Construction begins on Longview's largest water playground
POSTED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 10:14am
Longview, TX — Work has begun on the City of Longview’s most ambitious splash pad ever.
The Jack Mann Splash Pad – named in honor of the late civic leader – will be a mega-water wonderland for kids which will encompass 10,000 square feet of water fountains, spouts and sprinklers.
By comparison, the city’s other three water pads at Spring Hill, Broughton Park and Stamper Park, are each about 1,000 square feet.
Target date for opening the Jack Mann Splash Pad in Lear Park is, appropriately, June 22, when the city holds its annual Splash Day at the Longview Swim Center and Ingram Park.
The splash pad is a collaborative project of the City of Longview, the Longview Economic Development Board and the private sector, said fundraising chairman Les Rickett.
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