Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Sprayground at John Anderson Park Takes Shape

By Andrea Wood
 
PHOTO: On April 21, Walker Family Flatwork poured the concrete color for the John Anderson Spray Ground, working around the early stages of the water features. (Photo by Don Fowner)

Workers have been busy at Grandview’s John Anderson Park this spring, helping to create what the city hopes will be a great destination for families this summer.
 
The park, located off 135th Street on the west side of Grandview, is receiving a $550,000 make-over complete with a new 4,000 square-foot playground, sprayground water park, and shelter house.
 
When it opens in June, the free sprayground will include unique water features called The Misty Twisty, Water Cannon, Wally Whale Tail, Spray Loop Tunnel, and others.Mark your calendars for a fun ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 5th at 10am, wth food and fun planned from 11 am-2:00 pm.
The Grandview Elks will be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers, and will bring plenty chips and drinks for everyone as families enjoy being the first to explore the new park features.
 
A new restroom is also planned for John Anderson Park, which is scheduled for completion in July.
 
The project is funded by a $7.5 million bond approved by voters in August 2008.


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