After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete. The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.
The grand opening is planned for Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and will come none too soon as the summer weather heats up. Children at the fourth were cooling off with a plastic slide near the skate park, but will soon have a new facility to enjoy. The facility is now awaiting the replacement of one defective feature, fencing, and some final cement poured to be ready for the grand opening.
City Councilmember Shelly Betz said that the city plans on ice cream and leis to celebrate the grand opening. Betz has been tireless in her efforts to bring the project to fruition over the past few years. This time last year she spent most of the day on the fourth at a hot dog stand operated by the city to raise funds for the pad.
The city has made a number of improvements to Riverside Park over the past few years including replacing the playground equipment. Their work has paid off as Riverside Park is increasingly enjoyed by all of the county residents. The city plans to upgrade the restroom facilities as soon as it is possible. They expect that the new playgound equipment and splash pad will draw even more individuals to the park. Come join with the city on July 13 to celebrate and get a break from the heat.