In late-September 2018, the River Valley area in Edmonton saw the completion of a remarkable aquatic facility in Stillwater, a new residential development. The fully master-planned community embraces its surrounding nature, bringing the beauty of its landscape to life by including green areas alongside an all-encompassing amenity centre.
The making of a great aquatic splash pad starts well before the concrete is poured and spray features are installed. A thoughtful planning process is the first step to achieving an extraordinary play space. This is illustrated in the new splash pad at Prairie Winds Park in Calgary, Alta., which has now become a popular recreational destination for local families seeking refreshing summer fun.
Although an agreement-in-principle has been in place since 2014 for the construction of a new canine splash pad at Kilcona Park in Winnipeg, a local volunteer dog group says the city’s sponsorship program has stalled the project.
Edmonton city council is considering walking away from a new wading pool and splash pad project, adjacent to the lake at Hawrelak Park, after construction costs increased by $1.8 million in three years.