May 8, 2016
May 8, 2017 Update: As of today, 110 donors have helped the Scotia-Glenville Lions raise $72k of the $80k needed for the project. The initial cut-off for donations to be included at the Grand Opening ended yesterday. Future donors will still receive personalized bricks, they just may not be ready for the Grand Opening, tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 3. Removing a blank brick and installing a new engraved bricks is fairly easy. Any donations that exceed the fundraising goal will go towards renovating the nearby bathrooms.
Also, a new page has been added to site showing Splash Pad Construction Photos. It’ll be updated as project moves along.
The Scotia-Glenville Lions are raising funds to donate a Lions Splash Pad to Collins Park. A Splash Pad is an fountain with no standing water that provides a place children (and adults) to cool-off on the hot summer days. For decades, Collins Park had a public beach that many people enjoyed. Unfortunately after Hurricane Irene in 2011, the massive flooding deposited sediment in the lake that has made the lake too cloudy to safely open. A Splash Pad will be a great improvement to Collins Park.
Over the past several months the plans have changed slightly. Below are the latest renderings of Lions Splash Pad that we are excited about. 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 Village of Scotia officials and Collins Park official have been helpful navigating this process with various State Agencies. The plan is still to place the Splash Pad near Collins Beach area and park bathrooms. Picnic tables along with shade trees will be around Splash Pad to provide parents a place to sit while children play. The anticipated Grand Opening is Saturday, June 3. All donors will be invited to the Grand Opening ceremony.
The project will be a major financial expense at ~$80,000. The SG Lions have started the fundraising with $15,000 and will be raising funds for the remaining expense. You can help in the following ways:
- Donations –
- A “Buy a Brick” campaign is being done to help fund the Splash Pad
- Donors will be recognized with engraved bricks around the Splash Pad (updated form Sept 2016)
- Donations can be mailed or made online
- The Scotia-Glenville Lions are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
- Contact the SG Lions for more details.
- Car Raffle –
- A Raffle drawing was held on December 10, 2016
- $5000 was raised for the Splash Pad
Visit our Publicity Page on the Splash Pad
If you have any questions or comments please contact us