The Family of Rotary’s Splash Pad will be getting a new piece of artwork.

A mural will be painted on the outside of the washroom and storage building at the splash pad. Laura Peturson, the artist who is painting the mural, says she’s looking forward to creating something for the community.

“I’m really excited to be able to create something children and families in North Bay will be able to enjoy,” said Peturson, an Associate Professor Fine Arts/Performing Arts at Nipissing University.

The mural will depict a pattern featuring great blue heron and walleye. The painting of the mural began last week.

The mural is one of many additions being added to the splash pad this fall.

The area will also be getting sun shelters, picnic tables, additional benches, more signage and outdoor musical instruments.

The latest part of the project is being funded by the Family of Rotary and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

“Rotary is extremely pleased to be working with a local artist in order to put some of the final touches to the splash pad,” said Tony Limina, co-chair of the project. “This mural will enhance the facility and we’re excited to see it completed.”