New splash pad planned for Riley Park Pool as $2 million will be borrowed to fund the children’s pool project in Greenfield, Indiana
Greenfield City Council is moving forward with plans for the new splash pad. Council members have preliminarily approved plans to use a bond to cover costs.
Previous proposals have been vetoed as the costs were considered too high. This time the costs seem more acceptable. The splash pad will cost nearly $2 million. Around $1.7 million is estimated to cover the actual construction while around $210,000 will be paid out for architecture and engineering costs. The current plan involves a curved splash pad to be built on the south side of the pool. It will feature sprays and dump buckets.
Greenfield Parks and Recreation Board is overseeing the project. It will hold a public hearing today (Wednesday 19th July) so residents can discuss plans.
Councilman Gary McDaniel is confident that residents will be supportive of the project and the loan required to pay for it. He points out that, over time, the splash pad will pay for itself. “This has been wanted and needed for years,” he says.
Construction is expected to begin once the pool closes for the season later this summer