The city has reached their first milestone in raising money for the splash pad. The initial target to ensure that there was sufficient support for the project was to raise $25,000. They exceeded this number last week as the total amount raised moved above $30,000.
An anonymous donor came forward to the city and agreed to provide matching funds for any donations during a two-week period. There were 37 donations during this period for a total of just over $9,400. With the matching funds this meant that the city raised nearly $19,000 during this time. The city wishes to express thanks to all those that have donated toward the splash pad.
The next phase of the fund raising is to secure sponsors for the water features. There are thirty-six features proposed for the splash pad and they range from a cost of $175 to $4,600. Each sponsor will have their name displayed on the feature. Individuals who are interested in sponsoring a feature can see pictures and costs of the features in the city office.
While the splash pad will be located in Morgan City, it will be an asset for the whole county. The city encourages everyone in the county to become involved in supporting the splash pad.
The city has stepped up its efforts to build a sense of community in the city and county over the past two years. This summer the city sponsored “Movie in the Park” nights. They revisited Christmas on Commercial Street. The city also replaced the playground equipment in Riverside Park. The new equipment was heavily used after the upgrade.
The splash pad is the city’s latest project to provide activities for family and to help build and maintain the sense of community in Morgan. The city plans to begin construction in the spring and have the splash pad available by the summer of 2012. They are also working to upgrade the restrooms at the park at the same time. Please stop by the city offices and support this great community project.