Century’s Splash Pad Opening Delayed Again

October 19, 2016

Century’s new splash pad is still not operational, weeks after it was installed.

In early September, the splash pad was operational at times, but it was turned off awaiting the installation of a new part. The replacement part was installed, but did not function properly. Now, another replacement part is on order and is on its way from Israel, Century Mayor Freddie McCall said.

Once the splash pad is up and running, a grand opening and official hours will be announced.

A $50,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant was awarded to the town last October to fund the splash pad. The competitive grant program provides state funds to develop lands for public outdoor recreational use, such as building or renovating sports facilities or playgrounds. Century was the only recipient of the grant last year in Escambia County.

Pictured: Century’s new splash pad was operational for just a short period of time in September, but it failed to operate properly. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Century’s Splash Pad Opening Delayed Again”

  1. Ben on October 20th, 2016 8:18 am

    Can we get a Willy Water Bug and a garden hose set up for those kids?

  2. Citizen on October 19th, 2016 12:34 pm

    The town employees are working as fast as they can. Things take time and effort. Hopefully it will be enjoyed next year. I am also very much in favor of the town looking into being able to utilize the natural resources of our water near us for recreation and perhaps clean industry. Could the planning and zoning make a way for a River Walk or the County open an area to Big Escambia Creek. Could the old mill site entice a brewery of some kind. Abundant natural water is an untapped resource in the area. Keep up the good work Century. Keep pushing forward.

  3. bewildered on October 19th, 2016 9:14 am

    Funny story! Looks like the parts in the flash pad are not synchronized. Could it be because they are all manufactured in different parts of the world? I agree no need to repair it now – they should wait until next year.

  4. CW on October 19th, 2016 5:35 am

    I see a lot of bare dirt in the background. How are they going to keep that from becoming a muddy mess?

  5. Sam on October 19th, 2016 5:20 am

    Glad the town built it. It will be in the forties this weekend. No hurry for parts now.

  6. William on October 19th, 2016 1:41 am

    >>Israel? Companies in America dont sell and install splash pads?

    The splash pad was purchased from and installed by an American company. But this one part apparently is made Israel.

  7. Jason on October 19th, 2016 1:30 am

    Israel? Companies in America dont sell and install splash pads? Thousands of Americans desperately need good paying jobs and that FREE GRANT MONEY – aka taxpayer dollars – should have been spent buying American!

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