splash park

The splash park under construction at Ross Lake Park in Beaverton.

BEAVERTON – The fundraising effort for the Splash Park began in March this year with the ambitious goal of having it installed in August of this summer. “It is through the generous donations of local residents, businesses and foundations that we have reached our goal of a 2019 installation. We thank everyone for making this a true community project,” said Yvette Keast, Rotary President.

The ground was broken the beginning of August on the Splash Pad for Ross Lake Park. Local businesses have been working diligently with the City of Beaverton preparing the infrastructure of waterlines, electrical and ground preparation for the cement to be poured. A few set backs have pushed the opening back a week, however we are proud to announce it will be running with water this weekend for everyone to enjoy.  

Regardless of the weather, the city needs to run the system to ensure everything is functioning properly. Heath Kaplan, “Our goal is to have all construction completed this Friday.” Therefore, fun in the sun for this weekend and on Monday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. the Rotary Club of Gladwin will be holding a picnic to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 on the Splash Park at Ross Lake in Beaverton.

The fundraising efforts for the Rotary Splash Park is ongoing for Phase 2 that will be completed next summer. We will have an update on the fundraising efforts accomplished and what is left to do for Phase 2. 

We invite everyone to come enjoy the Splash Pad over the weekend and the Picnic Celebration on Monday at 4:30 at Ross Lake Park.

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