The city will be looking at the costs associated with installing a splash park in Farwell Park.
A group has come forward to the city expressing interest in turning the decommissioned wading pool into a splash park at an estimated cost of $250,000. Now the project has officially been added to the work plan for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture following council’s approval.
“This project is at its early stages and requires further work to better define the scope of the project, including infrastructure and associated costs,” says a staff report from Laurie Donato, the director of parks, recreation and culture. “Adding this initiative to the Parks, Recreation & Culture work plan will assist staff and the group in better defining the cost and scope of the project. Once the project has a better definition, a plan can be developed, along with more definitive pricing for council’s consideration.”
Mayor Mark McKee said the splash park was one of his top priorities. Councillor Linda Nixon said she hoped the park was built with pre-schoolers in mind, while coun. Trevor English said he wants the park to meet everyone’s needs.