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New Splash Pad Coming This Summer

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Rendering of the proposed splash pad layout Waterplay Solutions Corp.

This summer, Niverville is poised to pull back the curtain on its new community splash pad. The effort officially began with a ceremonial sod-turning event on September 16, 2015.

“We hope to have this facility built by July 1, 2016,” says Chantel Gadient, Niverville’s Recreation Director. She adds that the deadline for the project, failing a summer opening, is October 2016.

The 3,500-square-foot splash pad will be located in Hespeler Park. The site, wedged between Soccer Pitch A and Baseball Diamond 4, is bordered on the north by a shelter belt of trees, and the south side is sheltered by the maintenance building

“We see construction and completion of the splash pad as a great way to jump into and lead off a new era of development for Niverville,” says Mayor Myron Dyck.

The pad is designed to awaken the imagination, encourage outdoor play, and provide a comfortable and safe area for parents and caregivers to bring their children. The design is bright and colourful, and inclusive of all ages and abilities. It features two distinct areas: a toddler water play area for ages 0–3, and a family area for ages 3–12.

Features included in the toddler area are three water hoops, a Spinny Squirt, and various in-ground jets and sprayers. The family area will include a whale (four hoops and a whale tail), a Sky-brella, two water cannons, a Mix n’ Match 5 (with a Sneaky Soaker, Sunny Flower, and variety of spouts), and further in-ground jets and sprayers.

Last summer, the Town of Niverville received a $56,405 grant from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for a building featuring male and female washrooms and change rooms, along with a canteen to provide healthy snacks. These features will be attached to the existing maintenance building.

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