Designer gives splash pad update

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Designers unveiled an artist’s rendering of the Atmore Rotary Club’s Splash Pad at the club’s meeting on Tuesday.

John Kilpatrick, project manager for J.A. Dawson and Co., spoke about the process of building splash pads, their specifications and their uses. The splash pad will be located next to Heritage Park.

Kilpatrick said he’s been doing this for 13 years, and for the Atmore design, his company came up with a specific flow system for the city.

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The flow system requires 100 gallons or less of water needed to operate per minute, he said.

Within the design itself, the Atmore splash pad will have a train theme, a three-arm bucket, ground sprays and other features, he said, adding that all of the features will be on at the same time.

“It’s a simple system to take care of,” Kilpatrick said.

Kilpatrick talked about the timeline from the start of construction to completion.

The splash pad is a joint effort between the Atmore Rotary Club, the Atmore Lions Club and the city of Atmore.