WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) – Wichita County Medical Alliance is fundraising to build a splash pad. It will be added to Hamilton Park, a park that was also a project for this group.
“What we are wanting to do is offer fun recreation to the communities for families to be outside and as we all know it gets very hot a lot of days out of the year not only when the weather is great but when its hot and so along with the splash area we are going to have more covered shade areas for people to sit right long where the playground is located now,” said Schacter.
Wichita County Medical Alliance members started meeting and fundraising for the project last month. The group previously completed the playground at Hamilton as known as Doctor Park WCMA says this project is solely donation based and they are counting on communities to step up.
“So this a private project through Wichita County Medical Alliance we’re really hoping the community can get behind the Splash Pad. We said we are going raise money one drop at a time so its 10 or 20 donations. We also have the ability to support the project by buying a brick For $150 dollars you can put you grandchildren, business, name on a brick and all that money will go to building this splash pad,” said Schacter.
Members of the Alliance acknowledge they have a ways to go but they are confident with the communities help… Wichita Falls will get its first Splash Pad.
“It is really is tied to the fundraising project. So this project the total amount we want to raise is $275,000 and so currently from January until today we raised $15,000. As you can see we have a long way to go but when everyone in the community wants to support and get involved I’m sure we will be able to raise that funds,” Schacter.
The pad will be open to people of all ages and will be free to use.
Amber Schacter, the president of WCMA says she hopes the splash pad will be up by 2020 by really the funds will determine that.