Splash pad project in Barriere a work in progress

Barriere’s Splash In The Past project is well underway according to committee rep

Barriere’s Splash In The Past project is well underway according to committee rep Tasha Buchanan.

“The Splash Pad contractor has been on site for a week now and construction is moving along very well,” states Buchanan, “Volunteers have been working on the roof extension of the little log house (that will hold the manifold for the splash pad) that will provide additional shade. The product for this roof extension was donated by our very own Timbermart. All the plumbing for the spray features is being put in underground and their footings have been poured. Electrical is all done as well.”

She notes that  if the weather cooperates, the concrete pad will be poured in a week or two.

“There is a lot of work that goes into these pad constructions and our contractor is working full time to get our splash pad installed,” she said, “I don’t have a set date to provide to you yet, but we are hoping that the pad itself will be done in time to give the kids a chance to play in it for a little bit this year.”

Buchanan notes that fundraising is still needed and will be taking place over the fall and winter in order to fund some of the finishing of the site; such as landscaping, benches, picnic tables and signage that will be completed in the spring.

Then there will be an official grand opening event expected in May or June.

“I can’t wait to be able to fully report and acknowledge all the amazing volunteers and sponsors involved in making this asset come to fruition,” said Buchanan; including the contributions of Harley Wright, staff of Quality Contractors, Shawn Fadear, Dwight Love, Dustin Doherty and/or Doug Borrill.