Thanks for coming out on Saturday April, 28th for The Great American Cleanup and the Grand Opening of the new City Park Splash Pad!
Residents showed up at 9:00AM for the Great American Cleanup in the Crescent City Park and on Main Street. Subway generously provided refreshments for workers who were successful in picking up more than a dozen large bags of trash.
Starting at noon, the Splash Pad Grand Opening festivities kicked off with live music on the City Park Stage by the super talented and very entertaining group, Badlands Collier. Randy Collier and his crew played a great mix of country and classic rock hits.
The Fire Department gave out grilled hot dogs, chips and sodas provided by the city. 74 Snow was at the celebration selling snow cones. The Crescent Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, along with Miller EMS, The Logan County Sheriff, and Air Evac 131 out of Kingfisher all had vehicles on display in a Touch-The-Truck event for the kids and adults alike.
The Sheriff’s MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle and Air Evac’s Air Ambulance Helicopter were special treats.
At 1:00PM, City Manager Janet Smith said a few words and City Council Member Mac Blevins cut the ribbon officially opening the Splash Pad.
The City Park Splash Pad was an instant hit with the kids and there were a few adults who braved the cold water and enjoyed the variety of water features. Once the kids figured out how the pedestal switch works (pressing down turns on a 4 minute cycle) they were hovering over it for a chance to turn on the water works!
It was fun to watch, and the kids excitement was infectious. Its was a day of smiles and a bright spot for Crescent. Many folks were talking about how much fun the park will be this July 4th!
With the splash pad the city has installed the first and biggest park feature, and is now asking for your help! The city has a plan for more equipment that will further improve the park by providing shade, seating, restrooms, parking and more! F&M Bank shares the City’s vision for the park and has graciously agreed to match any citizens donations up to $25,000.00. That means for every dollar you contribute, the city will be able to make twice the impact. Currently, more than $5,000 of citizen donations have been received, and the city is more than 20% of the way toward achieving its vision for your park. If you can help out, please do! Donations can be made at city hall, or at F&M bank. Just let the clerk or teller know you’d like to donate to the park project and they will know what to do.