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 took the ceremonial first shovel.
The project is 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.
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.
Come join us on Sturday, March 4, 4-7pm at the 1st Reform Church of Scotia for the Scotia-Glenville Lions Spaghetti Dinner
Learn about the latest details about Lions Splash Pad in Collins Park – Planned May 2017 Opening.
Lion Eric Buskirk on ‘Schenectady Today’ with Ann Parillo.
Schenectady Today, Jan 31, 2017 (Splash Pad segment is 39:55 to 49:50).