Location: Madison, Wis.
Project submitted by: Water Technology Inc.
Children of all ages gathered at Reindahl Park in Madison this past August to experience the inaugural activation of the new splash pad. Funded in part by the city and through donations, the splash pad is free and open to the public throughout the summer months.
The 2,200-square-foot splash pad, easily accessible from other areas of the park via two access points, is designed as three connecting spray zones, each appealing to a slightly different age group. Adjacent to the splash pad are shade shelters and picnic tables, as well as a mechanical support/concessions building. The existing park contained restrooms and a park shelter that were repurposed for the benefit of the community and park users.
The sprays are activated by a touch-sensor cap integrated into a unique flower design that blends with the rest of the spray elements. Water in the splash pad is supplied via a recirculating system, which is operationally less expensive and more environmentally sustainable. A unique remote-monitoring system will be connected to the splash pad's mechanical systems for the convenience of Madison's park maintenance department.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology Inc., Beaver Dam, Wis.
Square Footage: 2,200
Occupancy: August 2014
Chemical control systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Filtration Systems: Pentair
Sanitization Systems: Pulsar
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures International
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