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Pequot Lakes Splash Pad
On November 2, 2021, the city council voted to approve the construction of the splash pad, in Trailside park, starting the spring of 2022, using non-levied tax funds.
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About This Project
My name is Jenni Gonczy, I am a resident of Pequot Lakes, a stay at home mother to two children, Commissioner on the Pequot Lakes Planning and Zoning Committee and the new fundraising coordinator for the Pequot Lakes Splash Pad Organization. The City of Pequot Lakes has a certain charm that allures people of all ages. I first fell in love with this city 20 years ago, when I was still in high school. The central park, citizens within the community and generous businesses are just a few reasons why I love this town.
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How You Can Help
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated! You can either stop by one of our many events, or drop off your donation in person at Merritt Jewelers in Pequot Lakes.
We love our community and we are always looking for volunteers to help us out at our upcoming fundraising events. Contact us for information on how you can help,
LEAVE YOUR MARK
We invite you to participate in out dedication paver footpath. This will be located in Trailside Park. All patrons are welcome to dedicate a paver in honor of family, friends and more!
Keep up with our events by following up on Facebook! We offer various events around time that provide opportunities for you to donate and support the Pequot Lakes Splash Pad project.
Questions? We Have answers
Frequently Asked Questions
A splash pad is a 0 depth water amenity with vertical spray features ranging from
bubbling geysers to 15ft dump buckets and all ranges in between. Our splash pad is a
50ft diameter pad, which is average for the size of our area and location.
The goal is to have construction completed before July 4th.
Yes. Funds are held by Community Action of Pequot Lakes, non-profit 501c3
The splash pad will be located adjacent to Trailside Park Playground on the south side.
Several years ago an anonymous donation was earmarked for a splash
pad. Further research regarding splash revealed many benefits including handicap
accessibility and 0% risk of drowning. Aside from a rustic beach on East Twin Lake,
Pequot Lakes lacks an easily accessible public access to swim. A splash pad will offer a
safe and easily accessible water amenity to the city.
The city council has voted to move forward with the project and have earmarked some
park dedication fees so the project can begin construction. We are hoping to raise the
additional $50k so we can leave those park dollars in place for future projects.
$5,000+ – Name on the upper panel of the permanent Splash Pad sign on site
$2,500 – $5,000 – Name on the lower panel of the permanent Splash Pad sign on site
$1,000 – $2,500 – Logo embellished park benches and picnic tables (limited availability)
$1,000 – 9×12 engraved dedication Paver
$150 – 6×6 engraved dedication Paver
An estimated water usage was calculated to be $38,500 per year max based on
calculations provided by the splash pad company. The city will be paying this so as not
to offset water costs to public water users. These water costs will not be paid with levied
dollars, rather using park dedication fees, rents and franchise fees.