2011: Hurricane Irene caused severe flooding in Collins Park and deposited a lot of sediment into the lake. The sediment caused the turbidity, or cloudiness, of the lake to be too high. As a result public lake swimming was closed due to safety concerns. Boating and fishing remains open. The park and Village continue to attempted to reduce the cloudiness.
Spring 2016: The Scotia-Glenville Lions first discussed the idea of building a Splash Pad after the family of one member went to a similar Splash Pad in a nearly town. The Lions had been talking about a new Legacy Project with lasting impact in the community.
Summer 2016: Fundraising begins at the Cruisin on the Ave Car Show. The first major fundraiser was a Car Raffle. Donations was also accepted and donors received personalized bricks.
Late 2016: The rendition below was made in late 2016 when fundraising was far enough along to believe the project would be successful.
June 29 2018: Day before Splash Pad Grand Opening. Project is now complete, just in time for 90 degree weather.
Below are a few articles about the Lions Splash Pad: