Splash pad proposed for North Logan’s Mountain View Park

NORTH LOGAN — The City Council heard a proposal to improve Meadow View Park from Public Works Director Alan Luce. The proposed improvements include a walking path and a water feature. The improvements are projected to cost around $120,000.To help pay for the project, Luce said the Public Works Department plans to submit a grant proposal to get $70,000 in RAPZ funding from the county. RAPZ grants come from a .1 percent sales tax collected in the county, and funds are awarded to communities and groups for projects that benefit the public.The water feature is a splash pad, or a concrete pad with water jets for children to play in.Councilman Roger Anderson asked Luce how much the splash pad might incur in ongoing maintenance costs.Luce said he has talked with several cities who own splash pads about ongoing costs and heard they were relatively low.”As you know, Providence has installed one, and theirs is used beyond belief,” Luce said. “It is a very attractive feature in their park.”Luce said the water feature will only run when in use, cutting water consumption. “Basically, you turn it on with a button,” he said. “A kid runs up and pushes the button and it runs for a five to six minute cycle.” The water will shut off on a timer in the evening and turn back on in the morning, so even if the button is pressed at night the feature won’t run, Luce said.

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