Canby’s brand-new and long-awaited splash pad will be up and running by Memorial Day 2020, according to the rather ambitious schedule proposed by the city’s newly hired contractor on the project, 2KG Contractors, a Portland firm that specializes in construction projects with narrow time windows.
Mayor Brian Hodson updated the Canby City Council at last week’s meeting regarding the much-anticipated project, which will be built at Maple Street Park, either on currently undeveloped land at the park or in place of the existing tennis courts.
The cost of the project will depend on the design the city chooses and whatever bells and whistles they ultimately settle on (see the gallery below for some examples), but the tentative costs set forth by 2KG in their proposal to the city ranged from approximately $345,000 to more than $380,000.
Note: The designs below are only general concepts the contractor, 2KG, set forth in their proposal to the city. The design of Canby’s splash pad may follow any one of these general ideas, or it may be something completely different.
2KG also highlighted other splash pads that have been brought to life by Anderson Poolworks and WHPacific — two of the subcontractors they plan to use for this project. Their experience includes designing and building the splash pads at Riverfront Park in Salem, Walnut Street Park and Magnolia Neighborhood Park in Hillsboro and Centennial Park in Woodburn.
2KG’s was selected over two other proposals the city received, one from T Edge Construction in Happy Valley and the other from Splash Zone LLC, based in Mesa, Ariz.
A splash pad has been one of the most requested new features by city residents and park users for years. The project was finally given the green light late last year, and Maple Street — the city’s largest park — was selected by the City Council after considering several other locations in town.