As the BLM’s decision making process for Little Ash Springs drags on, Friends of Pahranagat Valley in the meantime is working on another water recreation project.
The nonprofit group wants to create a splash pad at the Alamo Children’s Park. These are growing in popularity at municipal parks, providing water play for kids without the need of a lifeguard, as they generally have no standing water.
Splash pads feature various nozzles that shoot water in all kinds of directions and sequences. Friends of PV contacted SplashPadsUSA, a Utah company that has constructed them in St. George, Fillmore and other areas, and identified a 2,400 square foot splash pad, which includes several different water toys and nighttime lighting.
The Alamo Town Board in September approved building the splash pad at the park where the current sand volleyball pit is.
Friends of PV is beginning fundraising efforts, requesting contributions from the community as well as larger companies and foundations. The price tag on the project is $125,000, which would pay for complete construction, including a water tank, pump and filtration system.
The nonprofit is offering a custom engraved brick to individuals, families or organizations that make a $200-plus donation. The bricks would be installed around the splash pad. A smaller donation of $25 or more would place the contributor’s name on a plaque that will be installed at the splash pad.
More information on the project and how to contribute can be found at friendsofpv.org. Questions can be directed to Robin Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.