Splash pad set to sprinkle Seligman

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Construction ends between April and June

SELIGMAN -- After about two and a half years in the making, Seligman moves ahead with its splash pad project.

The Seligman Board of Aldermen accepted an $18,246 bid with Eagle Rock-based Sanders Construction to complete the splash pad between April and June, said Brian Nichols, Seligman city clerk.

"We've had all the equipment for almost two years in our police garage: the pumps, the sanitizers and the underground storage tank for the water," Nichols said.

The splash pad -- which is essentially a 30-foot round circle with 24 water jets coming out of it in random sequences -- will be put in the city park, north of the Seligman City Hall, he said.

"There will no standing water; [the splash pad] is something for the kids to go out and run around in and just have fun at the park," Nichols said. "We will have to move some park equipment out of the way to make room for it, then later on, look at fencing in the area."

The splash pad will keep the kids off the street, said Mayor Jerry Montgomery.

"They will be going to the park instead of out doing things that maybe they shouldn't be doing," he said. "Primarily, it will be just opened during the summer, so that they have another activity that they can participate in."

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