Kapiti Mayor K Gurunathan and Napier McFedrie officially open the new splash pad at the Otaki Pool.
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Over 100 locals turned out in perfect summer weather tonight for the official opening of the new water-play splash pad at the Otaki Pool.
Kapiti Mayor Gurunathan cut the ribbon along with Napier McFedrie, who was instrumental in getting the original Otaki pool up and running.
Otaki Community Board Chair Chris Papps says the new splash pad is fabulous and once the ribbon was cut the fun started. She says there were plenty of local kids ready to enjoy the new amenity.
Ms Papps says the $5.4million redevelopment of the Otaki Pool in Harurtai Park is a now a facility to rival the Aquatic Centre.
She says the community is grateful to former Otaki councillors such as Penny Gaylor who fought at the time to promote the pool. Also attending were current Otaki Cr James Cootes, Cr Janet Holborow and Cr Angela Buswell.
Ms Papps says the pool is officially open to the public from 10am today (Friday) and Saturday is an open day and entry is free all day.