Construction Underway on Splash Pad in Swift-Cantrell Park

March 10th, 2017 by Pam Davis

A ground breaking ceremony marked the start of construction on Swift-Cantrell Park’s new splash pad, designed to mist, spray and soak people of all ages when completed and open in June. The splash pad is a collaborative effort between the City of Kennesaw and Cobb County.

Attending the ceremony were Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling, Councilmember James Eaton, and City Manager Jeff Drobney; Cobb County Director of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Jimmy Gisi; Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, City Manager Brian Bulthuis, and Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources Director James Albright; and several members of the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation Board of Directors. During the program, Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation Board chair Lee Johnson presented the city with a check for $40,000 which will contribute to the construction cost; the majority of the $425,000 cost of the project comes from the FY 2016 SPLOST.

The 3,200-foot facility will offer various water play options appealing to all ages that generate little or no standing water and will be monitored when open. The showers and ground nozzles are controlled by a motion sensor. A non-stick, rubberized surface should help limit injuries and is durable enough for daily use. Elements will include a fountain spray, ground geyser, jet stream, magic mist, and multiple sea silhouettes. The contractor is Scott Singleton.

Swift Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw.