Carrollton to Construct Second Community Splash Park
The Carrollton City Council unanimously voted to approve a contract with Vortex International to begin design and construction on an additional community spray park at the Tuesday, September 6 council meeting.
Funds totaling $550,000 approved in the 2013 bond election will be used to build the new park and its water features as well as a restroom area, pump room, and shade structure. The splash park will be located on the 4.3 acres of Oak Hills Park at 1210 E. Hebron Parkway. The site footprint is approximately 60 percent the size of Carrollton’s current splash park at W.J. Thomas Park (1955 N. Perry Road).
“If the project goes as planned, we’ll see water spraying in May 2017,” Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said. “Like the Thomas splash park, a built-in circulation system will be installed to help the park remain operational even during drought conditions.”
Whitaker said parking for the amenity likely will be along Royal Palm Lane where additional parking spaces can be accommodated with added construction.
In addition to the bond election funds, the City has up to $400,000 budgeted for park equipment, utilities, and street improvements.
Work should begin early next year. With more than 6,000 splash pad installations in 35 countries, Vortex Aquatic Structures International uses the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design, and state-of-the-art engineering. The company has a regional office right here in Carrollton.
Check for updates to the project at cityofcarrollton.com.