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ELC moves forward with RWC spray park plan

November 26, 2018
David Swartz - Managing Editor ( , Estherville News

The Estherville Lincoln Central School Board unanimously agreed last week to move forward with plans for a spray park outside the Regional Wellness Center.

At its regular meeting Monday, the board was presented with a tentative timeline of a June 1, 2019 opening.

However much needs to be done before that can happen.

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ELC Superintendent Tara Paul said the funds to pay for the park would need to come from community donations and fundraisers.

CRS Designs from Verona, Wis., submitted a rendered concept for the spray park for the school board's review.

The spray park could include the following:

n 4,000 square foot splashpad with multiple age zones or bays

n 2-12 year-old playground structure

n Two bay swing set with two 5-12-age seats; one accessible seat and one toddler seat

n Concrete plaza surrounding play area splashpad and central plaza area

n 20-by-20-foot fabric shade in central plaza area

n Two picnic tables for central plaza area

n Several 6-foot benches throughout the area for parental seating.

To be ready for a June 1 opening the following timeline would have to be met

o Collaborate on design with owner (November-December)

o Come to final agreement on design and discuss purchase process and timing of funds (January)

o Place purchase order with manufacturers (Feb. 1)-50 percent down payment due

o Complete engineered draw package and submit plans/fees to health department (Late February)

o Receive approval from health department (Mid April usually takes 4-6 weeks)

o Construction begins (May 1)

o Construction complete (May 31)

o Splashpad open (June 1)

In other business Monday, the school board entered into an maintenance agreement with the City of Estherville for snow removal on the access road west of the RWC.

The board also approved a land trade with the city in which the city will receive Lincoln Park and ELC will receive the baseball field.



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