July 16, 2014

Splashpad construction underway

Construction on the splashpad at Rotary Centennial Park began July 15th. Here are some details on this much-anticipated new CPRD park amenity.

The splashpad will be 36' wide and 63' long. It will feature 22 sprayheads–the tallest waterspout reaching about 5 to 6 feet tall. Four of these are what are called Bubblers which are meant for toddlers, and only rise about a foot tall. 

The concrete pad will be etched in the shape of Yamhill County, which you can see in the artistic rendering. Note that this is only conceptual, so the final splashpad will not look exactly like you see here (There will be no umbrellas, but bases will be installed to accommodate them if we add them in the future). 

CPRD is delighted to be able to add this splashpad at Rotary Centennial Park to its park amenities for the public to enjoy. The public has asked for this, and the community has come together to make this dream a reality. Chehalem Park and Recreation District's mission is to connect and enrich our community through parks, recreation, open space, natural resources, and educational opportunities.

Mortenson Construction is the main contractor on this project. Mortenson came forward at a CPRD Board of Directors meeting and generously offered to build the pad as a community project, just as a group of interested residents was about to submit a petition to the Board expressing their desire for a splashpad. The proverbial stars had aligned, and the timing was right! The resulting project has been a coordination of many in the community. 

The approximate estimated value of the materials is $58,000. Almost all of the materials and labor have been donated for this true community project. 

"It's all for the kids," says Mortenson Construction Superintendent Jerrid Tompkins.

Here are other contributors. 

City of Newberg
Lynch Mechanical
Emery & Sons
Crabtree Rock Company
Play & Splash
Farwest Steel
Cal Portland
Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
LaRusso Concrete Finishing
Davidson’s Masonry
United Site Services
Newberg Early Bird Rotary Club
Newberg Noon Rotary Club
Newberg Steel 
Wilson & Sons Trucking

Thank you to everyone, including the many interested community members who have invested their time and energy into making this dream become a reality. 

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