'North Bay's Family of Rotary' - the Rotary Clubs of North Bay and North Bay-Nipissing, are working closely with City of North staff on this exciting project. Our goal is to be up and running by late July.
Since 2007, the Splash Pad Project has been on our planning agendas. Our desire to create a legacy for the community and to provide a catalyst for development initiatives in the Downtown-Waterfront area. The Splash Pad, for “Kids from 2 to 102", will be fully accessible to all!
Splash Pads offer many benefits. Healthy active living, socialization of children, inter-generational participation, affordable recreation, the creation of a local destination for tourists, residents and visitors, just to name a few. Some highlights of the project: 1. Splash Pad approximately 6,000 sq. ft. located behind North Bay Museum (as per the Downtown-Waterfront Master Plan). 2. 3 zones > toddlers, family area, and older children or youth. Site View and Proposed Water Features. 3. Landscaping and shelter structures for individuals and families to monitor play and provide a respite from the sun. 4. Estimate for the total Project is $650,000 (+HST). Includes site preparation and washroom/changeroom facilities.
PROGRESS (as of July 16, 2019)...
‘North Bay's Family of Rotary $250,000.
Donations received/pledged to date = $195,500. Goal = $250,000.00 (Phase I)
Grants to date = $150,000 [Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.] Goal = $300,000.00