Atmore Splash

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A splash pad is coming to Atmore.

Through a partnership between the city and the Atmore Rotary Club, a splash pad is going to be built in the ballpark area across from Heritage Park.

Rotary Club Member Allen Walston said during Tuesday’s meeting that the city is planning on taking down the ball field closest to the scout hut for expansion. Mayor Jim Staff said the area will be used for parking and that the road between the parks will be closed.

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Walston said the cost of the splash pad will be $127,125. At present, the Rotary Club is applying for an Alabama RC&D Grant and other grants to help pay for the project.

“We’re moving ahead,” Walston said.

Atmore Rotary Club President Glen Davis said the city will take care of the landscaping and dress up around the splash pad.

Staff said once the pad is built, the city will maintain it and pay the water bill as well.

“I haven’t talked to anybody that doesn’t want one of these things,” Staff said. “People won’t have to go to Bay Minette to enjoy it. They’ll stay right here in town.”

The projected splash pad will be 1,800-square feet and will feature many fun additions.

Walston said the club is open for donations.

Those who are interested in donating to the splash pad project can send donations to the Rotary Club of Atmore, P.O. Box 327, Atmore, AL 36502.

Staff said this project is fantastic.

“It’s a great day in Atmore,” he said. “The citizens are coming together.”

Another civic organization will be presented the splash pad plans today at its meeting.