Park and Recreations Committee approves splash pad proposal
City council vote expected in March
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – The City of Tomahawk Park and Recreations Committee last week gave the thumbs up to a company’s proposal to construct a splash pad in Washington Square Park.
The proposal will be sent to the City of Tomahawk Common Council for a final vote.
The committee voted unanimously on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to approve a proposal from Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), a Verona, Wis.-based firm that specializes in recreation products and services designed specifically for commercial clients.
MSA Professional Services, a Baraboo, Wis.-headquartered company focused on community and land development projects, has been collaborating with the city on revitalizing Washington Square Park, also known as “Toddler Park,” on N. 4th St.
MSA put out a request for bids for the splash pad equipment and the installation of the equipment, and CRS was the only responsive bidder.
CRS represents Vortex, a Canadian company that provides equipment for splash pads, waterparks and resorts.
Prior to the vote during last week’s meeting at City Hall, the committee discussed CRS’s proposed design with Raine Gardner and Lucas Geiger of MSA.
CRS’s current rendering plays on a Northwoods theme, featuring fish, pine trees and cattails.
Gardner noted that CRS’s proposed concept serves as a starting point to work from, and if the city council gives the final go-ahead to work with CRS and Vortex, MSA can assist the city in making adjustments during the design process.
The City of Tomahawk Common Council is expected to vote on the proposal in March.