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.

Fun-seekers tackle the Aqua Park.

5. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park

Fun-seekers tackle the Aqua Park.
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Hes flipping good...Pro Jack Constable in action.

6. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park

Hes flipping good...Pro Jack Constable in action.
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Friends Simon, Archie, Kevin, Ollie and Harvey are wet-suit ready for the Aqua Park.

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Friends Simon, Archie, Kevin, Ollie and Harvey are wet-suit ready for the Aqua Park.
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Freya and Alex, ready for the Aqua Park.

8. Spring Lakes, Derbyshires new watersports park

Freya and Alex, ready for the Aqua Park.
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