City picks spray park splash pad designer

first_imgSplash pad components are quoted at $245,000 in the project budget.The detailed design for the splash pad will be finalized and value-engineered to fit the budget and is a necessary item for the construction permit application for Northern Health.Construction of the $846,000 spray park will include the splash pad components, skating path, rubberized surface, lighting, seating, and shade structures. It is expected to be completed by October 15, 2016.The City will also apply for two grants in the amount of $30,000 each from the Tire Stewardship BC Community Grant Program, in order to offset construction costs for the Spray Park project.Advertisement The spray park project will include rubber surface — made of crumb rubber from recycled tires — for traction and safety over the new splash pad area, the existing playground, and the old splash pad area that is going to become a picnic are and plaza.“There is precedent for similar projects applying for and receiving more than one share of the funding based on available funding and number of requests and approvals,” an administrative report reads.One application will be made for the new splash pad area, and another for the existing playground area and the old splash pad area. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — City staff will be working with Urban Systems and Rec Tec Industries to develop a design for the spray park splash pad, based on their proposed design.Rec Tec Industries, based out of Delta, will be providing the design of the spray park. Other firms that sent in proposal included DB Perks and Associates out of North Vancouver Suttle Recreation from Burnaby, and Park N Pay Designs out of Rocky View County, A.B.Staff received four proposals from prospective spray park suppliers by February 18. According to an administration report presented to council on Monday, proponents were asked to submit proposals for a design, specifying their line of equipment, features, and components, plus supply an itemized list of those components and their costs.- Advertisement -Staff reviewed the proposals with consultants from Urban Systems. Rec Tec Industries scored the highest and offered the best average value per component for spray elements.“They offered a list of other elements (seating, shade structures) that fit the overall park concept – the grassland theme,” the report states.Two of the other proponents — DB Perks and Park N Play Designs — were only able to offer costs for splash pad elements in their proposals.Advertisementlast_img read more