children playing in splash pad

The Council is proud to have delivered this new exciting infrastructure as requested by the community.

Here are some key FAQ’s to answer any questions or help address any concerns you may have: -

Splashpad FAQs

10.00 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Sunday from 6 May through to  8 September.

There is an accessible external toilet at the cafe as well as two Porta Loos which will be secured to prevent antisocial behaviour and will be regularly cleaned and checked.

The splashpad is run and managed by the Parish Council’s Operations Team who clean and perform daily safety checks while the splashpad is open.  Additional litter picks are performed when needed.

As with other local splashpad sites (Hedge End), parking is limited at the site. Users are encouraged to access to the site via greener forms of transport, such as walking and cycling when possible.

Unfortunately, the Fair Oak Village Hall car park has not been made available for general park users. As such, the Council allows users to park on the hard-standing at New Century Park accessed via Brookfield Road.

This car park opens at 9 am and will be closed at 6 pm.


The splashpad has a freshwater flow system and grey-water harvesting. The splashpad is sensor-operated so the water will not constantly run.

As no chemicals are used to treat this water, the operations team collect the greywater from the underground tank when it's full. This is used to water the living wall at the café, the trees and plants at New Century Park, as well as our hanging baskets situated across the village.

The Parish Council has upgraded its CCTV on site and is looking to purchase a roving CCTV camera. The Local Neighbourhood Policing Team will support the Council where appropriate.   

The Splashpad has been funded by the Parish Council’s General Reserve Fund and allocated Section 106 (Developer's Contribution) monies from Eastleigh Borough Council.

Yes, the Fountain Cafe is open from 9.30-4.30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a variety of lovely treats including ice-creams, cakes, toasted sandwiches, hot and cold drinks. 

Marrucis Ice Cream van will be a regular visitor to the park during the Splash Pad season.