A local nonprofit is raising money to build a splash pad for the Alamo Children’s Park.
The Alamo Town Board has approved the addition of a splash pad to replace an an existing sand volleyball pit on the south end of the park, and the Friends of Pahranagat Valley group is accepting donations in order to build it.
The friends group was initially formed to address the overcrowding and subsequent closure of Little Ash Springs. As the Bureau of Land Management goes through its process of deciding the fate of Little Ash, the group elected to pursue the splash pad project.
“With no designated water recreation areas in the Valley for our kids (and kids at heart) to enjoy, a splash pad will be a wonderful and welcome addition,” Robin Rowley, group president, said in a letter to the community. “Our goal is to complete fundraising by the end of March and begin the construction process soon thereafter. We invite you to support us in this endeavor with a donation, which will be put towards the construction and maintenance costs of the splash pad. Anything you can do to help will be much appreciated.”
The group hopes to raise about $50,000 and plans to recognize all donors with commemorative items that will be placed in the area around the splash pad. These include:
Donations of any amount: name listed on a dedicatory plaque.
Donations of $200.00-$499.00: name placed on a 4×8” custom brick.
Donations of $500.00 and up: name placed on an 8×8” custom brick.
For the largest donors, metal benches with an engraved plaque will be placed at the splash pad.
Donations can be made on the group’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/friendsofpv/) or sent to Friends of Pahranagat Valley, P.O. Box 373; Alamo, NV 89001. The group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and donations are tax deductible.