There is no guarantee, but people are optimistic that a modern water and energy conserving splash pad will be open for children in Picton sometime this summer.
The cost to build the splash pad, in front of the arena in Picton, is estimated to be $247,000.
Local fundraisers have raised over $213,000 to date, and it’s expected all of the money will be in hand by the end of April.
There have been several large donations, including $100,000 from county businessman Michael Hymus. Mr. Hymus also pledged $100,000 over 10 years to help with operating costs.
It’s estimated the splash pad will cost about $35,000 a year to operate.