The perfect place to cool off on a hot Ipswich day, Orion Lagoon at Springfield offers a huge water playground, free to the public. The Orion Lagoon encompassing a 3.6km area features a 600mm deep sculpture pool, a 50m lap swimming area and beach entry with toddler play area. Maintaining park-goers safety is a priority for the operators, Ipswich City Council. The water park features Jacques IP help point units offering assistance calling at the press of a button. Calls initiated within the facility are directed to the lifeguard hut onsite for answering, if the lifeguards are onsite and unavailable to answer, the call is automatically forwarded to the Ipswich City Council Safe City Monitoring Facility for answering. As with all other areas across the Safe City, CCTV monitoring associated with help point unit calls are made available to security officers. The park features a Jacques IP public address system to broadcast background music and public safety and warning announcements to park-goers. Additionally, lifeguard towers are fitted with Jacques intercom terminals featuring a detachable microphone allowing for public address calls to be made at the lifeguard on-duty station.
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