After some setbacks, Lions Splash Pad was tested for the first time today (June 26). The photo below has about half the jets on. There is a button in the concrete that when pressed starts a 4min cycle, causing the water jets to turn on and off in a choreographed pattern.
We still have some work to finish up the project. The entire area will be backfilled, dressed with topsoil and have sod installed. Additionally we need to finish up the brick walkway with donor bricks. We are still accepting donations; we are currently at $79k of the $80k needed. Any extra donations will be used to renovate the nearby bathrooms. The Grand Opening is a few weeks away.
If anyone has been by Collins Park in the last week likely noticed some changes with the Splash Pad. We had an unfortunate setback that required cutting out and removing the small Toddler area of the Splash pad. As of Saturday June 10, the concrete is removed and we can move forward. We hope to have the area re-poured in the next week or two. Check back to www.sglions.org for updates and an Opening Date.
On the positive side of things, we have started to install the brick walkway with the donor bricks. We still have work to do but it’s coming along nicely. You can still make a donation to get an engraved brick, Buy-a-Brick Campaign. Any donations we receive over our goal will go towards renovating the nearby bathrooms and installing a new water fountain. We currently have $78k of the $80k needed.
The Lions have been actively working to complete the Splash Pad in Collins Park. Unfortunately, our initially expected Opening of June 3 was too aggressive. We are delaying the Opening (date to be announced). We hope to get the project completed and will have the Opening ASAP.
Concrete was poured May 24, 2017. Splash Pad is starting to take shape.
We had 9 volunteers come out May 20 to help with the Splash Pad. We assembled 8 picnic tables and finished up work on the pump house (trim and roofing). Work is moving along well and we are still planning for a June 3 Grand Opening.
We reached $76k of the $80k needed for the Splash Pad. A few more donations been made in the last week but we still need your support. Donations will still get personalized bricks; however, they will be installed a few weeks after the Grand Opening. Donate Here.