The splash pad at Brush Creek Lake Park will now undergo a full renovation and small expansion following a unanimous council approval Dec. 21.

The backstory

Brush Creek Lake Park’s splash pad is being reconstructed due to its old age and condition, Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Mike DeVito said at the meeting.

City staff has recommended the existing splash pad be demolished and rebuilt with new, modernized equipment.

“Over the last two decades, the technology for splash pads has just really changed a lot, so it is time to modernize,” DeVito said.

A closer look

The renovated splash pad will have a nature-based theme, DeVito said, including related features such as trees, rocks and animal figurines.

The reconstruction of the splash pad is being completed in conjunction with the new playground project at Brushy Creek Lake Park, according to the city.

Costing about $1.1 million, the splash pad project will be funded through the city’s 4B Community Development Corporation, officials said.

Looking ahead

DeVito said both the playground project and reconstruction of the splash pad is projected to be completed in late spring or early summer, contingent upon the weather.