After years of anticipation, construction of the Sparwood water spray park is finally underway. The project began in 2008 by the Sparwood Lions Club and at the beginning of 2009 the Sparwood Futures Society took over the project.
Over the past few years, thanks to many hardworking volunteers and generous support from the community and local businesses, the low end of the estimated $300,000 has been raised to construct the park. “We would like to thank the people of Sparwood and area for their generosity,” says Sharon Strom, water park fundraising chair.
Support from the District of Sparwood council in the way of land donation and construction costs for the washrooms, change rooms and covered gazebo area have also significantly assisted in the establishment of the water spray park. The District of Sparwood has also agreed to assume operating costs of the water park once it is built.
The Sparwood Futures Society would like to extend their appreciation to all individuals, business and organizations who made the vision of a water park into a reality.