Splash Pad

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Located at Henderson Park, work will begin in mid-March on the 16-water feature pad, spread throughout 3,000 sq. ft., and painted with shades of blue, green, and yellow.

Henderson Park Splashpad rendering - view 1 - Vortex Aquatic Structures International
Henderson Park Splashpad rendering - view 2 - Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Brenham Parks and Recreation staff collaborated with Vortex Aquatic Structures Inc. to come up with a new and innovative water play design to foster imagination and social play. The features are grouped into three levels: toddler bay, family bay, and teen bay.

Henderson Park Splashpad rendering - view 3 - Vortex Aquatic Structures International
Henderson Park Splashpad rendering - view 4 - Vortex Aquatic Structures International

The toddler bay features gentle ground sprays and low-flow water features such as Spray Loops, an Aqua Dome, and the Alto feature for a more sensory play experience. The highlight of the family bay is the Sunspray which creates a spiraling water effect with its twirling sphere. The teen bay will offer a 7 ft. Silhouette and two Luna Cannons with orbs that will bring a new level of interaction to the play feature as kids will be able to rotate the cannons 360 degrees. And finally, at the center of the splash pad will feature a SuperWave.

Two bollard activators will be located on the splash pad that initiates the water sequence of play features, controls water consumption, and helps reduce waste.

Funding for the splash pad project comes from the Brenham Community Development Corporation (BCDC) and HEB Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust.

HEB Tournament of Champions graphic

For progress updates, visit the Brenham Parks and Recreation Facebook page

Splashpad Project Timeline

April 2019

Staff presents the splash pad project to Brenham Community Development Corporation (BCDC) for funding

Summer 2019

Familiarization (FAM) tour of splash pads in Houston and Austin area

August 2019

Staff applies for community investment funding through HEB

October 2019

BCDC funding available

Oct.-Nov. 2019

Community engagement survey

November 2019

Parks and Recreation Advisory board approves splash pad site

Dec. 2019-Jan.2020

Splash pad design

January 2020

Council awards splash pad bid

February 2020

Notified of funding support through H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust
(HEB logo attached to include on-site)

Mid-March 2020

Site improvements and splash pad construction

Late-May

Splash Pad completed (estimated)

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