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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shelburne Council to Consider Next Steps for Splash Pad

Shelburne | by Phil DeLand  
The splash pad could be located in Hyland Park, Greenwood Park, or even possibly Fiddle Park.

The potential for a splash pad in Shelburne has taken another step forward.

A committee specifically dedicated to making the splash pad happen made a presentation to council Monday night.

They explained they're going to fundraise their target goal of $300,000 and already have $75,000 pledged.

That money would cover the cost of building the pad, but not the hookup of services including hydro and water.

Three locations being considered are Greenwood Park, Fiddle Park and Hyland Park.

Both Fiddle Park and Hyland Park have lots of parking - while Greenwood doesn't - especially when soccer games are being played.

However, Greenwood and Hyland are more central,  while Fiddle Park is more on the edge of town.

The committee considered but didn't list the CDRC, as a potential location due to lack of space needed for the pad itself.

The presenters say the decision on where it would be, would ultimately be made by council.

Park N' Play helped design the park and it's their quote that the $300,000 is based on.

Financial support from the Town would be needed at some point, specifically for the hook up to services, then the Town would take over annual costs to maintain the pad.

The group is hopeful they can raise the money and get the pad built in time for summer 2021, giving them sufficient time to fundraise.

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