John Day Canyon City Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Zach Williams said the soft opening last Saturday of the new splash pad on 7th street was a success. Williams said the one-day opening allowed them to get a good idea of a day’s water usage. During the 9 hours it was open, the feature used about 27,000 gallons of water–prompting the department to ask for extra help at yesterday’s John Day City Council meeting:
Williams: “We’re asking for basically an additional partnership with the City of John Day. What we’re asking for is to waive that SDC charge that you’re capable of waiving, and to continue to partner with us and provide the water for the splash pad for the wonderful children of Grant County.”
The John Day City Council agreed to pay up to $5,000 annually for the water used at the splash pad, as well as half of the associated SDC charges.
(Photo courtesy of John Day Canyon City Parks and Recreation)