Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Construction has wrapped on the new splash pad at Walker Park.
The City Council in January approved a $370,000 contract for construction of the splash pad, which also included a new restroom facility.
The money came from the park development fund, which is fueled by the parks department’s share of the city’s hotel, motel and restaurant (HMR) tax. The city collects a 2 percent tax on hotel/motel stays and prepared food sales. Half of the money goes to pay for parks maintenance, operations and capital improvements. The other 1 percent goes to the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission.
The city took public comment before selecting a location for the new splash pad, which was built north of the skate park and west of the playground area.
Parks department officials had hoped to have the new facility open by mid-summer, but delays cut into the timeline, meaning the splash pad won’t open until the weather warms up in 2019.
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