From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — Colorful water sprinklers, large buckets of water splashing children and giggles are all the rage at the new splash pad in Center Point’s Reed Harvey Park.
After years of planning, the pad and pavilion area is now open. The city has ordered picnic tables that will be added soon. Mayor Tom Henderson said the splash pad is a big step forward for the city of Center Point.
“We’ve been working on the splash pad for about five years,” said Henderson. “We had a lot of hurdles but it’s here now and we’re happy with it, especially happy that the kids have somewhere to go.”
The water is treated by city staff every two hours. The water is recycled through a large tank on the property. There will also be two city staff members on site during hours of operation. Henderson said surveillance cameras will also be added to the property.
“I’m really proud of it. I think it will be great for the community,” said Henderson.
The splash pad was funded partly by a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Land and Water Conservation Fund. The grant paid for about $100,000 of the $180,000 splash pad. The city paid the remainder.
Entrance to the splash pad is $1 per person for residents. The price is $4 for non-residents. The pavilion and splash pad area can be rented by residents for $50 for two hours. The rental price is doubled for non-residents.
Reed Harvey Park also has a Veterans Memorial, a Senior Center, walking trails and a playground. It’s at 335 Polly Reed Road, Center Point.
For more information or to reserve the splash pad, contact Michelle at (205) 545-8555, ext. 102.