LIVERPOOL legend Jamie Carragher and world champion boxer Natasha Jonas officially opened the new summer season at the Watersports Centre in Queen’s Dock.
The pair unveiled a new inflatable £32,000 adventure attraction on behalf of Local Solutions, the charity who run the centre.
The aqua park boasts 12 pieces of equipment, including a catapult swing, water trampolines, slides, monkey bars, a spinning rocket and big slides plus a see-saw and various climbing apparatus.
Carragher and Jonas were joined by celebrity chef Ellis Barrie and former boxer Paul Smith on the day as confetti cannons were set off and members of the Local Solutions senior leadership team and trustee board explained to guests why the Liverpool Watersports Centre was such an important part of their portfolio.
The new visitor attraction will be open throughout the summer months with money from ticket sales invested back into Local Solutions for their charitable work across the Liverpool City Region and North Wales to continue.
Meanwhile, Local Solutions also unveiled a raft of new water sport activities including a wheelyboat service for wheelchair users.
Chief executive Tom Harrison said: “We are passionate about using the centre to make watersports accessible for all and our brand new adventure attraction in Queen’s Dock is part of that aim. We’re looking forward to welcoming people and families throughout the summer season to the Watersports Centre and re-investing some of the money raised from ticket sales back into funding the life-changing work we do.
“Last year we welcomed almost 20,000 people to the centre, our vision is to attract even more.
“One of our goals is to make sure we are really reaching out and ensuring diversity and inclusivity across all of our services. Watersports is a great way of doing that.”
Tickets for the aqua park cost £10 and for booking, plus for more details about any of the other activities Local Solutions offer at the Liverpool Watersports Centre, please visit their website: www.liverpoolwatersports.org.uk.