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Parks seek splash pad public input

Five new Spokane park splash pads have already wetted area children, and now the city’s Parks Department is seeking input on the five locations remaining to be built.

Parks officials want to know what kinds of features people want for the splash pads, including different spray features.

The splash pads are replacing aging wading pools. Funds to pay for the new features come from a $42.9 million bond issue passed by Spokane voters in 2007.

Also on the list to be replaced are six neighborhood swimming pools.

Public meetings on the five remaining splash pads begin next week. All meetings will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Underhill Park meeting will be on Monday at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.

Pacific Park meeting will be Tuesday at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.

Manito Park meeting will be Tuesday at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.

Glass Park meeting will be Wednesday at Longfellow Elementary School, 800 E. Providence Ave.

Franklin Park meeting will be next Thursday Lidgerwood Elementary School, 5510 N. Lidgerwood St.

Splash pad construction at at Audubon, Chief Garry, Coeur d’Alene, Friendship and Thornton-Murphy parks are completed.