Grantville splash park grand opening today

by Clay Neely

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The new Grantville splash park, opening today for the summer season, promises fun for the entire family. 


The long-awaited Grantville splash park opens today at the Grantville Community Center, 92 Post Street. 

Admission for the splash park will be approximately $1 per person and the facilities will also be available for public and private rental. The splash park features a water tree, water rings, water buckets and a special area just for toddlers. 

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony today at 11 a.m. and representatives of the Grantville Police and Coweta County Fire departments will be on hand grilling hot dogs while the fire trucks will be on display for the children to explore. An ice cream truck will also be on hand for a cool snack. 

While the splash park is currently set to be open throughout the summer months until Labor Day, Grantville’s recently-hired recreation director, Michelle Huffstickler, said that the splash park could remain open until it is no longer seasonally permissible. 

“The Grantville splash park will provide a safe, fun and creative atmosphere for children and their families to enjoy for many years to come,” said Huffstickler. “The Grantville splash park is the hottest new place to cool down.”

In April 2013, the city of Grantville agreed to spend $151,995 on the 3,200-square-foot splash park, with Tom Moore Builder Inc. winning the final bid for construction. The splash park was built on the site of one of Grantville's former public swimming pools at Post Street Park.

“This is not just a recreation park, it is an investment in our community,” said Grantville Mayor Jim Sells. “Improving recreation improves our children and thus our future and attracts people to Grantville. While that extra penny spend to fund SPLOST is hard to notice, results like the Grantville splash park are extraordinary in our small city. It is an asset we are all proud of. We look forward to seeing the families in town and the surrounding community coming together building memories and I look forward to seeing a lot more of my grandkids this summer!”



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