Galion splash park to open next year


By Deborah Elaine Evans - [email protected]



The new splash park at Galion’s East Park is slated to open next year.


Due to an inspection at Splash Park last week with the Ohio Department of Health and Galion Health Department the park will not open until next year.

“(Galion City Health Department) found a couple of issues.” Galion Mayor Tom O’Leary said. “We are working on fixing them. We need to winterize the park, build a new fence and replace some locks.”

O”Leary said he wants to have the park building updated before the park opens next year.

“We will be replacing the brick structure that has a bathroom and an office.” O’Leary said. “We will demolish it and build a new small structure. We will need to have some sort of part-time staff there for safety and other issues.”

O’Leary said there will be no age limit at the splash park.

“The splash park is a pre-teen oriented facility with a water slide for (children from 4-8),” O’Leary said.

He added Police Chief Brian Saterfield is looking into the cost of video detection for the park.

“We are looking into putting video surveillance at the park with vandalism and its ugly friend liability,” O’Leary said. “We should (do this) to protect our investment.”

The new splash park at Galion’s East Park is slated to open next year.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Splash-Park-Features.jpgThe new splash park at Galion’s East Park is slated to open next year.

By Deborah Elaine Evans

[email protected]

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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