Plans underway to expand splash pad

New pad geared toward older children and adults

By Jennifer Woods - [email protected]

A plan is in the works to expand the splash pad in the City of Washington Court House. The new pad is geared toward older children and adults.

Washington Court House City Council co-chair Steve Shiltz explained in a recent council meeting, “We have some plans over at Eyman Park. A new splash pad is coming for use by adults, maybe, or older children to play. So, we’re going to have that. We’re also having some outside exercise equipment that’s going to be there. Hopefully, a walk-away/walk-around the whole thing. These are things that we’re looking at for the future, that we are working on every day. And we will do other things in the city.”

A splash pad is a recreation area for water play that has little or no standing water. The splash pad is located off Eyman Park Drive within a fenced in-area that used to hold the pool.

As previously reported, the construction process for the first splash pad began in 2019 and was delayed due to shipping issues for parts. The splash pad was open for the season in 2020. This particular pad was aimed at younger kids.

The plan for this next splash pad is for it to be completed and open by this year’s Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Like the first splash pad, Vortex is the vendor being used for the project. It will be located in the same area within the fenced location.

The outdoor exercise area is planned to be located near the splash pads, according to City Manager Joe Denen.

Follow the Record-Herald for more information as this project continues.

Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.
New pad geared toward older children and adults

By Jennifer Woods

[email protected]