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.
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.