Walnut Splash Pad dedication set for June 3rd


May 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Walnut Splash Pad (artist's conceptual drawing)

Nearly two-years after the concept of creating a water attraction in Walnut was devised, a dedication ceremony for the new, $200,000 “Splash Pad” will be held next week. The event at Fireman’s Park takes place 5-p.m. Friday, June 3rd. Completion of the project was made possible through a variety of fundraising efforts, donations and grants.

City officials say the “opening day” celebration and dedication ceremony will feature hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks, for your free-will donation. There will also be a variety of giveaways, and the final chance for you to enter a quilt raffle, the drawing for which takes place at 7-p.m. that day.

Order forms will be available also, for you to purchase a memorial or honorary brick, that will become a permanent part of the Walnut Splash Pad. “Cash Splash” tickets will be available as well, for a raffle that takes place in August.

The City of Walnut will be giving away 26- $50 prizes, 4- $150 prizes, and one grand prize of $1,000. One $20 ticket enters you for all 31 drawings, and it is possible to win multiple times.

Be sure to bring your family, camera and lawn chairs to the Walnut Splash Pad dedication and grand opening ceremony, on Friday, June 3rd, at 5-p.m. And, prepare to “get wet!”