The Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN) and the Twin Forks Neighbourhood Association have collaborated to install a splash pad at Twin Forks Park in New Sudbury.
This $115,000 project is just $21,000 away from its fundraising target, and $13,000 away from the funds required to begin the next phase – securing bids for construction.
The eco-friendly splash pad will optimize its water usage via a push-button system, and will consist of seating and landscaping, with the possibility of including a shade structure and small change room should funds permit.
“Donations are starting to come through from the Ward 8 business community, as well as from residents in the area,” said Ward 8 Community Action Network Chair Rachelle Niemela.
“Recent $500 contributions from businesses like Campeau Heating and the Sudbury Credit Union are absolutely making a big difference”
There are more than 1,300 children under 14 years of age within easy walking/biking distance of Twin Forks Park, and not all have resources to frequent local lakes or swimming pools.
The CAN’s goal is to provide an opportunity for families and youth in the area to use the park more often as a safe and friendly place to meet new people, play, and cool off in the summer.
“We firmly believe in people helping people, and as a community minded financial co-operative, we are committed to the well-being of our members and fellow Sudburians.”, said Sudbury Credit Union’s Chief Operations Officer Mike Moore.
“Our New Sudbury branch is very pleased to support the development of a splash pad at Twin Forks Playground, and we look forward to the prospect of construction beginning soon”.
If you are interested in contributing to the Twin Forks Splash Pad project, please visit ward8sudbury.ca for more information.