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Public input sought on splash pad

Saturday, May 26, 2012
By theleader

Cari Doutre

Leader Correspondent

They have yet to make any motions on the future of a splash pad in Tremonton because first the Tremonton City Council wants to hear the public’s input on the idea.

For the second meeting in a row, the council has heard from Tremonton City resident Justin Ellingford on a proposal to build a splash pad in Tremonton. Ellingford has plans for several different designs, as well as a group of residents willing to help fund raise to build the pad but what he doesn’t have yet is the council’s approval.

The city and Ellingford are both leaning towards building the splash pad on the abandoned tennis courts at Shuman Park next to the playground. They all agree that Shuman Park offers shade, plenty of space for children to play, a downtown location and access to the library. A big expense in building a splash pad is bathrooms. According to state health department rules a bathroom must be located 150 feet away from the pad, a cost of around $40,000.

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