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Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM by David Marino
Green Meadows Splash Pad Video Update - Aug. 16, 2018
Work on the Green Meadows Splash Pad is nearing completion.
“We are looking at late September or maybe October time frame. The season for these are most likely going to be March through October. We will have solid month to have this open for the public,” Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer said. "The above ground amenities are complete. The geysers and jets are in place, so everything on the splash pad itself is ready to go.”
Parks and Recreation Director Greg Olmer says there is the possibility of keeping the Green Meadows splash pad open through November, depending on the weather.
Right now our contractor, Vortex Inc., is working on the pump room.
“We’re putting in the foundation and materials above the foundation for the pump room and the bathroom. Our contractor Vortex is working on that part of the project. Public Works will come in behind them and lay down the foundation for the bathroom portion of the building. We will have to do some testing to make sure everything is operational and functioning the way it was designed. Vortex will also show us the settings on everything so that we can preset the splash pad for operational times.”
Operations and maintenance of the splash pad will be done exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department.
“We will be re-vegetating the area around the perimeter of the splash pad itself. After that we will be ready to do a grand opening.”
We will keep you updated on the grand opening date.
Water for the splash pad will come from the Goforth Water SUD. The water will be treated by sand filters, chlorine and UV to ensure a clean water supply.
The splash pad is only operational when user activated through a push button system. Staff has the control over setting operational hours and features to ensure efficient use of utility costs.