POINT PLEASANT — The fundraising efforts for the spray park (splash pad) at Krodel Park, have kicked into high gear with a $5,000 donation recently being made by City National Bank.
Now that the Krodel Park Playground upgrade project is on its way to completion, city officials feel they can devote more time, exclusively, to the splash pad.
“I want to thank City National Bank for their kind monetary donation to be used toward the spray park at Krodel Park,” Mayor Brian Billings said. “The City National banking family, like others who have donated, see the impact and benefit this will add to this 44-acre park.”
Billings said the goal is to continue to upgrade, and bring more activity to, “this beautiful area of our historic city.”
Leigh Ann Shepard serves on Point Pleasant City Council, is a member of the recreation committee and was a driving force in the playground upgrade and those fundraising efforts. Shepard is also an employee of City National Bank.
“City National is pleased to support the efforts to install a splash pad at Krodel Park,” she said. “The splash pad will not only enhance our outdoor recreation facilities in the community but will also provide a safe place of play for our children.”
Billings added, the plan is to have the playground complete in June, while the Walking Trail Committee, along with city officials, are still waiting on funding to begin to impact the new walking area around the 22-acre lake.
Still, Billings feels this is the beginning of changes and improvements to one of the city’s premiere recreation spots.
“Now we begin our charge to see that the long-awaited spray park will be possibly completed in 2018,” he said. “Individuals and other businesses have helped us by making a donation to reach our goal of an estimated $80,000, plus for the completed facility.”
Billings explained the entire project includes the spray pad, spray fixtures, benches, restrooms, pump house, landscaping and fencing, etc.
For more information on how you can donate, contact the City of Point Pleasant at 304-675-2360.
In addition, Billings and other members of the spray park team will be collecting donations in front of the city building on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.