About a week ago Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long was about to bust at the seams with some exciting news he could not give out at that time. On Wednesday the news could finally be released.
According to a Press Release from the Park District and the City Manager’s Office, an anonymous donor pledged up to $200,000 to create a new splash pad at Wooden Wonderland.
According to Long, this will not be just your average Splash Pad either. This thing is to be based on the Splash Canyon in Oregon. City Manager Dan Langloss said the donor said they wanted something with a wow factor to it. He said they are looking at something with different levels, seating areas, restroom facilities and etc.
The donor gifted up to $200,000, but Langloss said the preliminary cost is around $300.000. He went on to say they are using this as a challenge for others in the community to step up and do their part.
Both Langloss and Long said this is what happens when government entities work together. Langloss said this is only the beginning.
Planning for the project will begin immediately and Langloss said they hope to turn the water on and let the kids have fun by the summer of 2019.