Splash Park Groundbreaking

Pipestone Flyer

    The spades were raised to start work on Leduc’s Splash Park.

    In an official ground breaking ceremony at Alexandra Park May 1, City council members, staff and members of the Splash Park Moms committee said they were excited to see the project move forward.

    “I have to express what an exciting and long-awaited moment this is,” said Splash Park mom Sheryl Vandenhouten. “Finally seeing our beloved Leduc splash park underway is momentous.”

    Two years ago, a group of local moms got together to lobby local government for a splash park in the city and start fund raising to get the project off the ground. “This project, which started as a dream, has flourished into an amazing experience that has brought a wonderful group of ladies together, which in turn, brought the community together as one.”

    “The success of the splash park,” said Vandenhouten, “is an example of how people can come together with a goal in mind and be heard by local politicians to see that dream become a reality. Your voice and opinion matter. If you are passionate, hardworking and determined about your beliefs you can make it happen. The Leduc Splash Moms are the proof.”

    “As a new mom, I am very excited to bring my children here,” said Splash Mom Marlee Gerbrandt.

    Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke said the most successful community projects are ones that start with residents. While a splash park had been on the City’s list of projects, the efforts of the Leduc Splash Moms brought it to the forefront.

    “The really important things that happen in this community happen because the people want it to happen,” he said. “This is the way we get things done in Leduc.”

    Located next to the Kinsmen Alexandra Outdoor Pool, the aviation-themed park is expected to open to the public Spring 2015.

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