By Bryan Boggiano
The long-awaited splash pad at Betti Stradling Park has a tentative opening date.
At their Wed., Oct. 26 Commission Workshop meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hunter told commissioners the city is aiming to complete the splash pad located at 10301 Wiles Road by the end of November.
Hunter said the project is in its final stages.
The city is waiting to install the final parts and for a landscape team to clean up the area. The plans for the county are to do a final inspection by mid-November, and if on time, the city plans to open it sometime later in the month.
“We’re to the end, and it’s our job now to make it look nice,” he said.
The entire 4,000-square-foot project will include a 3,000-square-foot splash pad, programmable sequence LED lights, and a 6-foot wet deck buffer around the pad.
The splash pad will include 20 different features, including a tri-dump bucket, a mega dump with the Coral Springs logo, full rain curtains, geyser plates, and a dual flower shower.
These features will be replaceable, and the project could include new features in the future.
In November 2021, the city commission approved a contract with Splashpads USA to design and construct the splash pad for $426 760.
Initially slated for a Summer 2022 completion date, the project experienced delays due to supply chain issues. Hunter said some of the most significant issues came with obtaining concrete and cork.
The project, he stated, also experienced unspecified issues with contractors and county and state officials. Infrastructure limitations also delayed the project. Before constructing the splash pad, the city needed additional water, sewer lines, and a transformer.
In November 2021, Hunter said the splash pad was a top priority in the city’s master plan and is something residents had long wanted.
“It has been many years that the city residents wanted a public splash pad,” he said in a February update, “and I am happy that I was given the opportunity to work with the entire city staff to make it happen.”
- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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