Stillwater Medical Center, Vice President of Support Services / Steven Taylor
Stillwater Medical Center, the Stillwater Community Foundation and the Stillwater Masonic Lodge are donating funds to build a splash pad at both Boomer Lake Park and Southern Woods Park. This project is a partnership among SMC, the City of Stillwater, the Stillwater Community Foundation and the Stillwater Masonic Lodge.
Overview: In February 2015, the City of Stillwater and the Stillwater Medical Center began meeting to discuss splash pad location, amenities, budget, logistics and details of the project. After reviewing the available funds, it was determined that two splash pads could be constructed. Boomer Lake Park and Southern Woods Park were both selected to receive a splash pad. The splash pad at the later location will be directly north of SMC's new cancer center being construction on 12th Avenue.
According to the agreement between Stillwater City Council, Stillwater Utilities Authority and the Stillwater Medical Center, SMC is handling the bid process and the construction of the splash pads. SMC will then donate the splash pads to the City, which will maintain them.
February 19, 2016: Stillwater Medical Center announced that the construction bid is awarded to RJR Enterprises from Rogers, Arkansas. Equipment is ordered and will take six to eight weeks for delivery. Construction is anticipated to begin upon receipt of equipment and the construction permits and finalized plans from the project engineers. Both splash pads are slated to open by Memorial Day weekend, May 28–30, 2016. Splash pad hours of operation are to be determined.
March 10, 2016: Construction began on both splash pads. This will include construction fencing, surveying, arrival of construction equipment and the placement of construction signs.
May 19, 2016: Boomer Lake splash pad is completed. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Southern Woods splash pad is still under construction, an open date is not determined at this time.
May 26, 2016: Boomer Lake splash pad opened to visitors.
June 10, 2016: The Southern Woods splash pad opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to come play at the new splash pad.
01.11.16 | 8. a. General Orders | Approval
02.01.16 | 2. e. Consent Docket | Approval
(Posted Feb. 19, 2016)
Rendering of Boomer Lake Park splash pad. (Concept)
(Posted April 26, 2016)
Photos of the Boomer Lake Park splash pad nearing completion.
(Posted June 10, 2016)
Photos of the Southern Woods splash pad nearing completion.
Boomer Lake Grand Opening – May 26, 2016
Southern Woods Splash Pad Grand Opening – June 30, 2016