After two years of planning and delays due to rain, construction crews will begin work on a new splash pad in Powder Creek Park in Bonham on Monday.
“We will have a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, July 22 at 10 a.m. then construction will begin,” said Bonham City Councilman Ward 1 Tony Rodriguez.
The City of Bonham and the Bonham Economic Development Co-Op have been working on the project for over two years.
The splash pad is estimated to be roughly 25ft by 40ft and feature cannons, buckets that drop water, misting jets and more that will provide endless hours of fun for the entire family.
Rodriguez explained there will a button patrons can press to start the water features which will last for 15-minutes before needing to be pressed again, therefore, saving water when the splash pad isn’t being used. The splash pad will be open to the public and FREE with access for the disabled.
“This is all about the children and we want every child in Fannin County to enjoy this feature,” Rodriguez said. “We have done a lot of research to make it friendly to children with disabilities.”
The Bonham Police Department will also be monitoring the spalsh pad with security cameras that will be installed during constrution.
PHOTO: Parks Director Ronnie Hill and Bonham Councilman Ward 1 Tony Rodriguez (Submitted)