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April 3, 2013

Claremore getting new splash pad

CLAREMORE — The Claremore City Council approved Monday $210,395 for construction of the Claremore Splash Pad. 

“The splash pad is a long- awaited park amenity that will be a nice addition to our park system,” said Joe Kays, director Claremore Parks and Recreation.  
Claremore Parks and Recreation Department will be funding the project that was budgeted in July 2012 from the Sales Tax Park Fund. Councilors accepted the low bid from Jonesplan LLC.
The project will be located at Claremore Lake Park near the first metal shelter and is scheduled for  completion in July.
As a part of the planned development, the new feature will make use of existing facilities to provide additional conveniences for park guest, according to Kays.
The 1,600 square foot splash pad will feature several water play structures including three water cannons, two water tunnels, three ground geysers, aqua domes, jet sprays and spidy sprays.
A shade structure in the center of the splash pad will provide shelter for children while they cool off, according to Kays.
The pad itself can hold between 40-60 people at one time and is designed for toddlers to adults.
In addition to the near by shelter and splash pad, the development will include a seat wall, bench amenities and trash cans.
A decorative split rail fence and large landscaping boulders will compliment the feature. 
“It is going to be a nice project, the community will enjoy it,” Kays said. “ We are excited to get it started and more excited for it to be completed.”

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