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File #: [21-0791]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 8/5/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/20/2021 Final action: 10/20/2021
Title: Community Splash Pad Update.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Recommendation - Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission, 3. Community Petition Kate Sayre Request, 4. Staff Presentation
Related files: [21-0694], [21-0923]


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Community Splash Pad Update.
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Staff:
Department:
Phil Fleischmann, Director
Parks and Recreation
Kevin Robinson, Park Maintenance Superintendent


Overview: During the summer, community members circulated a petition requesting the development of a "splash pad" to serve Chapel Hill and area residents. Mayor Hemminger appointed a work group comprised of Council Member Anderson; Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission members; and Parks and Recreation staff to explore options for establishing one in town. She requested that the work group explore cost and sizes, best location, funding options, and maintenance expenses. Since that time, the splash pad work group has collaborated to examine options and needed resources in order to develop one within the Chapel Hill parks system.

The purpose of this agenda item is to provide an update on community interest and preliminary findings of the work group. The Council will also have an opportunity to discuss the splash pad concept and their thoughts on prioritizing this for funding in order to bring it to fruition.

Development of a splash pad is consistent with a recommendation included within the 2013 Comprehensive Parks Plan.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council receive the update and support the continued exploration into the feasibility of constructing a splash pad within the parks system.


Attachments:

* Draft Staff Presentation

* Recommendation - Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission

* Community Petition - Kate Sayre request
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presenter
PRESENTER: Phil Fleischmann, Parks and Recreation Director
Kevin Robinson, Park Maintenance Superintendent

The purpose of this item is to provide an update on community interest in a splash pad and preliminary findings of the splash pad work group. The Council will also have an opportunity to discuss the splash pad concept and their thoughts on priorit...

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