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July 23, 2012

It’s taken years from the time this splash pad was first mentioned to the day the water was turned on and officially named the Morgan City Riverside Splash Pad.  I know; I’ve written at least four articles about Morgan’s splash pad in the last two years and edited six just since May.  

It’s taken years from the time this splash pad was first mentioned to the day the water was turned on and officially named the Morgan City Riverside Splash Pad.  I know; I’ve written at least four articles about Morgan’s splash pad in the last two years and edited six just since May.  

July 18, 2012

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

July 16, 2012

This Friday, July 13may just be a lucky day after all for Morgan residents. The long awaited and much anticipated splash pad will open for the public. For years, local residents have dreamed of something to help cool off on hot summer days. Looking for fun for the kids and refuge from the heat, many Morgan families would make long trips to enjoy the refreshing water found at other cities’ splash pads. Now they can enjoy this same summer favorite right here in Morgan.  Last year Riverside Park was updated with new playground equipment and this year it will be topped off with a splash pad of its own. Morgan residents will be able to enjoy one of the largest splash pads in Utah. The Morgan splash pad features 26 different water features; 10 above ground and 16 in ground. Covering over 70’ by 70’ of space, the Morgan splash pad is second in terms of size right behind Vernal, and has more water features than any other in the state of Utah. 

This Friday, July 13may just be a lucky day after all for Morgan residents. The long awaited and much anticipated splash pad will open for the public. For years, local residents have dreamed of something to help cool off on hot summer days.

July 6, 2012

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

June 5, 2012

Morgan City broke ground this week on the new splash pad.  It is expected to be completed by the end of June and will be available for use in time for the fourth of July celebration.  There will be no cost to use the splash pad.  

Morgan City broke ground this week on the new splash pad.  It is expected to be completed by the end of June and will be available for use in time for the fourth of July celebration.  There will be no cost to use the splash pad.  

June 5, 2012

Morgan City is set to begin construction next week on the splash pad at Riverside Park.  The city has been raising funds for more than a year and is continuing to do so.  Many of the splash pad features have been sponsored by local businesses and some of the construction work has been donated as well.  The city has had donations from groups of mothers and grandmothers as well as many residents from all over the county.  They city has also conducted fund-raising activities throughout the last year such as selling hot dogs at last year’s Independence Day Celebration.  The city has raised the funds necessary to begin construction, but is still requesting donations to provide funding for additional water features as well as benches.

May 5, 2012

Morgan city has received final approval for the construction of the splash pad.  They expect now to begin construction in May and have the facility ready for use this summer.  Sponsorship opportunities continue, however.  

Morgan city has received final approval for the construction of the splash pad.  They expect now to begin construction in May and have the facility ready for use this summer.  Sponsorship opportunities continue, however.  

April 21, 2012

City Mayor Jim Egbert and Council Members Shelly Betz and Tony London appeared before the county on Tuesday.  The city has been raising funds for more than a year and has raised more than $66,000 from county residents and businesses to date to build a splash pad in the county.  Member Betz said, “When the mayor and I were first elected there was the lack of a water facility here in Morgan County…We did a lot of field trips to visit splash pads…We talked Weber Morgan Health and the Department of Water Resources…We decided that this is something we absolutely could do in Morgan County and that is was possible through donations from the community.”  She reported that the splash pad design was developed through significant community input.  Splash pads are designed for children of all ages and they also work well for children with disabilities.  

October 17, 2011

 

The first phase of the splash pad fund raising has finished successfully as the city raised the initial $30,000.  The total amount needed to be raised is $100,000.  The city is continuing to accept donations from all county residents.  While the splash pad will be located in Morgan City, it will be used by the entire county.  Please continue to support the splash pad.

 

September 15, 2011

The city has reached their first milestone in raising money for the splash pad.  The initial target to ensure that there was sufficient support for the project was to raise $25,000.  They exceeded this number last week as the total amount raised moved above $30,000.  

 

May 23, 2011

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

 

September 19, 2010

Is the hot weather getting you down?  Are you looking for a way to cool off?  The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.  
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park.  The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms.  The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.

Is the hot weather getting you down?  Are you looking for a way to cool off?  The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.  

September 19, 2010

The city council held an informational meeting with county residents on Tuesday to discuss the potential of a splash pad, improvements to the playground equipment, and other improvements at Riverside Park.

The city council held an informational meeting with county residents on Tuesday to discuss the potential of a splash pad, improvements to the playground equipment, and other improvements at Riverside Park.  The city council has been reviewing these items for the last few months and is now reaching out to citizens for comments before action is taken.