It is perfect weather to get out there and enjoy the new splash pad in Elmvale. Yesterday, as members of council, we were able to be at the official grand opening of the Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad. It was wonderful to see so many young families out and enjoying this new park. Since today is as very warm, it is a perfect day to head over and cool off under the water at the park. Stop by and check it out..it is located at 43 Centennial Avenue.
Thank you to all of those who had a part in making this splash pad a reality. It is truly a wonderful addition to Springwater!
Deputy Mayor – Don Allen
Here is the release from the Township of Springwater with all the details of the Grand Opening and the Splash Pad
Township of Springwater / August 15, 2018 – Springwater residents have a new place to cool down with the opening of the Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad in Elmvale. Township Council officially cut the ribbon and invited the public to enjoy the park during a ceremony which took place on Wednesday afternoon.
The new 3,050 square foot splash pad is located at 43 Centennial Avenue in Elmvale and features a design focusing around a water tower, which was a prominent landmark in Elmvale until the early 2000s. The park includes two designated play zones and 20 spray features. An aluminum shade shelter with two accessible tables was also included in the creation of the park.
The new splash pad features an environmentally friendly recirculation system to drastically reduce the amount of water used.
“The new splash pad is a great addition to our Township,” says Mayor Bill French. “Council is supportive of investing in new ways to keep our residents active in our community and the new splash pad provides a great way for families to get out, meet their neighbours and cool off while having fun. Furthermore, the new splash pad will draw additional people to Elmvale, increasing visitation to our main street businesses.”
The Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad will operate from May to mid-September and be open daily from 9 am to 8 pm, weather permitting.
The new splash pad cost approximately $350,000 and was funded through the development charges reserve fund and the Elmvale hydro reserve fund.
View photos of the splash pad on the Township Facebook page here:www.facebook.com/TownshipofSpringwater