Splash Pad update May 6

Several Volunteers and SG Lions members (John H, Mark C, Ankit K, Eric B, Doug S, and Mark S) came out May 6 to help build the small shed to enclose the Splash Pad equipment. We got the frame up; the sheathing and roof will follow.

The Splash Pad plumbing and rebar are being installed. The concrete is expected to be poured next week. We still have picnic tables, landscaping and a walkway to complete.  The Grand Opening is tentatively set for June 3. Watch SGLions.org for updates.

Donations have been steadily increasing the past 2 weeks. Donors can receive personalized engraved bricks that will be installed at the Splash Pad. You can donate here.  Any extra fundraising will go towards renovating the nearby bathroom facility.


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Splash Pad 4/30 Update

Things are moving along in Collins Park with Lions Splash Pad.  The drains (blue circles) are now in place and you can start to see the shape of the entire area.  The concrete should be poured in the next 1-2 weeks.  Grand Opening is likely to be the week after Memorial Day.

The sign on Mohawk Ave was raised up to $70k.  We still need $10k to complete the project.  You can Donate here.  Donations made by May 7 will have personalized bricks included at the Grand Opening.  Donations made after May 7 will be added to Splash Pad after the Opening.  If we exceed the fundraising goal we will renovate the bathrooms next to Lions Splash Pad.

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Splash Pad Breaks Ground

Lions Splash Pad Officially Breaks Ground on a April 25, 2017.  Braving the cold and rain, a few came out for the ceremonial ground breaking.  Lion Eric Buskirk, Scotia Mayor Kastberg, Public Works Superintendent Andrew Kohout and Parks Superintendent Jim Marx and Pro-Dive Pools President Geoff Bullock took the ceremonial first shovel.

The Splash Pad is being constructed by Pro-Dive Pools from Galway along with the help of Scotia Parks and Public Works personnel.  The project is still on track for a Memorial Day Grand Opening.

(left to right) Andrew Kohout, Geoff Bullock, Eric Buskirk, Kris Kastberg and Jim Marx.

The excavators made quick work of the area having the foundation nearly dug out by April 26.  Well still need help reaching the $80k fundraising target.  Donate today to make the project successful.

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Lions Splash Pad April Update

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Splash Pad Design Update

Spring is here and it’s getting warmer (well slightly warmer).  Updated plans for Lions Splash Pad are complete and it has some new features.  There will be a large 35-foot diameter area and a smaller 15-foot area dedicated to younger children with a concrete surface area of roughly 2000 square-feet.  The smaller area will have less intimidating water jets and will help to physically separate age groups to avoid accidental bumps and bruises.  A foot-activated button in each area concrete will turn the Splash Pad on for 3-5 minutes; the water jets will cycle on and off with some choreography.

The Splash Pad parts are on order and construction should start in late April or early May with a targeted Memorial Day Opening. Donations slowed during the winter and we are hoping to kick back up now that Spring is here.  Donations made by April 30 will be guaranteed your personalized brick is ready by the Grand Opening.

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