Over 300 people showed up to the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Splash Park, located in Farwell Park (1401 First Street West), this past Thursday. Attendees enjoyed pizza, popcorn, cupcakes, juice, and, of course, splash park fun.
The weather was sunny and the mood merry as Revelstoke celebrated the work of numerous volunteers whose efforts culminated in the parks creation.
While the concept for the splash park began several years ago, it has only been in the past year that the park’s fundraising efforts have been going full throttle. The park cost around $650,000 to make, much of which was collected by donations. The Revelstoke Credit Union, CSRD Economic Opportunity Fund, Revelstoke Forest Corporation Legacy Fund, and the Columbia Basin Trust all kicking in considerable amounts. Numerous local businesses, groups and individuals also made donations.
The splash park, built by local company Jake and Jay, replaces the outdoor wading pool, which was closed in 2013.
Congratulations to everyone involved, the park is sure to be a popular summer destination for Revelstoke families.