A water play area will be built on the Grote Markt in Breda (NL), in front of the town hall’s steps. This central location in the city center of Breda is already a place where residents of Breda and visitors to the city meet. By adding this water play area, this can be increased even further by being able to play with water. Children can play with the water playground while the parents sit on the outdoor seating areas of the bars and restaurants surrounding the Grote Markt: an extra incentive for the cafes and restaurants on the Grote Markt. The location is in the heart of Breda, the perfect place to express the symbol of the city in the form of water.
Research shows that the Grote Markt is one of the warmer places in the city. Experience also shows that the city center is not attractive on very hot days. An ideal place to let residents and visitors find refreshment through the use of a water play area
In order to make the city center more attractive and climate-robust in hot weather, there must be more places where small and ‘big’ children can play with water. There is now one water play facility in the city center on the Kasteelplein, which is much used. An extra reason to build the water play facility on the Grote Markt. The installation is made up of three crosses (the cities logo) of water spouts .
The plans for the water play area have been coordinated with local residents and entrepreneurs at various times.