Kaysville seeking direct citizen input on splash pad at Heritage Park

Oct 21 2011 - 10:59pm

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Kaysville wants input on the design of a 3,000-square-foot splash pad at the planned 4.25-acres Heritage Park.
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Kaysville wants input on the design of a 3,000-square-foot splash pad at the planned 4.25-acres Heritage Park.

KAYSVILLE -- Direct citizen input will be used for the designing of a 3,000-square-foot splash pad planned for the city's Heritage Park.

A 15-member citizens committee will meet with city park staff in solidifying the design of a splash pad and the water features it will contain, said Cole Stephens, parks director.

The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Kaysville City Recreation Center, 85 N. 100 East.

Stephens hopes the committee will come to an agreement in one meeting, moving the project forward in time for a spring construction.

"This is their park," Stephens said of the citizens committee consisting of residents from all over the city. "We selected them from different geographical locations."

Parks and recreation department officials believe it is important for residents with children who will be using the splash pad to help select the design for it, Stephens said.

The city in September received a cash donation of $280,000 from a local family wishing to remain anonymous.

The donation is being used to build the splash pad and restrooms in the 4.25-acre park at Fairfield and Crestwood roads, said Mayor Steve Hiatt.

Heritage Park is where the Clover Club potato chip factory once stood.

The splash pad will be free to use, Hiatt said.

He said his hope is that the splash pad will be open by Memorial Day but concedes that goal may be a bit optimistic because the design has yet to be completed.

"That is our goal. That is our objective," Stephens said of the mayor's known desire for a Memorial Day opening.

JUB Engineering, of Kaysville, has agreed to donate its services to design the splash pad.

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