four top wakeboarders, including the UK three-times World Champion Nick Davies and a 14-year-old sports prodigy billed as ‘the future of wakeboarding’.
Eve Smith-Lang, a 2019 National Champion currently ranked World No.1 for her age, said she aims to inspire Spring Lakes youngsters to take up the sport.
Other visiting stars of the spray are brothers Jack and Alfie Constable, who are considered some of UK’s most creative and thrilling riders.
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