Emma Foxlow, 13, from Long Eaton, tries out wakeboarding for the first time.

First look at new Derbyshire watersports park as launch day is held - in pictures

Over 1,000 flocked to a sun and spray-soaked launch day at Derbyshire’s new watersports park.

Spring Lakes has transformed two former gravel pits at Long Eaton into a family-friendly destination featuring a host of water activities and expert wakeboarding coaching for all ages. Owners Katie and Richard Hill, who have spent the last seven months and over £500,000 on the site, were ‘overwhelmed’ at the show of support on Saturday, particularly by local people.

Spray all the way A wakeboarder takes to Spring Lakes.

1. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park.

Spray all the way A wakeboarder takes to Spring Lakes.
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Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park.

2. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park

Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park.
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Stars of the spray... Eve Smith-Lang, a 2019 National Champion, is pictured at Spring Lakes with brothers Jack Constable (left) and Archie, right. The brothers are among the UKs most creative wakeboarders.

3. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park

Stars of the spray... Eve Smith-Lang, a 2019 National Champion, is pictured at Spring Lakes with brothers Jack Constable (left) and Archie, right. The brothers are among the UKs most creative wakeboarders.
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Katie and Richard Hill are pictured at the Spring Lakes open day with their daughters Jasmine and Jessica.

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Katie and Richard Hill are pictured at the Spring Lakes open day with their daughters Jasmine and Jessica.
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