Upcoming Splash Park Tour And Everyone’s Invited!

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Do you have young children? Do you struggle to find free things for them to do over summer vacation? Do you wish there was a splash park in Leduc where you could cool off and have some fun with your kids during the hot summer months? Are you aware that there is a group in town called the Leduc Splash Moms that are working toward that very end? 

The latest event that this group of energetic local moms is organizing is a tour of some area splash parks, in order to get an idea of exactly what it takes to build and run one. And the best part is, this tour is open to anyone who is interested in checking it out as well!

On Wednesday, August 29th, registration will begin at 8am for anyone wanting to get on the bus for this all day tour. Leaving at 8:30, the tour will be stopping at splash parks located in Millwoods, the Queen Elizabeth Pool in Edmonton, Callingwood, St. Albert, and Beaumont, with a return to Leduc at approximately 4:30pm.

The group will be speaking to designers and the City personnel that run the parks, to gather more information on what we would require, and like to see implemented, at a splash park in Leduc. 

Questions will include; Approximate operating and Maintenance costs? Staffing of the parks? Amount of water use with different designs? Which splash toys are the most popular? What other on-site amenities are offered? As well as many more focused questions to ensure that Leduc will receive a splash park that will be popular, safe and economical for years to come.

The Leduc Splash Moms have run several fund raising projects over the last year, and they have also succeeded in having the City of Leduc set aside funds to be used in planning this project. Studies are currently underway to decide the best location in Leduc to locate a splash park.

So if you have kids, and this is an area that you would like to gain more knowledge about by joining the tour, please call Taylor Stiles at the City of Leduc at 780-980-7167, or email him at tstiles@leduc.ca. 

To keep up to date on the happenings of the Leduc Splash Moms group, they have a Facebook page as well as a website at www.leducslash.wordpress.com.

 

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