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Hull East Park Splash Boat Will Reopen This Summer After £250K Refurb

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Hull’s historic splash boat has returned to East Park following a £250,000 refurbishment.

The listed wicksteed splash boat is one of only three left in England and has been providing thrills to visitors for almost 100 years.

Specialist amusement ride contractors John H Rundle Limited have spent time carrying out detailed design and restoration to the boat, chute and boathouse.

Additional work has also taken place to fully automate the ride and install pumps to ensure continuous water flow in the basin.

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Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “To see the splash boat back home and looking better than ever is really satisfying.

“The ride is so special not just to the park, but to Hull, and it was vital that we invested in it for future generations.

“The work to automate the splash boat means we can hopefully have another 100 years of families enjoying this star attraction.”

The splash boat will reopen to the public once testing is complete and covid-19 restrictions allow the safe return of visitors.

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