Kids of all abilities will be able to play and stay cool in the summer heat at in O’Fallon this summer.
approved a resolution to allocate $66,255.84 for the materials and installation of a splash pad on the playground, at Thursday night’s meeting.
The water feature was part of the original playground design and funding was approved in 2011, but when plans were not finalized for construction the money rolled back into parks and recreation fund.
Now the funds have been designated to complete this feature that is meant to help children who have difficulty regulating their body temperature in the summer heat, so they can play along side their friends.
Brendan's Playground opened in in October 2011 and was specially designed with features that allow kids of all abilities to play together.
The nature themed playground is equipped with ADA-accessible ramps, a variety of climbing structures, steel slides that are suitable for children with cochlear implants, a variety of swings so that children of different ages and abilities can swing together and a set of large of instruments.
At Thursday’s workshop, Director of O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Cindy Springer said the splash pad is a non-slip concrete surface with six spray features, featuring lady bugs to keep with the nature theme.
The water feature will have an activator so that it can only come on during park hours when children are playing.
Springer said she expects the splash pad to be complete within the first two weeks of June.
For more information, visit the City of O'Fallon's website.