Fenelon Falls splash pad gets a test run tomorrow

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KAWARTHA LAKES-The much anticipated splash pad in Fenelon Falls will get a test run on Thursday.

The Fenelon Falls splash pad project is being constructed as a community led project. The Fenelon Falls Rotary Club is managing the project, which includes a total cost of $236,000. The City contributed $7500 to the project through tax support from the 50/50 Capital Partnership Fund.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, councillors directed a voluntary $10,000 donation from the City of Kawartha Lakes from Evergreen Power Limited to the community funding component of the Fenelon Falls splash pad project.

In June 2017, Evergreen Power Limited made a deputation to Council to request a resolution of support for the proposed Small FIT Solar Project at 390 Northline Road. At the same time, the company noted a voluntary $10,000 donation to Council to use at its discretion.“This is a worthy community project that is accessible to all residents of Kawartha Lakes. I’m pleased that we can supplement the community fundraising efforts by allocating the donation from Evergreen Power Limited,” commented Mayor Letham.

The city says allocating this voluntary donation will help to meet the projects’s funding requirements without possible reliance on additional tax-support funding if fundraising targets are not reached.

Members of the public are invited to attend a test-run of the splash pad. See it in action, meet with the community members and members of Council behind the success of the project.

Date: Thursday October 12
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Garnet Graham Beach Park, 98 Francis Street West, Fenelon Falls