The splash pad dream is so close to becoming a reality, Rotary members can almost feel the spray.

Work began this morning on pouring the concrete for North Bay’s Family of Rotary Splash Pad. This work will be completed by the end of the day.

All that remains before the pad will be open to the public is the installation of the centre feature, commissioning of the site and the inspection by the Health Unit.

Phase II will commence later this fall and work will continue early next spring with the installation of sun shelters, picnic tables, additional benches and the completion of the landscaping.

A further update will be provided this week regarding the proposed soft launch. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place early next summer.

The Rotary clubs wish to thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals who have generously donated to help make this project a reality. The clubs are now in sight of reaching their overall
fundraising goal. For donation information, click here.

Since 2007, the Splash Pad project has been on the planning agendas for the Rotary clubs of North Bay and North Bay-Nipissing. The desire from the outset has been to create a legacy for the community and to provide a catalyst for development in the downtown-waterfront area. This fully accessible splash pad will be for “Kids from 2 to 102.”

For more information click here.