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#1 2012-09-25 20:20:27

johnny5
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We want to build a splash pad in Stratford need some "Cash for Splash!

We want to build a splash pad in Stratford and need some "Cash for Splash"!
Stratford is a wonderful place for families. Great schools, safe streets and plenty of family-friendly recreation opportunities, providing an idyllic childhood- the solid basis for helping our kids grow into responsible, caring adults.


Most recently, it's hard not to notice the number of splash pads and splash parks popping up all over the province. A splash pad is essentially a series of water fountains that are mounted underground that shoot jets of water upwards. With summers trending hotter and more humid, splash pads are one of the most requested anemities of various Parks and Recreation Departments in the region. You can understand why.

Simplicity and Safety:
-No standing water, the drowning risk is negligible.
-As the tops of the splash jets are typically level with the ground surface, they don't create a tripping hazard.
-For people with mobility issues, autism, or any number of conditions that make deep-water pools difficult or unsafe, splash pads are 100% accessible.

Affordability & Convenience:
-Free to use; no admission fees.
-Unlimited use; no schedules-play anytime of the day!
-Conveniently situated along transit and walking routes, in school and park areas.
-Far less money than owning and maintaining your own pool.

Friends, Family and Welcoming Atmosphere:
-Geared toward families as an alternative to conventional playgrounds and traditional water activities, splash pads are typically viewed as community meeting sites, picnic areas, and places for celebrations.
-A splash pad experience is designed using various types of water activities based on skill, development, and learning, and do have additional physical, psychological, social, and cognitive benefits for people with different types of challenges or disabilities.
-It has been shown that water activities have calming effects on many children with Autism who experience sensory difficulties.
Together we can make a splash!
Please visit our website at http://www.stratfordsplashpad.com/


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#2 2012-09-25 20:29:48

johnny5
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Re: We want to build a splash pad in Stratford need some "Cash for Splash!

Funding of $500,000 from the city's parkland reserve will be applied to the purchase. The municipality has also agreed to an interest-free loan of $150,000 to the Stratford Soccer Association (SSA) that is to be repaid over a 15-year period.

The loan that will be applied to the land purchase will be repaid through a combination of fees collected by the association and fundraisers

Why is it the city using parkland reserves for 1600 soccer players and families, but not putting any reserve in for a splash pad? Am I missing that detail or was it overlooked?


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#3 2012-09-26 11:03:08

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Re: We want to build a splash pad in Stratford need some "Cash for Splash!

johnny5 wrote:

Funding of $500,000 from the city's parkland reserve will be applied to the purchase. The municipality has also agreed to an interest-free loan of $150,000 to the Stratford Soccer Association (SSA) that is to be repaid over a 15-year period.

The loan that will be applied to the land purchase will be repaid through a combination of fees collected by the association and fundraisers

Why is it the city using parkland reserves for 1600 soccer players and families, but not putting any reserve in for a splash pad? Am I missing that detail or was it overlooked?

The rich get what they want and the rest of us can go stew.

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#4 2012-09-26 14:14:05

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Re: We want to build a splash pad in Stratford need some "Cash for Splash!

johnny5 wrote:

Why is it the city using parkland reserves for 1600 soccer players and families, but not putting any reserve in for a splash pad? Am I missing that detail or was it overlooked?

The rotary club (or splashpad committee) could apply for a grant from city council.  The deadline for the 2013 budget is September 28th, 2012.

http://www.city.stratford.on.ca/documen … onForm.pdf

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