Another fun attraction is on the horizon for residents of Washington County.
A check presentation was held Thursday at the Carver Recreation Center for the creation of a new splash pad.
The estimated $400,000 splash pad will be funded by a $200,000 state Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant and a $200,000 local match. Johnson City currently has a splash pad at Rotary Park. The city will develop design specifications and put the project out for bid.
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Recreation Services Division representatives, Johnson City Vice Mayor Jenny Brock and city staff were on hand for the ceremony.
The new splash pad will be located at the Carver Recreation Center’s east side between a pavilion and West Market Street. A new walkway and additional parking is also being considered.
News of a splash pad continues a busy year for the facility, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year.