Splash pad work to begin this fall


By Barb McKay


Construction on Kincardine’s splash pad will begin this fall.





Kincardine Lion John McManus announced last Tuesday that the club is nearing its fundraising goal and is ready to get to work on making the project a reality. So far, $400,000 has been raised, including $150,000 from the municipality, corporate sponsorships and revenues from fundraising events.


“That should provide us with the funds to get things going,” McManus said.


The Kincardine Lions Club has a goal of $500,000, which would allow it to incorporate sidewalks and a picnic shelter. The splash pad, itself, could be as large as 30 feet by 75 feet at Lions Park on Durham Street and will feature a recirculating water system.


“When we award the contract for the project we’ll have a better idea of how much we can get done,” McManus said.


He said the club is waiting on approval from Kincardine council to develop a request for proposals (RFP).


He expects the RFP will be ready to go within a couple of months. The plan is for construction to begin this fall and finish next spring. Once the weather is warm enough to use the water playground, a grand opening ceremony will be held.