Contract awarded for construction
of Splash Pads
February 27, 2017
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At its Monday night meeting, Saugeen Shores Town Council awarded a contract for construction of the Port Elgin and Southampton splash pads to A.B.C. Recreation Ltd. at a cost (plus HST of $211,286 for Port Elgin and $142,013 for Southampton ).
According to a staff report, Staff has been working closely with the Port Elgin Lion’s Club Splash Pad Fundraising Committee and the Southampton Rotary Splash Pad Committee for the construction of two splash pads to be constructed in the Town of Saugeen Shores. As part of this process the Town issued an RFP for interested contractors to submit proposals for the design and construction of two splash pads.
The Port Elgin Splash Pad budget was approved at $368,000 for completion of a splash pad, trail development, washroom enhancements as well as landscaping.
The Southampton Splash Pad budget was approved at $150,000 which also includes pathways from the parking lot to the splash pad.
A.B.C. Recreation Ltd. was able to provide a cost saving as they were approved contractor to construct both.
The proposed budget presented in June, 2016
for the Lions
Club Port Elgin splash pad was:
Splash pad construction (and retention
Total consideration $362,021
Southampton Rotary splash pad: Supply, build
and commission $120,000 Landscaping $5,000
Total Project $150,000
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The150 sq. metre pad will adopt a ‘Fire Fighting Theme’ in recognition of its proximity to the Southampton Fire Hall. The fully accessible design will combine the sensations of water movement in a ‘zero-depth’ play space that includes various in ground and above ground features that spray water in different patterns and directions, cooling off the visitors, ranging from toddlers thro’ to early teens, on those hot summer days. Used water from the pad will be recycled for park irrigation, streetscape watering and to replenish the Fire Departments Fire Trucks.
Southampton's Splash Pad project is already well in hand given that detailed planning only started in the Fall of 2016.
The pad will be located in the Rotary Jubilee Accessible Playground that was opened in 2010 with a pad always part of the original park design.
John Conlin, Southampton Rotary Club
President, said that "It's an exciting day for Saugeen Shores as we
are now going to be able to complete our vision of building a splash
pad at Jubilee Park and with Port Elgin's splash pad, children will
have two new play areas by this summer."
Approved 2017 Capital budget of $30,000 for Southampton Splash Pad and $75,000 for Port Elgin Splash Pad.
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Monday, February 27, 2017