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Province Funding $350K Splash Park in Lorette

July 21, 2010 3:26 PM | News

Boys playing in water

Kids in Lorette will soon have a spray park to pass the time on a hot summer day after the province committed $350,000 to the project on Wednesday.

Speaking in Lorette earlier today, Premier Greg Selinger said the splash pad will be an appropriate addition to the other recreational facilities in the community which include the Lorette Community Complex that features a hockey rink, three-sheet curling rink, meeting rooms and a large hall, soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, a toboggan hill and walking path along the Seine River. The community also has tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course.

“A spray park is an ideal way to cool off on a hot day and is safer than a swimming pool because there is no standing water of any significant depth,” Selinger said.

The spray park project will include site grading and removal of existing sod, installation of underground utilities/drainage, construction of a concrete pad/asphalt pathway and installation of waterlines and play equipment.