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Your Input Needed on Parks Splash Pad Survey

Parks staff have been researching the cost and uses of a splash pad in a Muskego, and now it's your turn to weigh in.

Summer may be a fond memory now, but the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department would like to ask your opinion on a warm weather feature that they are considering installing in the parks, or at least one to start with.

Donovan Winter is an intern who has been helping out the department, and his key focus of late has been a research of splash pads in other municipalities, their costs and construction. He told Muskego Patch that the most likely parks that could accommodate a splash pad would be either Moorland Park or Veteran's Memorial Park.

A splash pad is an area for water play that has no standing water, and they can incorporate various water elements like fountains, geysers, showers and water cannons to encourage more interactive play. Summerfest has a simple spout design, and waterparks like Noah's Ark take the idea to the nth degree. The benefit of splash pads over pools is that no life guards would be required to run them, and maintenance is generally lower.

The purpose of the survey, which consists of eight short questions, is to detemine if there is enough recreational demand with residents t justify adding the facility.

Take the survey here

The deadline for all surveys is Monday, Dec. 17. For additional information on the project or about splash pads in general, email Winter or call 262-679-4108. 

proud of muskego November 29, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Would rather have a community center that everyone could enjoy year round, especially since gym space is so limited here.
Denise Konkol November 29, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I've learned that Oak Creek's community center, which is beautiful, is not owned by the city, but run by community organizations. I love that idea. Nonprofits can have a place to meet and organize larger events and also receive rent income for hall space, gyms, etc. Worthy of thought, and I think Muskego's got at least 9 organizations that could come together to make it happen. Also a previous facility was roundly voted down about 10 years ago, but maybe it's time to revisit, especially if we keep it simple.

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